‘Oregon Promise’ Signed into Law

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon high school students are one step closer to getting free community college. The bill known as the ‘Oregon Promise’ was signed into law by Governor Kitzhaber, Tuesday.  A study will now take place to examine the criteria needed to make it possible. If approved, High School students could get to go to … Continue reading »

Free Textbook Movement

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new open textbook initiative could save students thousands of dollars in textbook prices if the program picks up momentum. Students have been speaking out for years about the cost of textbooks. “I think it’s ridiculous,” said Oregon State University student Jose Schofield. “I mean honestly, it’s a book that should be … Continue reading »

40% of HS Grads Not Going To College

MEDFORD, Ore. – New data from the National Student Clearinghouse reveals Medford School District, along with several other area school districts, are not meeting a state goal. Two years ago, the state of Oregon set a goal wanting to 80% of high school graduates to enroll in college.  The latest data shows only 56% of … Continue reading »