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

Deschutes libraries to put radio-frequency ID tags in all materials

Staff say the tags will ease check-in and out processes, increase security

By the end of 2019, every book, CD, DVD and audiobook in the Deschutes Public … Read more

Program hopes to save lives by giving free helmets to children

The Center Foundation stresses safety while handing out helmets to third-graders

Every year, 400,000 children under 15 in the United States are treated in emergency rooms … Read more

Deschutes library approves $448,000 on new library designs

Architecture firm will create concepts for a new Bend library

REDMOND — A proposed new library in Bend and redesigned libraries throughout Deschutes County moved … Read more

COCC revamping new student orientation and advising to increase student success

The college will start the welcoming process earlier in the year, streamline advising process

According to educational experts, having incoming students begin college on the right foot is key … Read more

Federal grant helps COCC students pass required math, writing courses

Students can take refresher courses, place into higher-level classes earlier

Every student seeking a degree at Central Oregon Community College has to complete at least … Read more

Families, teachers say they cherish life at remote Big Muddy School

Unique public school educates children of Young Life youth ministry staff

ANTELOPE — During recess at Big Muddy School, kids laugh as they use the swing … Read more

OSU-Cascades hospitality management courses go online

The seven courses will be the first entirely-online program in OSU-Cascades’ history

Oregon State University-Cascades’ hospitality management program is the only one of its kind in Oregon, … Read more

COCC saved students nearly $1M in textbook costs last school year

Some COCC courses use free or low-cost online educational resources instead of expensive textbooks

The high price of textbooks can be troublesome for college students, but some classes at … Read more

Students launch high-altitude balloon into stratosphere

The NASA-funded event designed to inspire about science, space

A group of home-school students got to see the effects of low air-pressure and radiation … Read more

North Star Elementary construction on-time and on-budget

Teachers will be able to move in to Bend school by August

The construction of Bend’s 16th elementary school, North Star, is on time and on budget, … Read more

Crook County looking at future fixes for roofs while trying to avoid bond

Board member wants repairs funded by diverting a small amount of money from general fund each year

PRINEVILLE — An outdated, leaky roof at Crook County Middle School needs to be fixed, … Read more

14 Bend-La Pine schools had leaks after snow

District says no evidence of mold in any leaking areas

Fourteen schools with recently renovated and aging roofs suffered leaks throughout Bend for the past … Read more

Pacific Crest principal tapped to lead new Bend high school

Pacific Crest Middle School Principal Chris Boyd will be the principal at a southeast Bend … Read more

Redmond High School selects new principal for 2019-20 school year

The new principal, Audrey Haugan, has led a large high school in Illinois for 13 years

Audrey Haugan, the principal of a large high school in the Chicago suburbs, will become … Read more

COCC board approves 3-year, $220,000 contract for new president

Laurie Chesley will take over from departing president Shirley Metcalf on July 1

Laurie Chesley, the new president of Central Oregon Community College, will earn $220,000 a year, … Read more

Bend park district’s elementary after-school programs planning time shift, expansion

The agency will likely cancel its before-school child care

A popular before-school child care program will likely shutter and after-school programs could expand due … Read more

Bend-La Pine to host forum with new high school principal candidates

All four candidates to lead the new southeast Bend school have administrative and teaching experience

Community members can meet the four candidates vying to become the principal of Bend’s new … Read more

Sisters School District considers starting all schools 30 minutes later

District will decide next month whether to start classes at 8:30 a.m.

All 1,100 students in Sisters School District could be starting their school day 30 minutes … Read more

Bend-La Pine extending school year by one day to make up snow days in spring

Last week’s record snowfall cause four canceled school days

Bend-La Pine Schools will make up its four snow days in February by extending the … Read more

OSU-Cascades reaches out to Central Oregon high school students

More graduates from Bend-La Pine Schools attend OSU in Corvallis or University of Oregon

Erika Strauser’s science class at Summit High School received a guest lecture from Oregon State … Read more

Marshall High gym construction delayed again

Marshall’s new career and technical education classrooms are ready for students

Marshall High School’s new gymnasium has been delayed for a second time, mostly due to … Read more

30 feet of fascia removed from La Pine High School roof due to ice dam

Bend-La Pine officials say the fascia was already damaged, there were no safety concerns

Ice damming caused 30 feet of already-damaged fascia to completely pull away from La Pine … Read more

Bend-La Pine, Redmond, Crook County, Culver, Jefferson County students returning to class Friday

Administrators in Sisters will decide Friday morning

After four straight snow days, at least five Central Oregon school districts — Bend-La Pine, … Read more

Bend-La Pine superintendent gets 8% raise in contract

Superintendent Shay Mikalson earned an 8 percent raise, under contract through 2022

Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Shay Mikalson will be leading Oregon’s fifth-largest school district for at … Read more

Bend-La Pine Schools decides to not remove snow from flat-roofed schools

Engineer told officials snow was light, melting quickly, so buildup wasn’t heavy

Despite a historic four-day snowfall that buried Central Oregon, Bend-La Pine Schools decided Wednesday to … Read more

School districts decide between making up snow days or shorter school year

Districts have variety of plans, from adding days in June to adding minutes to each school day

Central Oregon’s school districts have to decide whether or not to make up the two … Read more

Bend-La Pine middle schools hope to increase diversity, opportunity in tech classes

For the first time, district’s middle schools offer the same computer science curriculum

Scott McDonald, an instructional technology coach at Bend-La Pine Schools, is sick of how homogeneous … Read more

COCC Board chooses top pick for president

Laurie Chesley has 18 years of administrative experience in Michigan and Pennsylvania

Central Oregon Community College may have its new president, pending contract negotiations: Laurie Chesley, a … Read more

OSU-Cascades’ student teaching method more hands-on, cooperative

Co-teaching has student teachers join the full-time teacher at front of class

Student teacher Grace Spaulding stands in front of a fourth-grade class at Silver Rail Elementary … Read more

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