Luna lets high schoolers earn credits in late-afternoon classes

Non-traditional program can help get students back on path to graduation

At an hour when her peers have finished their high school classes for the day, … Read more

Bend school librarian wins state honor

Cascade Middle School librarian named best secondary librarian in Oregon

Amy Wilde, a librarian at Cascade Middle School, was named the Secondary Library Teacher of … Read more

OSU-Cascades announces new associate dean

Associate Dean Andrew Ketsdever was formerly an aerospace engineering professor in Colorado

Oregon State University-Cascades has added an aerospace engineering expert to its administrative team. Andrew Ketsdever, … Read more

Fate of COCC student paper to be decided in early 2019

The fate of Central Oregon Community College’s student newspaper will be decided early next year, … Read more

Jefferson County school officials see Warm Springs tribes’ original 1855 treaty

Treaty is on display at The Museum At Warm Springs for first time

WARM SPRINGS — Instead of only seeing photographs of the 1855 treaty between the U.S. … Read more

Bend-La Pine Schools will change schedules next fall

Elementary schools will begin earlier, secondary schools later

LA PINE — Students in Bend-La Pine elementary schools will begin classes an hour earlier … Read more

Youth Challenge to renovate, expand Bend campus

The program will serve more than 80 additional students per term after construction ends in 2020

The Oregon Youth Challenge Program will be able to enroll more than 80 additional at-risk … Read more

COCC enrollment drops for sixth straight year

Revenue remains flat, but college hopes to obtain more state funding soon

Enrollment at Central Oregon Community College dropped for the sixth year in a row, but … Read more

Program helps hard of hearing students bolster reading, social skills

Central Oregon students foster friendships by reading, relating

On a Thursday morning, middle schoolers Vanessa Powell and Clara Cegelka pondered superpowers. Susan Newman, … Read more

Bend-La Pine accepting online surveys for naming new elementary school

Survey is open until Oct. 21

Bend-La Pine Schools is asking the community to help name its new elementary school using … Read more

Seven Peaks School emerges from year of firings, enrollment decline with new leadership

Two former administrators angry at abrupt firings, current school leadership

A year after Seven Peaks School fired its principal, Megan Martin, and filed a lawsuit … Read more

Bend-La Pine School Board gets a virtual tour of new high school

Classrooms, meeting spaces, ‘learning stairs’ included in tentative design

Bend-La Pine school district’s future high school might include nearly 60 classrooms and learning spaces, … Read more

OSU-Cascades plans free festival with educational talks and demonstrations

To celebrate Oregon State University’s 150th anniversary, OSU-Cascades is hosting Discovery Day from 10 a.m. … Read more

Bend-La Pine outlines new options for expelled students

The district plans on opening a small-scale program near Marshall High campus in spring for expelled students

For four years, a Bend-La Pine Schools program called Students to Reach Individual Visions of … Read more

Opt-out rate increases for Bend-La Pine Schools in 2017-18

State education head calls Bend-La Pine 11th graders’ lack of participation ‘concerning’

Oregon’s top education official finds it concerning that Bend-La Pine Schools’ state testing opt-out rates … Read more

Central Oregon schools employ successful threat assessment program

Community, law enforcement used to help troubled teens, prevent violence

In February, not long after 17 teenagers died in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, … Read more

OSU-Cascades welcomes largest first-year class to date

Out-of-state students, strong word-of-mouth boost first-year population by about 40 percent, officials say

After moving into their dorm rooms Sunday, first-year students were scattered throughout Oregon State University-Cascades’ … Read more

COCC student newspaper may survive

College president wants to explore ways to keep The Broadside publishing

MADRAS — Central Oregon Community College’s student newspaper might not be dead yet. President Shirley … Read more

Large family is almost entirely connected to Bend-La Pine Schools

Clan has 2 teachers, 2 retired employees and a student in nearly every grade

When Jill Plattner moved to Bend in 2000 to teach math at Mountain View High … Read more

Education notes

Youth notes • The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary will sponsor an essay-writing contest for 6th-graders … Read more

COCC starts search process to replace school president

Search firm will visit Central Oregon in October to meet community members

Now that Central Oregon Community College President Shirley Metcalf has announced her plans to retire … Read more

Enrollment at Bend-La Pine schools grew slightly for 2018

District’s preliminary data shows increase is smallest since 2009

The number of students enrolled at Bend-La Pine Schools has grown again this school year, … Read more

Bend Science Station opens in new, bigger location

The $1.8 million eco-friendly building, on OSU-Cascades’ campus, has three labs

At 9 a.m. Monday, fifth-graders were buzzing with chatter in front of Bend Science Station’s … Read more

Local girl born without hand receives free 3D-printed prosthetic

Non-profit group Enabling The Future will provide larger devices as child grows

Blakeley Brown is similar to lots of 5-year-olds. She loves being active, pink is her … Read more

Jefferson County School Board set to approve over $1.1M in grants Monday

Money to fund after-school programs, teacher training, remodeling teacher homes

If its school board approves, Jefferson County School District will receive more than $1.1 million … Read more

Education notes

Student council notes • Claire Farnsworth, of Bend, has been elected to the 2018-19 Graceland … Read more

Oregon plan to tackle dyslexia starts this fall for kindergarteners, first-graders

Elementary schools must screen students for risk of dyslexia, have trained reading specialist

After the Legislature asked the Department of Education for a plan to combat dyslexia at … Read more

COCC President Shirley Metcalf to retire at end of school year

Metcalf is community college’s fifth president

Central Oregon Community College President Shirley Metcalf announced plans Wednesday afternoon to retire by July … Read more

Featured photo: Bend middle school gets a face-lift

Pilot Butte Middle School to receive full interior modernization

Keeton King Contracting employees work on finishing up the ceiling of the new entry area … Read more

Education notes

College notes • Kendall Yvonne Simpson, of Redmond, received a master’s degree in teaching from … Read more

St. Francis School welcomes new nun teachers from Texas

The church has three Salesian Sisters, two of whom will teach in the school

When classes begin next week at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, students will be … Read more

Central Oregon schools gain specialist to help fight chronic absenteeism

September attendance builds relationships between teachers and students

Oregon has a higher rate of students that frequently miss classes than most states, and … Read more

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