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Bright Futures Ahead

In-school and private college counseling help local high school students plan their next steps.
When I was a high school junior, my "college counseling" consisted of sitting down with my school counselor, who asked me what my future plans were and reminded me of upcoming dates for the ACT and SAT. Selecting a college, back in the '90s, involved paging through pamphlets sent by regional schools through that throwback called "the mail."

Education Funding Boost for Local Kids

Student Success Act will bring at least $14 million to Bend-La Pine schools
Students throughout Central Oregon will benefit from the passage of the Student Success Act, which will bring millions to the region to support student mental health, early childhood education and high school graduation programs. "I've worked in education in Oregon for 34 years and we've never had this kind of influx of money," said Lora Nordquist, assistant superintendent of Bend-La Pine Schools.

Fueling Classrooms

The Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools unveils new Back-to-School Grants Program
When the 2019-2020 school year started, the Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools was starting to implement a new program: Back-to-School Classroom Grants for Educators.

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Family Access Network serves children and families in the Central Oregon community
Imagine being too young to provide for yourself, but your family is struggling to provide for you. It's not because they aren't trying, but because they have encountered some obstacles in our ever-changing community of Central Oregon.

Going a Different Route

Bend-La Pine Online offers an alternative approach to learning
As the summer starts winding down, it's time once again to think about education. While most kids enjoy some aspect of school—the actual learning, seeing friends or developing relationships with teachers—the typical brick-and-mortar classroom setting doesn't allow all children to be successful.

Vooks Online Streaming Service

Bend local entrepreneurs create fun concept for kids who love books
Here's something a little different for families who love books and story time, value reading together but appreciate the added convenience of online streaming. Choosing from a wide selection of children's titles, Vooks subscribers can listen to books read aloud.

Reading Fitness

Plump up literary skills while relaxing with a good book this summer
Kids who read during the summer months tend to improve their vocabulary and literary competancy, while those who never crack a book may lose skills learned during the school year. Fostering a love of reading is an easy task with so many exciting, fun books to explore.





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