Controversial Book Will Be Allowed

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Over the past few weeks, Grants Pass School Board members have had some homework of their own, as they read through the award winning book “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” Tuesday, school board members voted 4-1 to allow the book in English classes next year. 230 pages and … Continue reading »

School “Gets Inspired” with New Books

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. —  In March, Newswatch 12 and other ABC affiliates asked viewers to nominate schools in need of new books. Rogue River Elementary School received more nominations than any other school in the country, and were able to get new books to replace old or worn books in their library. On Tuesday, several kids … Continue reading »

Rogue Valley SMART Program Gets Books

MEDFORD, Ore. — Some at-risk kids in the Rogue Valley will have the opportunity to take home some new books. Newswatch 12, ABC, and First Book recognized the SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) program and awarded 2500 books to the organization through the Be Inspired Campaign. The program consists of over 700 volunteers dedicating time once … Continue reading »