Culver School Board member resigns

Dave Slaght’s seat will be filled in August or September

After a decade of service, Dave Slaght resigned from the Culver School Board to accept … Read more

COCC plans Redmond campus expansion

Legislature approved $8.1 million for new classroom building

Central Oregon Community College’s second-largest campus will likely add a fifth building with the approval … Read more

New Bend high school will have turf field

Kirby Nagelhout is expecting to begin construction this month

Despite initial plans to give southeast Bend’s new high school a grass field stadium for … Read more

Redmond School District superintendent to retire after 2019-20 school year

Mike McIntosh has worked in the school district for 22 years, including seven as its superintendent

After 22 years working for Redmond School District and seven years as its superintendent, Mike … Read more

Redmond schools plan to dip into reserves for second straight year

Redmond School Board approves $116.9 million budget for next school year

REDMOND — For the second year in a row, the Redmond School District plans to … Read more

Bend-La Pine school board passes student-requested climate change resolution

The resolution acknowledges the threat of climate change and pledges to promote sustainability

Bend-La Pine’s school board affirmed its dedication to reducing emissions and promoting sustainability by unanimously … Read more

Bend-La Pine approves raises for teachers, staff for next 2 years

Teachers and staff will receive 2% to 3.1% cost-of-living raises

Teachers, staff and administrators in Bend-La Pine Schools will receive cost-of-living raises in each of … Read more

Bend-La Pine school board looking at $505.8 million budget Tuesday

Biggest spending increases go towards PERS, bond-funded construction

Bond-funded construction projects and rising pension costs have resulted in a potential budget increase of … Read more

Crook County teachers negotiate raises

School district hopes to entice young teachers with increase in base pay

Teachers in Crook County Schools will be paid more starting in September, with new teachers … Read more

Bend teacher expands her classroom management program

Lindsey Kealey is leaving teaching to coach teachers and parents on her PAWsitive Choices program

Kindergarten teacher Lindsey Kealey’s classroom management plan focused on teaching young students to make responsible … Read more

Crook County High School buys sawmill for classes

Educators say the sawmill will help students learn the entire cycle of forestry

Students at Crook County High School interested in forestry and natural resources will get to … Read more

School iPad shows porn to 9-year-old after ‘bouncing balls’ search

School district says it has strong filters for obscene material

About two weeks ago, a 9-year-old Bend girl saw a pornographic image on her school-issued … Read more

Featured photos: So long, school

Friday was the last day of school for the more than 18,300 students of Bend-La … Read more

COCC trims spending in new, $93 million budget

The college expects enrollment to drop by 5% in 2019-20

Central Oregon Community College has made more than $4 million in cuts in its $93.4 … Read more

OSU-Cascades graduates3rd-largest class Sunday

Oregon State University-Cascades will see 331 students graduate on Sunday, the third-largest graduating class in … Read more

Book program fights summer slide with free books for kids

Fireflies program helps reading students in four elementary schools

REDMOND — In their reading class Monday morning, a group of fourth grade students at … Read more

Madras High sees Native American graduation rate double

School culture, relationship building seen as factors in change

MADRAS — Madras High School graduate Mary Olney is, by all accounts, an extremely successful … Read more

Renaissance woman: Bend High grad balances passions in arts and science

Cameron Pearson paints and sings, but plans to pursue a career in environmental science

Editor’s Note: This is the final article in a five-part series about exceptional high school … Read more

Abrupt closure of Bend preschool leaves staff with no paychecks, parents with no day care

River Song School’s collapse resulted in embezzlement accusations, an FBI investigation

A Bend Montessori day care and preschool abruptly closed Monday after financial shortcomings due to … Read more

Crook County graduate plans for future by enlisting in U.S. Army

Quenten Hugie wants to become a police officer or mechanic after leaving military

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth article in a five-part series about exceptional high school … Read more

Two Bend students receive $40K OSU scholarships

The students receive $10,000 annually to attend OSU

Two high school seniors from Bend have received scholarships worth up to $40,000 each from … Read more

Ambitious construction plan at OSU-Cascades will begin in July

Work will start on a 300-stall parking lot, a nearby roundabout and area sidewalks

Oregon State University-­Cascades will begin an ambitious transformation of its campus and the surrounding area … Read more

La Pine High grad’s love of horses sparks possible veterinary career

Ashlyn Johnson is a salutatorian, National Honor Society member and a competitive equestrian

Editor’s Note: This is the third article in a five-part series about exceptional high school … Read more

Crook County schools, Facebook partnership provides technology for students

Facebook has given $415,000 to Crook County School District since 2011

Robotics kits. Film editing software. Virtual-reality headsets. Wi-Fi on school buses. The gifts Crook County … Read more

Bridges High School grad overcame homelessness, family strife

Tyler Hernandez said teachers at the alternative high school ‘just make things happen’

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a five-part series about exceptional high school graduates … Read more

School district making plans for massive Bend High makeover

Construction of the first new classroom building could begin next summer

A decade from now, Bend High School could look radically different, as the beginning of … Read more

Four finalists named for Bear Creek Elementary principal position

The public can meet the finalists on Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Bear Creek

Four principal candidates have been named to lead Bear Creek Elementary next school year, and … Read more

Students lobby for safer crosswalk near Pilot Butte Middle School

8th graders say crossing the street can be like ‘Frogger’

For the past six years, Hai Xing Lewis and Jordan Welsh have used the crosswalk … Read more

2 Central Oregon teachers named Regional Teachers of the Year

Thirteen teachers across the state of Oregon were named 2020 Oregon Regional Teachers of the … Read more

OSU-Cascades, COCC leaders, economist discuss funding challenges

Even with added emphasis on online courses, colleges haven’t been able to lower tuition

In an era where state funding for education continues to dip, higher education institutions across … Read more

Bend-La Pine teachers, parents, staff rally to support education funding

About 2,000 people march in downtown Bend to support Student Success Act

A sea of 2,000 red-clad teachers from Bend-La Pine Schools, parents, kids and even dogs … Read more

COCC to increase tuition by 7% for most students next school year

Increase to fund mandated programs, money lost from students choosing OSU-Cascades, College Now

Incoming Central Oregon Community College students’ wallets will be a little lighter this fall now … Read more

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