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

Transition Program helps special-education students enter workforce

Sisters School District program teaches job skills through minimum-wage work

SISTERS — The student workers at the Sisters High School football stadium have honed their … Read more

North Lake County makes case for leaving COCC district

COCC asks state to ignore request to leave college’s taxing district

Citizens from sparsely-­populated north Lake County want out of Central Oregon Community College’s taxing district, … Read more

Marshall High School in Bend becoming career-tech hub

New principal hopes Marshall’s hands-on approach will appeal to students

For 25 years, Marshall High School has served as an alternative for students who wanted … Read more

Education notes

Teen feats Redmond Proficiency Academy announced that the College Board awarded 24 students with Advanced … Read more

Bend-La Pine Schools works to address racial inequities

Training sessions last week highlighted inequities for local minority students

Bend-La Pine Schools staff members learned more about the inequities and challenges that minority students … Read more

Education notes

Military notes • U.S. Air Force Airman National Guard 1st Class Taylor M. Hanson has … Read more

New principals will lead at Mountain View and Summit high schools

Michael McDonald and Michael Hicks will spend first year listening and learning

Bend’s Summit and Mountain View high schools will have new principals at the helm this … Read more

Central Oregon schools using ‘secure lobbies’ for student safety

Nearly every Central Oregon school district either has secure lobbies in place, under construction, or planned

In a country where school shootings have become more prominent in the minds of worried … Read more

Central Oregon school leaders discuss challenges, successes

Achievement gap, graduation rates and student trauma among topics

Three local education leaders opened up Thursday about the challenges facing Central Oregon schools, striking … Read more

Redmond School District looking for bond oversight committee volunteers

Volunteers would lead an independent group monitoring spending of proposed bond

The Redmond School District is seeking citizens to be a part of an oversight committee … Read more

Bend High School to host speaker Chad Hymas to discuss safe school environments

Author and quadriplegic athlete to speak at free event Aug. 28

The Bend-La Pine Schools has invited author and public speaker Chad Hymas to Bend for … Read more

Redmond School District’s tech interns reprogram, fix student laptops

District supervisor calls them ‘superstars’ for handling tech duties this summer

REDMOND — When Redmond School District realized it had more than 4,000 electronic devices and … Read more

Bend-La Pine Schools making progress on school construction

Projects funded by $268.3 million bond measure

Pilot Butte Middle School was built in 1968 and has never had a major renovation … Read more

OSU-Cascades wants to produce as much energy as it uses

Bend campus has ‘Net Zero’ plan for campus expansion

Having an entire college campus produce as much energy as it uses may sound like … Read more

High Desert Museum gets $476k endowment

Gift to fund education programs at Bend institution

Bonnie and Oliver Steele began visiting Central Oregon in the early 1990s and bought a … Read more

Redmond School Board to put $69.7M bond on November ballot

Funds would be used to replace M.A. Lynch Elementary

REDMOND — The Redmond School Board unanimously decided Wednesday night to put a $69.7 million … Read more

Redmond school board to decide on $70 million bond measure

Bond measure would rebuild Lynch Elementary, add secure entryways to schools

After originally planning to present a $69.8 million bond measure to voters in May, the … Read more

Education notes

College notes • Karl Kawders earned bachelor’s degrees with distinction in business administration and finance, … Read more

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