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Jan 05,2007
State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced that she has named Jay Gense as the Interim Director of Special Schools. Gense will oversee programs at Oregon’s special schools and direct day-to-day operations. He will also spearhead the effort to fill the vacant position of Director of the Oregon School for the Deaf with an administrator trained in the education of students who are deaf/hard of hearing. Since 2003, Gense has been the Director of Low Incidence ... [full story]
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Jan 05,2007
State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo was sworn in Tuesday to her second term as Superintendent of Public Instruction in a ceremony in the Senate Chamber in the State Capitol Building in Salem.  She was introduced by Natalie Caceres of Lakeridge High School, student advisor to the State Board of Education.  Chief Justice Paul DeMuniz delivered the oath of office.  Commissioner of Labor and Industries, Dan Gardner, was also sworn in at the event.  Superintendent Castillo ... [full story]
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Jan 05,2007
The Oregon Arts Commission, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, will bring the Poetry Out Loud program to fourteen high schools and more than 1,700 students across Oregon this year. The program, now in its second year in Oregon, involves the memorization and recitation of classic poetry and culminates in a statewide competition. Poetry Out Loud has grown from four schools in Oregon during the 2005-06 school year ... [full story]
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Dec 29,2006
'FAFSA' - Free Application for Federal Student Aid - May Be Submitted Beginning Jan. 1 According to the College Board, more than $152 billion in college financial aid was awarded last academic year. And this year the stakes are even higher, with hundreds of millions in new Federal grant dollars up for grabs. For students planning to attend college in the fall of 2007, January marks the start of the process to get money to ... [full story]
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Dec 28,2006
If you are driving due west from Dodge City, which state will you first come to? In what state is the world-famous Waimea Canyon? What is the Loire Valley famous for? Answers to questions like these could earn area high school students a chance for a $20,000 college scholarship in the fifth annual AAA Travel High School Challenge. Teenagers around the country are getting ready to flex their travel and geography muscles to answer such ... [full story]
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Dec 26,2006
Three area high schools propose retention of semester format and extension of classes Three area high schools are recommending maintaining the current semester format with increased class time beginning in the 2007-08 school year. The recommendations from Bend, Summit and Mountain View high schools were submitted to Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Doug Nelson Friday afternoon. “We’ve asked our three largest high schools to review their daily schedules to ensure students are able to fulfill their ... [full story]
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Dec 22,2006
The Oregon Department of Education announced today the release of corrected information in the Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) report, required under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The report shows whether or not Oregon school districts are making progress in meeting their targets to teach English to non-English speaking students, and the original report was issued on November 3, 2006. ODE discovered an error in the calculation of AMAO Objective 1. The error ... [full story]
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Dec 22,2006
Adolescents who use alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana while alone are more likely to have health and behavioral problems as young adults than their peers who consume the substances only in social settings, according to a RAND Corporation study issued today. Solitary alcohol, cigarette and marijuana users are less likely to graduate from college, more likely to have substance use problems as young adults, and tend to report poorer physical health by age 23 than their ... [full story]
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Dec 22,2006
At last Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Ted Thonstad and Facilities Director Leland Bliss reviewed the track record of the Capital Projects Management Process which was adopted by the Board in January 2006.  This rigorous program was implemented as a means of improving the Sisters School District’s fiscal management record.  Through its first eleven months of use 15 capital improvement projects, with a total approved budget of $530,200, have been completed.  Taken as a whole, ... [full story]
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Dec 22,2006
Central Oregon Community College is partnering with Linn-Benton Community College to offer an associate of general studies degree in diagnostic imaging (radiological technology). Admission to the program is competitive, and enrollment is limited. Applicants will be considered based on application requirements, which include residency, high school transcript, prerequisite courses, support courses and work and/or volunteer experience. Areas of study include radiation protection, radiographic procedures, image production and evaluation, equipment maintenance operation, patient care and management, ... [full story]
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Dec 22,2006
An Oregon State University engineering professor has helped design a new “micro” wind turbine that can be mounted along the edges of building roofs to generate electricity. The new small-scale turbine design could revolutionize the wind power industry, with rows of small rooftop turbines enabling power generation in urban and suburban settings, instead of only from large, towering, traditional wind farms in rural areas.    Stel WalkerStel Walker, director of the Energy Resources Research Laboratory at ... [full story]
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Dec 19,2006
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) recently filed a lawsuit against Oregon State University (OSU), its president, and also against Stephen Garets, both individually and in his official capacity as director of the Team Oregon Motorcycle Safety Program of OSU, charging the parties with copyright infringement and violation of the MSF's rights under the Lanham Act.The suit, filed in United States District Court for the Central District of California, alleges that the defendants willfully misappropriated the ... [full story]
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Dec 14,2006
AAA, the nation's largest network of leisure travel agencies, is once again rewarding high school students for their knowledge of geography and tourist destinations. The 5th annual AAA Travel High School Challenge begins January 8, 2007, and will award $100,000 in scholarships and prizes. The competition aims to increase travel and geographic literacy and encourage an interest in travel, tourism and hospitality careers among high school students Taking the Challenge Participating in the AAA Travel ... [full story]
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