Online survey for naming new Bend high school now open

Survey will close Nov. 15

Community members can suggest names for Bend-La Pine Schools’ new high school through an online … Read more

State releases annual at-a-glance profiles for local schools

Chronic absenteeism declines statewide, varies among local schools

The Oregon Department of Education on Thursday released its annual at-a-glance profiles for the state’s … Read more

Road near Realms and Skyline high schools to receive school zone designation

Brinson Boulevard will have Bend’s first flashing-light school zone signs

Two small magnet high schools, Skyline and Realms, opened last year in a warehouse in … Read more

Culver schools on lockout after student threat

Classes resume as normal, but all exterior doors are locked

All doors to Culver’s schools were locked Wednesday after a middle school student allegedly threatened … Read more

Bend-La Pine’s 2019 graduating class mostly remains in Western U.S. for college

Central Oregon Community College remains most popular choice

For another year, the majority of college-bound graduates from Bend-La Pine Schools chose to attend … Read more

State funding aims to improve early childhood education

Oregon’s Student Success Act will give $200 million statewide to improve and expand early childhood education

Oregon’s $1 billion-per-year Student Success Act, passed this spring, has received lots of attention for … Read more

Redmond teachers to get raises over next two years

New contract provides 3.25% raise this year and 4% raise for 2020-21 school year

Redmond School District officials knew they paid teachers less than other Central Oregon school districts. … Read more

Facebook gives $200k to Crook County High’s career and tech programs

Facebook has given more than $700,000 to Crook County schools since 2011

Facebook gave $200,000 to Crook County High School’s career and technical education programs Thursday, which … Read more

Redmond School District needs three budget committee members

The Redmond School District wants people to apply for the three vacant seats on its … Read more

Bend resident gives $1 million to COCC Foundation

John Overbay, who owned the Wagners grocery chain, attended COCC in the 1950s

Former local grocery store magnate John ­Overbay gave $1 million to the Central Oregon Community … Read more

Crook County school superintendent teaches high school class

Crook County superintendent Sara Johnson wants to connect ‘at a foundational level’

PRINEVILLE — Crook County High School’s human development course isn’t a typical class. And that’s … Read more

Featured photos: Rolling home from school

Central Oregon students take part in International Walk and Roll to School Day

In Central Oregon and around the world, schoolchildren walked or biked to school Wednesday. They … Read more

Former Redmond High teacher gets probation for inappropriate note to student

Redmond school officials said the letter, although not explicitly sexual, contained “highly concerning statements”

A former Redmond High School math teacher received two years of probation from the state … Read more

OSU-Cascades digs into pumice mine project

Huge job requires crews to remove debris, crush it, then return it to the mine

Filling a giant hole in the ground with dirt would seem to be a simple … Read more

Teachers scramble to inform students of earlier AP test deadline

Some teachers concerned that an earlier deadline will mean fewer students take tests

For years, high school students who took Advanced Placement tests in May had to register … Read more

Bend Science Station helps Bend-La Pine teachers refine new science curriculum

Fourth and fifth grade teachers are getting hands-on help from educational nonprofit

Last fall, Bend-La Pine Schools’ elementary students began using a new science curriculum, Amplify Science. … Read more

More students than ever move into OSU-Cascades residence hall

A majority of students living on campus are from Oregon

Oregon State University-­Cascades moved 176 students into its residence building Sunday, the largest number of … Read more

Warm Springs leaders, teachers excited for statewide Native American lesson plans

The three Warm Springs tribes and other Oregon tribes helped design curriculum

WARM SPRINGS — Shayla Lenaya Stwyer, a member of the Wasco tribe, said when she … Read more

State testing participation jumps in Bend-La Pine high schools, plummets at Ridgeview High

Testing opt-outs for 11th graders increased by about 40% at Ridgeview

For two straight years, the Oregon Department of Education reported no data from state test … Read more

Kenwood’s 100th anniversary brings back memories for alumni

The school is Bend-La Pine’s oldest remaining school building

Patty Stell has many memories of her six years at Kenwood School in the early … Read more

Oregon schools record poorest test scores in 5 years

PORTLAND — Oregon schools have recorded their poorest performance in the five-year history of Oregon’s … Read more

Without a deal, state university workers will strike

PORTLAND — Workers at seven public universities in Oregon have voted to authorize a strike … Read more

Lawyers and judges discuss law, Constitution with local students on Constitution Day

Constitution in the Classroom has visited local schools for 10 years

REDMOND — David and Andrew Doyle, a father-­son pair of local attorneys, have won over … Read more

Kitchen Ninjas champion the environment by washing dishes

Effort is part of Bend-La Pine Schools’ sustainability program

While most kids on Realms Middle Schools’ wooded campus spent their recess chatting or playing … Read more

OSU-Cascades unveils details for its new $24.5 million academic building

Built from timber, the energy saving building should be complete by fall 2021

Oregon State University-Cascades’ second academic building has a design, purpose and expected completion date: the … Read more

Redmond school enrollment shows increase in kindergarten

District grew only 0.3% overall, but kindergarten grew by 11%

Redmond is a fast-growing city, having added nearly 2,500 residents since 2017, according to U.S. … Read more

Bend-La Pine celebrating Kenwood School’s 100th anniversary

The building’s 100th birthday party will take place Sept. 21

Kenwood School, Bend-La Pine Schools’ oldest school, will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Sept. 21 … Read more

Crook County School District enrollment sees 6.5% growth since October

The district hired four teachers and five educational assistants to handle growth

Crook County School District officials anticipated enrollment to grow this school year. But when an … Read more

Bend-La Pine Schools’ enrollment grows by 1.5% districtwide

Summit High School gained 155 students while Bend High and Mountain View shrank

After marginal growth last year, enrollment at Bend-La Pine Schools jumped by a more typical … Read more

Redmond’s kindergarten home visits ease students into school

Teachers have visited new kindergartners at home for four years

REDMOND — Identical triplets Jaxson, Mason and Hunter Marcum hadn’t begun kindergarten yet Thursday, but … Read more

First day at Bend’s new elementary school

North Star Elementary School welcomed 291 students on its first day

The first day of school had a special meaning for the students at the brand-new … Read more

With strike looming, union accuses Oregon universities of misplaced spending priorities

SALEM — As thousands of public university workers in Oregon prepare to strike at the … Read more

Lane County to teach entrepreneurship

Program to build on success of teaching coding to elementary school students

An organization that has helped bring computer coding to Lane County students now is hoping … Read more

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