COCC trims spending in new, $93 million budget

The college expects enrollment to drop by 5% in 2019-20

Central Oregon Community College has made more than $4 million in cuts in its $93.4 … Read more

OSU-Cascades graduates3rd-largest class Sunday

Oregon State University-Cascades will see 331 students graduate on Sunday, the third-largest graduating class in … Read more

Book program fights summer slide with free books for kids

Fireflies program helps reading students in four elementary schools

REDMOND — In their reading class Monday morning, a group of fourth grade students at … Read more

Madras High sees Native American graduation rate double

School culture, relationship building seen as factors in change

MADRAS — Madras High School graduate Mary Olney is, by all accounts, an extremely successful … Read more

Renaissance woman: Bend High grad balances passions in arts and science

Cameron Pearson paints and sings, but plans to pursue a career in environmental science

Editor’s Note: This is the final article in a five-part series about exceptional high school … Read more

Abrupt closure of Bend preschool leaves staff with no paychecks, parents with no day care

River Song School’s collapse resulted in embezzlement accusations, an FBI investigation

A Bend Montessori day care and preschool abruptly closed Monday after financial shortcomings due to … Read more

Crook County graduate plans for future by enlisting in U.S. Army

Quenten Hugie wants to become a police officer or mechanic after leaving military

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth article in a five-part series about exceptional high school … Read more

Two Bend students receive $40K OSU scholarships

The students receive $10,000 annually to attend OSU

Two high school seniors from Bend have received scholarships worth up to $40,000 each from … Read more

Ambitious construction plan at OSU-Cascades will begin in July

Work will start on a 300-stall parking lot, a nearby roundabout and area sidewalks

Oregon State University-­Cascades will begin an ambitious transformation of its campus and the surrounding area … Read more

La Pine High grad’s love of horses sparks possible veterinary career

Ashlyn Johnson is a salutatorian, National Honor Society member and a competitive equestrian

Editor’s Note: This is the third article in a five-part series about exceptional high school … Read more

Crook County schools, Facebook partnership provides technology for students

Facebook has given $415,000 to Crook County School District since 2011

Robotics kits. Film editing software. Virtual-reality headsets. Wi-Fi on school buses. The gifts Crook County … Read more

Bridges High School grad overcame homelessness, family strife

Tyler Hernandez said teachers at the alternative high school ‘just make things happen’

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a five-part series about exceptional high school graduates … Read more

School district making plans for massive Bend High makeover

Construction of the first new classroom building could begin next summer

A decade from now, Bend High School could look radically different, as the beginning of … Read more

Four finalists named for Bear Creek Elementary principal position

The public can meet the finalists on Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Bear Creek

Four principal candidates have been named to lead Bear Creek Elementary next school year, and … Read more

Students lobby for safer crosswalk near Pilot Butte Middle School

8th graders say crossing the street can be like ‘Frogger’

For the past six years, Hai Xing Lewis and Jordan Welsh have used the crosswalk … Read more

2 Central Oregon teachers named Regional Teachers of the Year

Thirteen teachers across the state of Oregon were named 2020 Oregon Regional Teachers of the … Read more

OSU-Cascades, COCC leaders, economist discuss funding challenges

Even with added emphasis on online courses, colleges haven’t been able to lower tuition

In an era where state funding for education continues to dip, higher education institutions across … Read more

Bend-La Pine teachers, parents, staff rally to support education funding

About 2,000 people march in downtown Bend to support Student Success Act

A sea of 2,000 red-clad teachers from Bend-La Pine Schools, parents, kids and even dogs … Read more

COCC to increase tuition by 7% for most students next school year

Increase to fund mandated programs, money lost from students choosing OSU-Cascades, College Now

Incoming Central Oregon Community College students’ wallets will be a little lighter this fall now … Read more

OSU president discusses OSU-Cascades’ successes, funding challenges

Ed Ray said he would continue to lobby lawmakers for funding for OSU-Cascades

During a speech to a room filled with Oregon State University alumni, staff and students … Read more

Student Success Act could bring millions to local schools

Tax on businesses would finance grants

Four of Central Oregon’s six major school districts could receive millions in state grants — … Read more

New principal for Pacific Crest Middle School chosen

Lisa Birk will replace current principal at Bend school

Pacific Crest Middle School Vice Principal Lisa Birk will lead the west Bend school as … Read more

Spanish-language program prepares Latino families for kindergarten

Juntos Aprendemos serves 30 families in Bend and Redmond

REDMOND — About 10 young children, their mothers, and a few educators were coloring, playing … Read more

Middle schoolers present inventions to ‘Shark Tank’ panel

Student inventions included plant-based, biodegradable water bottles and candy that cleans teeth

A group of Seven Peaks School middle school students had an opportunity this week to … Read more

Bend-La Pine teachers won’t participate in statewide walkout

Teachers plan rally to support school funding

Teachers across Oregon — including those in Bend-La Pine Schools — planned a mass walkout … Read more

Bend-La Pine kindergarten registration begins Wednesday

Parents in Bend, La Pine and Sunriver with children who will start kindergarten in the … Read more

Family sues Redmond schools over girl’s death

A Redmond sixth grader killed herself because a boy at her middle school was regularly … Read more

Ridgeview principal named Oregon High School Principal of the Year

Lee Loving, Ridgeview High School’s principal, was named the 2019 Oregon High School Principal of … Read more

Culver schools’ therapy dogs bring joy and comfort to students and staff

One dog, Stetson, was named to Oregon Animal Hall of Fame in March for his years of therapy work

CULVER — It was quiet in Jamie Fritz’s kindergarten class at Culver Elementary School — … Read more

Police investigate fake letter spread at a Bend high school

Dystopian-themed lesson goes awry after spread on social media

A memo with Bend-La Pine Schools’ letterhead was passed among students earlier this week, stating … Read more

Families, teachers excited to join North Star Elementary

New school’s principal revealed North Star’s nickname: The Navigators

The new North Star Elementary won’t open its doors to students until September, but families … Read more

Redmond, Bend-La Pine schools to host suicide prevention training

Parents in Bend and Redmond will get to meet with local suicide-prevention experts and learn … Read more

Report: Oregon education agency failed on grad rates

Sixteen months after a scathing state audit said the Oregon Department of Education urgently needed … Read more

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