Community shows mostly support for OSU-Cascades expansion

OSU-Cascades seeks $500,000 federal grant to clean up former landfill

From a large auditorium for hosting events to more space for students to study and … Read more

Bend-La Pine high schools add fencing for security

The fencing locks in small sections of parking for the entire school day at some locations

High school students arriving late to class in Bend or La Pine, scrambling to find … Read more

Marshall High’s new gym construction behind schedule

Roofing-related delays will cause gym to be finished a month late in early March

This summer, Bend-La Pine Schools unveiled its plans for a revamped, career and technical education-focused … Read more

Arlie Seems’ daughter, childhood friend frustrated his name not considered for Bend elementary

The vote for the new elementary school’s name was postponed until a later meeting

The daughter and a childhood friend of Arlie Seems expressed frustration that the Bend-La Pine … Read more

OSU-Cascades and COCC to allow admission to both colleges at once

COCC students can have access to OSU-Cascades advisers, guiding them to bachelor’s degrees

Central Oregon Community College and Oregon State University-Cascades, Central Oregon’s leading higher-education organizations, have teamed … Read more

Central Oregon school officials unfazed by upcoming end of open enrollment

Bend-La Pine, Crook County, Culver officials say end of program won’t affect their districts

In July, a statewide open school enrollment program created eight years ago is scheduled to … Read more

Former Summit music teacher who used racist remarks is allowed to teach again

Jeff Simmons’ license was revoked for making derogatory and racist remarks at students

A former Bend-La Pine Schools music instructor who lost his teaching license in 2013 after … Read more

Bend-La Pine Schools nearly ace kitchen inspections

The district takes “great pride in having a very safe environment”

School cafeterias and kitchens might have a negative reputation in film and TV, but a … Read more

Redmond High band attempting to raise $55,000 for new marching uniforms

The marching band’s 25-year-old uniforms are missing zippers and buttons, don’t fit some students

REDMOND — The Redmond High School marching band’s uniforms are so old, the current band … Read more

OSU-Cascades’ international students excited to celebrate Christmas in U.S.

For some, this is their first time celebrating the holiday

In the United States, Christmas is arguably the biggest holiday of the year, with its … Read more

COCC board to choose new board member in January

Vice-chair Laura Craska Cooper was promoted to chairwoman

Central Oregon Community College’s board of directors plans to replace chairman John Mundy, who abruptly … Read more

COCC board chair John Mundy quits, cites ‘bad press’

Also mentions inability to work effectively with college president, staff

John Mundy, the chairman of Central Oregon Community College’s board of directors, resigned effective immediately … Read more

State bars Bend-La Pine Schools from using staff to inspect fire safety systems

School district says it accepts the decision and is working on state’s demands

Deputy State Fire Marshal Kevin Sullivan has banned Bend-La Pine Schools from using its own … Read more

Seven Peaks is International Baccalaureate primary school candidate

Private school could become only Oregon IB for elementary ages east of Cascades

Seven Peaks School in Bend could offer the first International Baccalaureate program for elementary students … Read more

Students use coding to solve futuristic problems at Make-a-Thon

60 students from La Pine, Sunriver, Tumalo and Terrebonne participated

Sixty middle school students gathered in an Oregon State University-­Cascades classroom Tuesday morning, learning how … Read more

COCC students lobby for on-campus child care

College says providing child care would force tuition increases, be logistically difficult

Oliver Tatom, a paramedic, part-time nursing student and father of two, is on a mission: … Read more

Redmond School Board approves new elementary science curriculum

The district has tested the curriculum in pilot classrooms since 2016

After two and a half years of testing the Amplify Science K-5 curriculum in classrooms, … Read more

Oregon Youth Challenge graduates largest class ever

Oregon Youth Challenge alternative high school graduates its largest class ever

The Oregon Youth Challenge Program graduated its largest-ever class Wednesday, with 139 students. The tuition-free, … Read more

Redmond school officials want to send failed bond measure back to voters

Board, administrators consider trying again in 2019 or early 2020

REDMOND — A month after its $70 million bond suffered a narrow defeat at the … Read more

Top public choice snubbed as Bend-La Pine reveals short list of names for new elementary school

Public favored former teacher Arlie Seems

Rejecting public suggestions that honored a former teacher - as well as dictators, a TV … Read more

J Bar J to construct vocational training building on campus

The site will teach troubled youth construction trades, tech skills and more

Local school districts have recently upped their investments in career and technical education, including Bend’s … Read more

Bend kindergarten teacher develops problem-solving classroom management

The program is being tested in 33 kindergarten and first grade classrooms in Bend-La Pine

Kindergartners Xander Schlechter and Roman Carranza Rendon were bickering over one of them hogging the … Read more

Potential new boundary maps for Bend elementary schools released

Each school’s attendance area will be affected

Parents had mixed responses to proposed changes to Bend-La Pine Schools’ geographic boundaries for its … Read more

OSU-Cascades names dining and academic building Obsidian Hall

The name is meant to honor Central Oregon’s geography

A central building on Oregon State University-Cascades’ campus has finally received a name: Obsidian Hall. … Read more

Redmond schools considering new science curriculum

The curriculum is praised by local teachers and administrators

REDMOND — It’s a Friday afternoon, when kids are typically most restless. But in Dan … Read more

Public can preview new Bend elementary boundaries next week

Bend-La Pine is hosting two open houses at Sky View and Pacific Crest middle schools

With the opening of north Bend’s 13th neighborhood elementary school looming, Bend-La Pine Schools will … Read more

OSU-Cascades’ Tykeson Hall earns architecture design award

Building recognized by the American Institute of Architects Portland.

Oregon State University-Cascades’ first academic building, Tykeson Hall, earned recognition from the American Institute of … Read more

Central Oregon school districts support governor’s 180-school-day goal

Many districts like the idea, but are concerned about potential costs of adding days

Gov. Kate Brown has made it clear: She wants a 180-day school year statewide, which … Read more

Crook County schools receive $300K for new counselors, staff training

Grant, obtained by education nonprofit Better Together, is one of six awarded in U.S.

Only six education nonprofits in the nation earned $300,000 grants this summer from the new … Read more

Turning OSU-Cascades’ landfill and pumice mine into a campus

School to use pumice, landfill material to help fill and terrace the 100-foot deep mine

Two things stand in the way of Oregon State University-Cascades’ vision for a 128-acre, modern … Read more

Bend-La Pine’s 2018 grads stay on West Coast for college

Few students are accepted into Ivy League schools, Stanford

After graduating high school in June, a large majority of Bend-La Pine Schools’ class of … Read more

Crook County schools creating new, data-focused administrative position

Joel Hoff will use data to track struggling students and more

PRINEVILLE — Crook County School District’s superintendent needs to know more about the district’s students. … Read more

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