Migrant Summer School Skyrockets in Size

MEDFORD, Ore. – While many kids are out enjoying their free time, Ernesto Hernandez is hard at work, flipping through theology notes with about 15 other students in history class. He says he’s grown used to the hard work since arriving from Mexico three years ago with barely a word of English to his vocabulary. … Continue reading »

Changes Coming to Special Needs Programs

MEDFORD, Ore. – Changes are coming in the next school year for students with special needs and their families. Several local school districts will now begin offering special education services on their own, and cutting back on services provided by the Southern Oregon Education Service District. SOESD staffs the STEPS program for students with developmental … Continue reading »

School District Opts Out of SOESD

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass School Board said financial savings were a big reason it voted to end its partnership with the Southern Oregon Education Service District. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to withdraw from the SOESD, which provides services to schools such as special education, and career and technical education. District superintendent … Continue reading »

Students Create Robots for Competition

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Dozens of students from across Oregon got a chance to put their engineering skills to the test, in southern Oregon’s first school robotics competition. Nine schools took part in the event, fielding 17 teams, including groups from Mazama, Phoenix, Grants Pass, Ashland, and Lost River. Middle school and high school students … Continue reading »

Rogue Valley Schools Seek Tech Ed Grants

MEDFORD, Ore. — School districts across the state will be getting more money to give students hands on training in science, engineering, and math. But Southern Oregon schools won’t be seeing that additional money yet. The Oregon Department of Education and Bureau of Labor and Industry gave out more than $8 million in grants to … Continue reading »

Deaf Children Attend Rock Climbing Event

MEDFORD, Ore. — More than seventy Southern Oregon children spent the afternoon climbing and creating friendships at Rogue Rock Climb. All of the kids at the climb are deaf or hard of hearing. The Southern Oregon Education Service District got the kids together from five Southern Oregon counties. Organizers say the kids get a boost … Continue reading »