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Updated Aug 24, 2016 at 4:38 PM

Six months ago, Suzanne Cusick was in Portland with her husband, Tim, living the good life of a retiree. She could wake up at who-cares-o’clock. Her to-do list included gardening. If she left her cellphone on the coffee table while running an errand, so what? Then one day last spring her youngest daughter, a doctor who lives in Ashland, called to say Ashland School District was looking for a superintendent to replace Jay Hummel, who would be leaving when his contract was up in...

Updated Aug 16, 2016 at 4:55 PM

Medford schools Superintendent Brian Shumate is recommending the School Board move sixth-graders out of the elementary schools and into the middle schools. Shumate presented his recommendation to the board during an Aug. 3-4 retreat as part...

Posted Aug 14, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Orchard Hill Elementary School will have a new principal as changes take place in the top ranks of the Phoenix-Talent School District. Shawna Schleif, who was vice principal at Talent Middle School last year, will take over the top Orchard...

Updated Aug 10, 2016 at 6:33 PM

Medford School District officials are still trying to determine the source of high lead levels found in the water at Jackson and Roosevelt elementary schools three weeks ago. Last week, the Medford Water Commission pulled out the meters at...

Updated Aug 12, 2016 at 12:37 PM

This year, the Medford School District saw an increase in the number of charter school students opting out of the state’s standardized math and English language arts assessments after new legislation made the tests optional for...

Updated Aug 12, 2016 at 12:25 PM

With local districts striving to put a Chromebook or iPad in each student's hand, local teachers are looking at new ways to incorporate digital learning into the classroom experience. Tisha Richmond, a South Medford High School culinary...

Updated Aug 5, 2016 at 2:34 PM

Medford School Board members were unable to come to a consensus on who should fill a vacant seat on the board, so decided to wait and let voters decide in a May 16 district election. Three candidates — former board members...

Posted Aug 4, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Here's some news you can use from the schools: • Medford School District has a new app that is available for download. The free app, which is available in nearly 70 languages, features news, a tip line, district...

Posted Aug 4, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Twenty years ago, Glen Ritter decided to give up a lucrative position in the hospitality world and devote himself to teaching, and he hasn’t regretted it yet. He’s taught science in public and private schools in North...

Posted Aug 4, 2016 at 11:01 PM

On July 20, Alex Roscher and her family packed up their Prius and the moving van and began a five-day trek from Pennsylvania to Oregon. Both Alex and her husband, Gerald, are native Pennsylvanians who, after visiting a brother in Medford...

Posted Aug 4, 2016 at 11:01 PM

With new leadership, new college and career opportunities and a new middle school on campus, it’s a new season for Cascade Christian High School, says Autumn Boekenoogen. Boekenoogen has been with Grace Cascade Christian Schools for...

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