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Jul 17,2006
For the first time, the Banfield Charitable Trust is offering the Campbell Family Scholarship This marks the first year that the Banfield Charitable Trust is offering the Campbell Family Scholarship.   Established in 2005, The Campbell Family Scholarship awards funding for one academic year of undergraduate tuition to students.  The Scholarship gift to the Banfield Charitable Trust was established to help those who want to further their education by removing financial barriers that exist for college ... [full story]
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Jul 03,2006
Astronaut Don Pettit, an Oregon State University alumnus, will be the keynote speaker for the da Vinci Days festival at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 15, at OSU's LaSells Auditorium. Da Vinci Days, an annual summer festival fostering the understanding and integration of art, science and technology through music, creative contests, exhibits and hands-on activities, is exploring "Tools for Change" this year. Pettit will deliver a presentation about his spaceflight experiences and tools that have enabled his ... [full story]
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Jul 03,2006
At their July 28 meeting, the Redmond School District’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to elect Tim Carpenter as its Chair for the 2006-07 school year.  This will be Carpenter's third consecutive year serving in this capacity since becoming a board member in 2001.  “I am honored by the confidence my fellow board members have placed in me,” states Carpenter.  “My desire is to provide students in the district with a quality education, as well ... [full story]
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Jul 03,2006
Parents, Students Hit With Higher Loan Payments   Oregon students have to pay $2141 to $2575 more in college loans beginning July 1, according to a new report released by the research arm of the Campaign for America's Future. College students and graduates will be pushed deeper into debt as interest rates on Stafford loans -- the basic student loan -- rise from 5.3 percent to 7.14 percent on old loans and to 6.8 percent on new ... [full story]
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Jun 12,2006
The Bend-La Pine School Board will consider adjustments to the school calendar at their June 13 meeting. A review committee has recommended that elementary and middle schools continue releasing students early on Wednesdays, giving staff time for collaboration and school improvement initiatives. However, the committee has suggested that the school improvement time at the high schools be consolidated with work days at the end of the quarter and at parent-teacher conference times. For the 2005-06 ... [full story]
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Jun 05,2006
The Thespian Society at Summit High School will conduct a “Pirate Camp” for young performers this summer as a fundraiser for the group. The acting camp will be open to 50 children, grades kindergarten through fifth. It will be held at Summit High School from June 26 through June 30. Wee mateys will work with student directors to learn the basic techniques of successful theatre, following a pirate theme. By the end of the five-day camp, ... [full story]
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Jun 05,2006
High School Graduations This Week Over 1000 students will walk through commencement this week as Bend-LaPine Schools holds graduation ceremonies.  With 1023 students set to receive diplomas, the Class of 2006 will be the largest graduating class the district has seen in at least 5 years. LaPine High School will hold its commencement ceremony June 6th at 7 pm at the high school.  They will have 105 graduates. Marshall High School will hold graduation for its 35 students ... [full story]
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May 21,2006
BASEBALLClass 4A State Playoffs First Round - Aloha 15, Summit 5 SOFTBALLClass 4A State Playoffs First Round - Benson 3, Summit 2 [full story]
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Apr 24,2006
Oregon State University is partnering with multiple institutions in the Central Oregon region to help create a more seamless system linking all parts of the public education experience, from pre-school through graduate school. Closer alignment of the “P-20” system has been a very public goal of Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski for some time. Last year, the governor visited Bend, home to the OSU-Cascades Campus, and expressed his support to facilitate a better system, including identifying an ... [full story]
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Apr 14,2006
The High Desert Education Service District was awarded a federal grant worth nearly $277,000 to help four Deschutes County early childhood programs improve student achievement and build strong characters.  The 18-month grant is through the U.S. Department of Education Foundations for Learning Program. The grant provides funding to the Family Access Network, First Step to Success, Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education, and Healthy Beginnings. Starting in mid-April, the Family Access Network (FAN) will add two ... [full story]
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Feb 11,2006
The Confederate Tribes of Warm Springs has decided not to renew its educational services contract with Central Oregon Community College (COCC) due to a budgetary decision.  For the first time in 25 years COCC will not have an educational center on the reservation, but Laaurain Hintsala, chief operating officer of Warm Springs insists there was no dissatisfaction with COCC. According to Cody Yeager, former center director, "The center was very unique. Unlike the others all over ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2006
It's been proven that children who read achieve. They boast higher test scores and recognize letters and numbers more often than their peers who read less often. But getting children to crack open a book sometimes can be the tricky part for parents and teachers. Nine years ago, the National Education Association launched the "Read Across America" program to encourage, excite and energize children to do just that. Originally created as a one-day event to celebrate the ... [full story]
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Jan 31,2006
(NewsUSA) - All of us want our children to succeed in school. But for many kids and teens, concentration in this always-pressured, starved-for-time era can be difficult. Here are some tips for helping your son or daughter improve concentration and do better in the classroom: * Take time for breakfast. Children who have breakfast and enough to eat during the rest of the day will be better able to concentrate in school, according to Head Start, the ... [full story]
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