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Posted Sep 17, 2014 at 11:01 PM

MURPHY — A Three Rivers School Board member battled with parents Tuesday evening over a controversial book available in the district's high school libraries."Persepolis," an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her experiences growing up during the Iranian revolution, contains coarse language and scenes of torture in a totalitarian regime. It is banned in two places: for seventh graders in Chicago public school schools and in Iran.During Tuesday...

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Enrollment at eight of Medford’s 14 elementary schools fell short of enrollment projections, and districtwide enrollment in noncharter schools was 186 students less than projected.

Posted Sep 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The Medford School District tweaked its proficiency grading practices this year to make homework count toward a student’s final grade.

Posted Sep 14, 2014 at 2:00 AM

For 28 Latino students entering Rogue Community College this fall, hands-on experience from a week in many classrooms has helped put them on track with future majors and careers.

Updated Sep 12, 2014 at 2:31 PM

PHOENIX — Developing the teachers of teachers is one aim of a new, grant-funded program in the Phoenix-Talent School Distract that will increase teacher training and may tie compensation to student achievement.The Oregon...

Posted Sep 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

When Phoenix High School Principal Jani Hale's voice came through Denise Meer's cellphone Tuesday afternoon alerting her of a shooting threat at her daughter's school, concern washed over her. But there...

Updated Sep 13, 2014 at 12:10 AM

When she was 15 years old, Seralynn Neal, an aspiring tattoo and piercing artist, ordered a do-it-yourself tattoo kit on Amazon and tattooed a large black widow on her left forearm.

Updated Sep 10, 2014 at 7:22 PM

State test results released Wednesday show local students coming up short in math and writing.There were bright spots: The Medford and Central Point school districts surpassed state averages in reading and science. And Ashland continued...

Updated Sep 10, 2014 at 3:18 PM

State assessment numbers for 2013-14 in Medford, Central Point, Eagle Point, Phoenix-Talent and Ashland schools. Use the magnifying tools for larger print and scroll through to find the schools you are looking for.

Updated Sep 8, 2014 at 12:04 AM

When registration was complete and Ashland High principal Michelle Zundel was finally able to look at the numbers, she knew it was going to be a long weekend.Zundel expected a small bump, which had already been accounted for. What she got...

Posted Sep 7, 2014 at 2:00 AM

This year, thanks to a state grant of $125,000 and the support of teachers and parents, the Central Point School District launched a language immersion program — the first in the district — at Jewett Elementary.

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