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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.

Elementary School Shuffle

Come next fall, a brand-new elementary school on the north end of town will be opening its doors in Bend. Pine Ridge Elementary School's current principal, Kevin Gehrig, who has been leading the planning process, has been named principal of the new school.

Science in Motion

The Bend Science Station makes its new home on the OSU-Cascades Campus
As David Bermudez, executive director and lead instructor for Bend Science Station walks through their new state-of-the-art building, explaining why things are the way they are, it quickly becomes apparent that the building may not have been designed by scientists, but it was definitely designed for scientists.





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