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Bend Will Need 7 New Schools To Keep Up With Population Boom

AP | June 22, 2016 9:33 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

A Bend-La Pine School District committee presented a report on projected enrollment to the school board last week. It does not say when the new schools should open, but predicts the years in which the district will be over capacity and where the demand will be highest.

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Eugene Schools Find Lead In Water

OPB | June 14, 2016 8:06 a.m.

The Eugene School District said Monday it found elevated lead levels in the water at four separate schools.

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Parents Call For Portland School Superintendent To Resign Over Lead

OPB | June 2, 2016 2:31 a.m.

For the second time in two days, Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith met with parents to discuss lead found above EPA standards in the sinks and faucets at their children's school.

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Camas School District Finds Lead At 2 Locations

The Columbian | June 1, 2016 8:44 a.m.

Two water sources in the Camas School District tested positively for elevated levels of lead, and two other sources are close to the trigger/action level set by the state, according to the district’s test numbers.

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Class Of 2025: 3rd Grade = Testing

OPB | May 25, 2016 8:30 a.m. | Portland

OPB has been following students in the Class of 2025 since they were kindergarteners. Now they're in third grade and that means taking state tests for the first time.

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Battle Ground Teachers Get 4.6 Percent Raise In New Contract

OPB | March 29, 2016 12:30 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

The Battle Ground Public Schools board voted Monday night to approve a new two-year contract with teachers.

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Battle Ground Teachers Vote 'Yes' On New Contract

OPB | March 22, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Teachers in Battle Ground ratified a new two-year contract with the district Monday.

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Idaho Panel OKs Proposal To Boost Pay For Some Teachers

AP | March 21, 2016 12:22 p.m. | Boise

An Idaho lawmaking panel is considering a last-minute proposal that would increase the pay for high school instructors who teach occupational classes.

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Lead Found In Drinking Water In 10 Oregon Schools

Statesman Journal | March 20, 2016 9:22 a.m.

Ten Oregon schools have exceeded regulatory limits for lead in drinking water over the past four years, according to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That’s nearly a quarter of the public water systems statewide — all flagged for high lead levels.

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OHSU Primate Center Being Investigated For Mistreating Monkeys

OPB | March 3, 2016 3:45 p.m. | Portland

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed Thursday it’s investigating the treatment of research monkeys at Oregon Health And Science University.