Oregon students won’t have to show added proficiency in basic skills through 2028 to graduate

The Oregon Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to pause a decade-old requirement that students show additional proficiencies in reading, writing and other skills on top of taking regular courses in those subjects. The essential skills requirement will be suspended through the 2027-28 school year. 

Washington County Farm Bureau seeks high school, college applicants for 2022 scholarships

Local students in high school and college who are pursuing an education in the fields of agriculture, education, nursing or vocational training are once again eligible for scholarships offered by the Washington County Farm Bureau this year.  The deadline to apply is April 11. The scholarships, a long-time offering by[Read More…]

Banks resident admitted to United States Merchant Marine Academy

The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Alumni Association & Foundation announced Banks resident Alexander Steiner is now a sworn-in Midshipman and a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Representative Susan Bonamici (D-Oregon District 1) nominated Steiner to attend the USMMA academy in Kings Point,[Read More…]

Vaccinations will be required for teachers, staff, volunteers in K-12 schools statewide

The Banks School District. Photo: Chas Hundley All teachers, staff, and volunteers in K-12 schools statewide will be required to become fully vaccinated, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced today during a press conference.  Vaccines will be required by October 18 or six weeks after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration[Read More…]

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