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Updated Jan 30, 2015 at 12:05 PM

The Ashland School District is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights after the parent of a former Walker Elementary student filed a complaint alleging that the district had discriminated against her and her son on the basis of his disability.In her complaint, the parent, who asked not to be identified, accused the district of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by excluding her son from six field trips last spring, enforcing a policy...

Posted Jan 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Oregon’s 2014, four-year graduation rate is the highest it's been in six years, according to data released today by the Department of Education.The state improved its graduation rate about 3 percent, from 68.7 percent in 2013...

Updated Jan 28, 2015 at 3:35 PM

Medford School District administrators changed their minds about offering a three-quarter-day kindergarten program after learning that the state would provide only partial funding for it.In December, elementary principals and other...

Posted Jan 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Several local districts will have to increase class time, hire additional staff and try to convince high school students to take more classes during their junior and senior year to comply with new requirements approved Thursday by the Oregon...

Posted Jan 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Rogue Valley Manor resident Bob Abler has assembled an A-team of retired civil engineers, lawyers, accountants and other successful businessmen ready to share their wisdom and life experience with high school boys in need of a little inspiration...

Updated Jan 23, 2015 at 4:23 PM

North Medford High School’s ballroom dance class is one of the most popular classes on campus.

Posted Jan 17, 2015 at 11:01 PM

TALENT — Parts of toys, machines and electronics gear were scattered Friday across desks and the floor as students in Talent Elementary School’s Outdoor Discovery Program took part in a Rogue Hack Lab "tinker, take-apart and invent...

Updated Jan 18, 2015 at 12:24 AM

Approximately 20 elementary and middle school students in Medford spent their Saturday morning in quiet concentration.

Updated Jan 16, 2015 at 4:15 PM

On Christmas Eve, the Medford School District paid about 620 Medford teachers their cut of a $345,067 settlement to an unfair labor practice complaint filed by the teachers union in October 2013.Oregon’s Employment Relations Board...

Updated Jan 15, 2015 at 6:27 PM

Medford police are looking for an arsonist who tried to set fire to the La Clinica building at Jackson Elementary School late Wednesday.Surveillance videos, which police obtained from the Medford School District, show a man entering the...

Posted Jan 14, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Medford’s incoming kindergartners scored slightly below state averages in early literacy and math, according to a statewide kindergarten readiness assessment released Wednesday.This is the second year the Oregon Department of...

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