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.
Egged on by a state senator, Oregon's top expert on school funding told lawmakers Wednesday that the state should seriously consider directing a bigger share of school funding to help low-income students.
At this point, there's nothing surprising about a report that shows a chasm in opportunity between residents in the Portland area and those in rural Oregon. But the annual data book produced by Children First for Oregon provides a bleak reminder of just how stark those differences are.
Another school year has begun for Oregon students exactly as it has for decades. And nothing really has changed, much less improved, even though significant resources have been expended on school improvement and reform.
Oregon schools are delivering a massive new dose of early childhood education this fall: Full-day kindergarten, available to just 42 percent of 5-year-olds last year, will reach virtually every kindergartner in the state.
Nancy Golden, who for two years has overseen public education in Oregon from preschool to college, will retire in two weeks, Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday.
COOS BAY, Ore. -- The new school year is coming up fast but for one local family the classroom is right inside their home.
5th grader Nathan Mullanix attends Oregon Connections Academy. He’s one of 4,000 students across the state enrolled in online public charter schools.
Salem Statesman Journal
By Marci Cammann
With the New Year approaching and, in many schools, a new semester starting soon, families may be considering other options for their child’s education such as transferring schools midyear. For some it might mean moving to a different brick-and-mortar school, for others private school, homeschooling or online public school.
Portland Press Herald
By Noel K. Gallahger
The ability to tailor classwork around competing demands and other needs gives some young people – and teachers – a viable alternative when traditional education proves an imperfect fit.