Students Not Prepared for Kindergarten

MEDFORD, Ore.– Students entering into kindergarten are not at the levels they should be. That is according to a recent assessment released by the Oregon Department of Education. Children are tested on letter names and sounds and easy math problems. The result varied across the state and across demographics. The Medford school district’s “soft start” … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Kindergarten Expansion

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass School District Seven is moving forward plans for full-day kindergarten. To make this happen, the schools will need more space. Right now the ground work is being laid to make room for expansion. The plan is to build on two classrooms to the six elementary schools in the district. … Continue reading »

Board Approves Kindergarten for Vibes

MEDFORD, Ore. — At Monday night’s meeting, Medford Board of Education voted 4-1 in favor of full day kindergarten to be added to the Vibes Charter School program. The board also unanimously approved 4th grade to be added as well. Up until now, Vibes only offered grades one, two, and three. Administrators say this is … Continue reading »

Full-Day Kindergarten to Start Early

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — The state of Oregon will require all schools to offer a full-day kindergarten during the 2015-16 school year. But a Southern Oregon school district is starting a year early. A team from Eagle Point school district attended a summit in Salem where they learned from other districts in the state about … Continue reading »