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

OSU president discusses OSU-Cascades’ successes, funding challenges

Ed Ray said he would continue to lobby lawmakers for funding for OSU-Cascades

During a speech to a room filled with Oregon State University alumni, staff and students … Read more

Student Success Act could bring millions to local schools

Tax on businesses would finance grants

Four of Central Oregon’s six major school districts could receive millions in state grants — … Read more

New principal for Pacific Crest Middle School chosen

Lisa Birk will replace current principal at Bend school

Pacific Crest Middle School Vice Principal Lisa Birk will lead the west Bend school as … Read more

Spanish-language program prepares Latino families for kindergarten

Juntos Aprendemos serves 30 families in Bend and Redmond

REDMOND — About 10 young children, their mothers, and a few educators were coloring, playing … Read more

Middle schoolers present inventions to ‘Shark Tank’ panel

Student inventions included plant-based, biodegradable water bottles and candy that cleans teeth

A group of Seven Peaks School middle school students had an opportunity this week to … Read more

Bend-La Pine teachers won’t participate in statewide walkout

Teachers plan rally to support school funding

Teachers across Oregon — including those in Bend-La Pine Schools — planned a mass walkout … Read more

Bend-La Pine kindergarten registration begins Wednesday

Parents in Bend, La Pine and Sunriver with children who will start kindergarten in the … Read more

Family sues Redmond schools over girl’s death

A Redmond sixth grader killed herself because a boy at her middle school was regularly … Read more

Ridgeview principal named Oregon High School Principal of the Year

Lee Loving, Ridgeview High School’s principal, was named the 2019 Oregon High School Principal of … Read more

Culver schools’ therapy dogs bring joy and comfort to students and staff

One dog, Stetson, was named to Oregon Animal Hall of Fame in March for his years of therapy work

CULVER — It was quiet in Jamie Fritz’s kindergarten class at Culver Elementary School — … Read more

Police investigate fake letter spread at a Bend high school

Dystopian-themed lesson goes awry after spread on social media

A memo with Bend-La Pine Schools’ letterhead was passed among students earlier this week, stating … Read more

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

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