Enrollment jumps at Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend

Largest ever first-year class includes 27% students of color

Oregon’s newest higher education institution continues to grow its student population at a rapid pace. … Read more

Report: Oregon Education Department needs to tighten cybersecurity

SALEM — The state agency that holds the education records of more than half a … Read more

Bend-La Pine Schools chief to resign

Shay Mikalson has accepted administrative position at High Desert ESD

Shay Mikalson’s four-year tenure as Bend-La Pine Schools’ superintendent will end once the 2019‑20 school … Read more

Deschutes library director, readers upset by publisher’s e-book near-embargo

Macmillan Publishers will only sell one e-book copy of new releases to libraries for the first eight weeks

One of the literary world’s “Big Five” publishing houses, Macmillan Publishers, has limited libraries across … Read more

OSU-Cascades’ Equity Lounge creates space for marginalized students

Student government leaders designed lounge, planning events for it

Risa Christie, a sophomore at Oregon State University-Cascades, said that because of a chronic illness, … Read more

COCC enrollment falls for seventh year, but online enrollment grows

The college had a small bump in out-of-district enrollment in 2018-19

Despite more students from out-of-district taking classes, and online courses growing in popularity, Central Oregon … Read more

Madras High students renovating on-campus pediatric health clinic

Students are designing and welding signs, building deck and more

MADRAS — Local health care provider Mosaic Medical received $34,000 in May from the state … Read more

Sisters School Board member resigns after two years

The school board is seeking applications for a new board member

After serving more than two years on the Sisters School Board, Nicki Gregg resigned from … Read more

OSU board approves construction of new OSU-Cascades building

It will be the second academic building on OSU-Cascades’ Bend campus

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees Friday approved the construction of a second academic … Read more

‘Care coaches’ training school staff to help students overcome trauma

The three coaches were hired with a $1.5 million grant from Central Oregon Health Council

In recent years, school districts have attempted to put more resources and attention toward helping … Read more

Former Crook County teacher gets probation for insulting and upsetting students

Chaney was repeatedly disciplined by school administrators for “negative and sarcastic comments”

A former Crook County School District music teacher was reprimanded and is under a state-issued … Read more

Culver schools lockout ends Thursday morning

Student who allegedly made threat is in long-term care

Culver schools’ lockout procedure ended Thursday morning, after it was determined that the middle school … Read more

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

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