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May 18,2007
First ever ‘special athlete’ team to compete in youth mini-PPP Six students from Sunriver’s Three Rivers School will make history as they run, jump, raft, and bike on Sunday, May 20 in Bend’s Old Mill District. Mount Bachelor Sport Education Foundation Event Director Molly Cogswell-Kelley says that Team Otters look to be the mini-Pole Pedal Paddle’s first-ever team of special athletes.  “This event is about promoting positive values and having fun while participating in sports,” ... [full story]
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May 18,2007
Karen Stiner is awarded the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow and will head to D.C. Karen Stiner, a math teacher at High Desert Middle School, has been awarded the prestigious Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship and will spend the 2007-2008 academic year in Washington D.C.   Karen Stiner Stiner will work on projects related to providing pre-professional and professional advancement opportunities for the nation's students and teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She has been assigned ... [full story]
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May 18,2007
Qwest Communications International Inc. this week announced Oregon’s Bend-La Pine School District is expanding its existing relationship with Qwest by investing $1.7 million in a Qwest GeoMax deployment. Qwest GeoMax service is a high-capacity, data-networking solution for customers with significant data transmission needs. The Bend-La Pine School District will use GeoMax to connect 20 locations, converging data and voice over a single fiber network. Deploying GeoMax will allow the school district to unify its communications ... [full story]
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May 18,2007
In the May 15 Special Election, incumbent Jim Erickson and first-time candidate Paul Rodby were elected to the Redmond School District’s Board of Directors.  Erickson, who was employed with the school district for over 30 years, has been recognized as a dedicated and effective educator.  Although retired from the district, his desire is to continue contributing to the growth and development of the students.  He believes his experience as a teacher gives him a solid ... [full story]
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May 11,2007
Cast And Crew of 125 Take on Ambitious Production of L. Frank Baum’s Wonderful Land of Oz REDMOND, Ore. — The award winning drama department of Redmond High School kicks off its spring season with a full production of the fantasy musical, The Wizard of Oz on Thursday, May 17th at 7:30 p.m. The production features not only a strong core group of actors, but also a 17-piece orchestra, 40 elementary school students playing the ... [full story]
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May 11,2007
Memorial asks Congress to extend crucial funding for schools through 2016 The Oregon Senate this week unanimously passed House Joint Memorial 5, urging Congress to extend mandatory and continuous funding of rural schools in Oregon through 2016. The federal government has traditionally shared federal timber revenue with counties in recognition that federal ownership denies revenue to counties they would receive if the land was privately owned. Counties also expend resources to help with upkeep of ... [full story]
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May 11,2007
SALEM, Ore. - State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced this week the results of a comparability study of Oregon’s computer-based (Technology Enhanced Student Assessment, also called TESA) and conventional paper-and-pencil tests.  The study showed that not only do groups of students receive similar scores on TESA and paper-and-pencil tests, but individual students receive similar scores regardless of the type of test given. “This is good news for Oregon students and schools,” Castillo said. “As you ... [full story]
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Apr 27,2007
U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), John Kerry (D-MA), Gordon Smith (R-OR) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) have successfully added a provision to U.S. competitiveness legislation to authorize the use of National Science Foundation grant funds to acquire nanotechnology equipment and software designed for teaching students about nanotechnology in the classroom. “I have seen the nanotechnology equipment that folks will be able to use these funds to purchase, and it will help attract talented young people to ... [full story]
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Apr 20,2007
House Democrats and Republicans this week announced a bipartisan agenda that aims to make the state a partner in helping local districts boost K-12 capital construction. Communities across Oregon have struggled to meet the demands created by unprecedented growth and development. As a result, schools are overcrowded, outdated and in desperate need of maintenance. “It’s critical that we address the last piece of the education funding puzzle and that’s the bricks and mortar in our ... [full story]
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Apr 20,2007
SALEM, Ore. – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo this weekurged that Hispanic children be enrolled in high quality early childhood education programs as early as possible in order to make more rapid progress in closing achievement gap.  Castillo held a news conference with Eugene Garcia, Chair of the National Task Force on Early Childhood Education for Hispanics.  The Task Force released a national report, Para Nuestros Niños: Expanding and Improving Early Education for Hispanics, earlier ... [full story]
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Apr 20,2007
Registration for the class of 2020 beings Monday If your child will be five years old on or before September 1, it is time to register for kindergarten classes.  Registration at your neighborhood elementary school for the graduating class of 2020 will begin on Monday, April 23.   Kindergarten is an integral part of the total educational program of your new student. The kindergarten program is designed to encourage and support children's social, emotional, physical and cognitive ... [full story]
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Apr 20,2007
-Three-time state champs will vie for National title in North Carolina- Bend High School’s restaurant management team members will challenge students from 34 states this weekend as they vie for a championship at the National ProStart Invitational, April 20 -22 in Charlotte, North Carolina.According to team advisor Louise Markland, the Bend team is considered by many as the one to beat. “Last year they came in third in the nation, and the year prior they took home ... [full story]
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Apr 20,2007
Redmond, Ore – Following nine years of research, planning, development and training, Redmond School District is proud to announce the full authorization of the International School of the Cascades (ISC) as a Diploma Programme International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.   The ISC, a regional public charter school administered by the district, was notified by US mail on April 16 that their application was accepted by the International Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.  The authorization allows the ISC ... [full story]
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