Oxford Hotel owners give $500K to OSU-Cascades’ hospitality management program

Oregon State University-Cascades announced Wednesday that its hospitality management program received $500,000 for its endowed … Read more

Parents, Bend-La Pine School Board react to Summit High fire code violations

Director of facilities says inspections are coming soon; whistleblowers dispute statements

The director of facilities for Bend-La Pine Schools reassured the school board Tuesday that fire … Read more

Skyline High School uses rock-climbing to inspire writing, courage

Climbing was one of three options for the Bend students to get out of classroom

TERREBONNE — There are many ways to inspire students to write, but most schools wouldn’t … Read more

Bend-La Pine Schools to pay $18,500 for land to build roundabout near new high school

The roundabout will be installed at intersection of Knott Road and 15th Street

To mitigate traffic when its fourth high school opens in 2021, the Bend-La Pine School … Read more

Bend High honors alumnus lost in the Vietnam War

Veterans advocate Dick Tobiason also honored during school’s annual ceremony

Bennie Lee Dexter attended Bend High School, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force before … Read more

Cheri Helt may keep school board seat despite election to Legislature

Bend lawmaker says she wants to stay connected to local schools

Cheri Helt, newly elected to represent Bend in the state House, may not step down … Read more

OSU-Cascades is younger, more diverse due to largest-ever first-year class

Official enrollment numbers show 23 percent of first-year students are people of color

Oregon State University-­Cascades’ current first-year and transfer student populations are officially the young university’s largest … Read more

Summit High’s student paper named best student newspaper in U.S. again

Summit High School’s newspaper, The Pinnacle, was named the best high school broadsheet newspaper in … Read more

No artificial turf for Bend’s new high school

Unless parents raise funds for turf, new school will have only grass

A fourth comprehensive high school in Bend will open its doors in fall 2021, complete … Read more

Inspection reveals multiple fire code violations at Summit High

Muffled fire alarms, permanently disabled smoke dampers may have put students in danger, employees say

Two maintenance employees with Bend-La Pine Schools say students may have been at risk because … Read more

Math Lab with OSU-Cascades helps Crook County teachers

Crook County schools and OSU-Cascades team up to help elementary students better understand math

PRINEVILLE — Kindergarten teacher Katie Barnhart drew an equals sign on a whiteboard and asked … Read more

Local kids conduct experiments at Bend pop-up children’s museum

Volunteers hope the pop-up museums eventually lead to a permanent Bend children’s museum

Three-year-old Jasper James stood over a pool, casually placing random objects in it, seeing if … Read more

Middle schools fight bullying with empathy

Bend middle schools provide counseling, create ‘culture of kindness’

Although less than a third of eighth-graders in Deschutes County said they had been bullied … Read more

Bullying in 2018: What it is and why it’s so common in middle school

Local administrators say ‘bullying’ has a specific definition, not a catch-all for meanness

In a 2017 statewide survey, nearly 69 percent of eighth-graders in Deschutes County said they … Read more

Former Seven Peaks principal sues school, former board president for $1.75M

Megan Martin claims her reputation was ‘irreparably damaged’ by a ‘smear campaign’

Megan Martin, the principal of Seven Peaks School who was fired last year, has filed … Read more

Oregon school ratings released after announcement of delay sparks backlash

Gov. Kate Brown gives order to release school ratings early after initially supporting delay

After initially deciding to postpone the release of Oregon school ratings until after Election Day, … Read more

School district talks boundary changes for Bend’s new elementary school

Drafts of the new elementary boundaries will be presented in December

When Bend-La Pine Schools’ new elementary school in north Bend opens next fall, attendance areas … Read more

Student internship program expanding to Sisters and Prineville

Program connects high school and college students to local businesses

After connecting more than 100 high school and college students with internships last school year … Read more

Bend students question Sen. Ron Wyden

Mountain View High students asked Wyden about education, healthcare, Brett Kavanaugh

When Mountain View High School senior Kelsey Adams asked U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden a question … Read more

Redmond middle school art teacher receives honor

Obsidian Middle School teacher Jennifer Moore named Middle Level Art Educator of the Year

Obsidian Middle School art teacher Jennifer Moore was named the 2018-19 Middle Level Art Educator … Read more

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

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