Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year—the leaves turn color, and children are eager to romp through the pumpkin patch. With fall comes a new school year for students, and families are adjusting their daily routines from the flexibility of summer to the more structured school schedule. As part of this transition, students also need to move towards a healthier diet.
As Oregon's K-12 students prepare for a new school year, parents eyeing larger class sizes and the state's miserably low graduation rate should make time to do some homework themselves. The assignment: Understand what it really means to advocate for education funding.
Experiencing the Great American Eclipse was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but long after the shadow has faded, it’s still likely to leave a lasting impression on children, and hopefully inspire them to learn more about science.
Monte McGary is in third grade and he’s finally getting what he’s been in need of academically. A challenge.
Before enrolling in Washington Connections Academy this school year, Monte attended a brick and mortar school in the Battle Ground School District. Since kindergarten, he’s been more advanced than his peers. He was becoming bored in class on a regular basis.
Washington County resident Bobbi Mackenzie Chambers remembers what renowned composer Andrew Lloyd Webber told her when they met for the first time.
When Taylor Hampton told her friends she was leaving high school to enroll in a virtual school online, they said she was crazy. With a negative image of a home-schooled student in their minds, they told her she would never make it or enjoy it.
Despite what seems like constant news and advertising about the upcoming November election, there is a troubling lack of civic knowledge in our country. Only a quarter of Americans can name all three branches of government and nearly a third can't name any of them, according to a new survey just released by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
SEATTLE - Most families these days are hustling to get out the door to make the school bus, rushing to pack school lunches or even worrying about classroom safety. Yet there are thousands of teachers and students who only have to make the short commute from their bedroom to their home office or living room.
The executive director of Oregon Connections Academy talks about work and play.
One of the first steps to reaching heights in the martial art of hapkido is learning to fall.
Which explains why Vancouver teens Enzo LaFont and Aiden Bartocci have spent their summer learning to land correctly.
Remember your first day of kindergarten? The only thing I remember about my first day was being afraid and my mom giving me a big hug making it all better. Seems pretty easy thinking back now, but it wasn't for my mom at the time.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A violin prodigy from Portland will give her biggest performance Friday night at Portland State.
Hanami Froom is only 10 but she’ll share the stage at Lincoln Hall with some of the city’s finest musicians.
SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — More than 8,500 Oregon students get their education online. It’s a growing trend with a student population that has doubled over the past 5 years.
Kids and parents rallied in Salem Wednesday for the support and continued funding of virtual public schools. Cost of the online charter schools are covered by the state.
Leaders of a new online public charter high school in Wisconsin say its focus on career and technical education will help train students for high-paying jobs in fields that desperately need workers, such as construction.
Many grandparents of today's elementary school students remember their first digital device in the classroom: a hand-held calculator made by Texas Instruments in 1967. Over the past five decades, education technology has evolved at light speed, and today, students have access to a number of learning tools literally at their fingertips.
It’s the beginning of a new year and I wanted to share why I am grateful to work with middle school students as a science teacher at INSPIRE Connections Academy. As a free online public school that serves students in grades K-12 across Idaho, my students log on to school each day eager to dive into their lessons. I am grateful for this opportunity, not only for the lessons I teach these students, but also for the lessons they teach me.
Today, PublicSchoolOptions.org and parents across the country praised the U.S. Senate for passing the Every Student Succeeds Act that reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The conference report approved by the Senate today represents a compromise between the House-passed Student Success Act (H.R. 5) and the Senate-passed Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (S. 1177). Last week, the House approved the bill’s conference report overwhelmingly. The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature.
In a reading event Thursday hosted by Oregon Connections Academy, children from preschool to high school participated in the 10th annual Read for the Record global campaign held at Douglas County Library.
Around third grade, South Salem teenager Chloe Bumanlag went to school with a friend one day at Pringle Elementary, just to see what it was like.
TANGENT — Evan Staton carefully placed his plastic car at the top of a thin foam ramp, molded clay driver at the wheel.
At a signal from his partner, 13-year-old Ahmed Moussaoui of Corvallis, the Albany 6-year-old let the car go. It rolled down the ramp and smacked into a toy wagon, sending the clay driver flying.