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Oct 02,2006
 Today’s students grew up with Internet connections in their cradles, so it’s no wonder they don’t hesitate to bank, shop or research on the Internet. Students use computers for everything from homework to playing games, to chatting with friends and just plain old surfing. However, they frequently forget they are surfing in an ocean of predators. Students often leave for college with bank account, credit card, driver’s license and Social Security numbers – sensitive data ... [full story]
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Sep 20,2006
It’s probably the most important relationship a child has outside the family and it begins anew every single year. “The connection between a child and a teacher is a big one and it can affect everyone in the family,” says Randy Copas, vice president for residential services with Starr Commonwealth, a non-profit organization serving troubled youth and families headquartered in Michigan. “The time to begin that relationship is long before the first parent/teacher conference.” Copas, ... [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
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 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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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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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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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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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
University of Oregon students have qualified for more than $600,000 this fall under two new federal student aid programs. With thoughtful planning, even more students may be able to benefit, according to Jim Gilmour, associate director of the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. So far this year, 548 students have received more than $615,000 in Academic Competitiveness (ACG) and Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) grants. The programs are distinctive because ... [full story]
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Jan 05,2007
DeFazio, Walden's bipartisan effort introduced bill to reauthorize successful "county payments" program U.S. Congressmen Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Greg Walden (R-Ore.) yesterday announced the introduction of H.R. 17, the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2007, legislation that would reauthorize the successful "county payments" law for seven more years.Of Oregon’s 36 counties, 32 received payments through the program totaling over $273 million last year.  Because of the large amount of timber historically harvested ... [full story]
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Jan 10,2007
The Bend-La Pine School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow staff to finalize design specifications and develop bid documents for the permanent repair of the Summit High School playing fields. The School Board will identify a funding source at a future meeting.School Board Chair Scott Reynolds says, “This decision will allow our community to move forward and put the storm and the damage it caused at the fields behind us.” Reynolds says that he ... [full story]
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