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Medford unveils Summer Experience

The Medford School District wants to turn summer school into something more like summer fun with a new two-month program from mid-June to mid-August that’s been...

SOU announces tuition increase

The cost of tuition for Southern Oregon University students will increase across the board next academic year, and the university targeted its smallest rate hik...

Medford schools to start early in 2021-22

Medford students will start the 2021-22 school year two weeks earlier than the year before and will have an extra week of school overall during the academic yea...

ASF kicks off annual fund drive

The Ashland Schools Foundation kicked off its annual fund drive Saturday, its first since 2019 after last year’s drive was called off to weather COVID-19. A non...

They can hack it

The challenge: 48 hours to develop a usable program from scratch. The goal: to have fun. Expectations: “Very low.” No, the members of Quartus Primates — Liam Er...

Schott talks retirement

A day after announcing her retirement, Southern Oregon University President Linda Schott said Friday that after a 36-year career in higher education she’s looki...

Wanted: bus drivers

Phoenix-Talent Superintendent Brent Barry abruptly detoured during an interview with local media last week to offer a kidding-not-kidding plug: “Have we got a d...

ScienceWorks plans to reopen May 1

ASHLAND — ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum plans to reopen Saturday, May 1, with a free event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to a news release. After the reopeni...

SOU’s president Schott to retire

Southern Oregon University president Linda Schott announced Thursday that she will retire by the end of the year, ending a short tenure that began when she beca...

Plenty of school board seats up for grabs

Medford School Board Chair Jeff Kinsella’s race against challenger Robin Lee highlights a slew of area school board contests to be decided in the May 18 special...

SOU piano student honored

Tiffany Fung, a piano student at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University, won first prize in the fifth edition of the Best Rachmaninoff Per...

No turning back?

Jackson County schools that greatly expand their in-person instruction offerings next week following the latest guidance from the Oregon Department of Education...

Hands-on learning

A Medford center designed to help land jobs for Rogue Valley high school students could be ready for takeoff later this year. Medford schools, in collaboration ...

Talking trees with Tina

Growing up middle class in Northern California, Tina Astor was a happy camper. Her family didn’t have the money for big vacations; instead, they spent most of t...

SOU student receives Goldwater Scholarship

A Southern Oregon University junior majoring in life sciences is one of 410 recipients nationwide of the 2021 Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious U.S. award th...

Surprise!

Brett Rucker and his North Medford High School football teammates were taking a knee after practice Monday and listening to a coach reminisce about a rivalry ga...