education

Sen. Merkley joins effort to eliminate student debt

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An Oregon senator is joining the call to end America’s “student debt crisis.” Democrat Senator Jeff Merkley announced he’s supporting the Debt-Free College Act, legislation that promises to reverse the growth of student debt. According to Merkley’s office, the …

Two local schools receive education grants

Jackson County, Ore.- Two southern Oregon schools are receiving grants from the Trail Blazers Foundation and Wells Fargo. The organizations recently handed out a combined $110,000 in grants to 24 schools throughout Oregon to help support academics, art programs and technology. Locally, …

Oregon schools may now fingerprint volunteers

Medford, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Education is implementing new legislation that gives school districts the option to fingerprint school volunteers. The House passed a bill last year that allows schools to electronically fingerprint incoming volunteers who would have direct, unsupervised contact …

Security upgrades at Logos Public Charter School

Medford, Ore.- Logos Public Charter School is upgrading campus security measures to better protect its students and staff. The school says safety is its number one goal, which is why they decided to make improvements after an evaluation last fall. “It’s an …

Medford could have new CTE facilities soon

Medford, Ore.- The Medford School Board voted to move forward with putting a bond measure on the May ballot. The project is estimated to be $25 million and would go towards constructing two facilities for career and technical education programs – one …

Medford schools looking to expand CTE courses

Medford, Ore.- In a room full of teachers, business leaders, and parents it’s hard to miss Brian Josephson. “I’m a senior at South Medford High School,” Josephson said. Josephson was the only student who attended the Medford School District’s career technical and …