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North Wasco County School District No. 21, in response to Oregon Department of Education guidelines released Tuesday, March 31 that make significant changes to state guidance for how public schools across the state are to deliver instruction will be shifted away from “supplemental instruction” only to “Distance Learning for All,” according District Superintendent Candy Armstrong.

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Hermiston High School freshman Dallin Barger, left, studies the board as The Dalles High School senior Noah Holloran, right, contemplates his next move in the opening minutes of second round action in what would later prove to be the pivotal match-up and lengthiest game at the Chess For Succ…

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As people throughout the Mid-Columbia confront isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, education still overcomes barriers. And at Columbia Gorge Community College, school isn’t out – it’s in.

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As people throughout the Mid-Columbia confront isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, education still overcomes barriers. And at Columbia Gorge Community College, school isn’t out – it’s in.

Online, that is, only a click away at cgcc.edu/here4U.

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In a new program called “Handle with Care,” area law enforcement agencies are giving local schools a heads up when they learn a student has been exposed to trauma.

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SALEM – Turning to a “last resort” she hoped to avoid, Gov. Kate Brown Thursday night ordered all Oregon schools closed for at least two weeks to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, affecting 583,000 students from Portland to Ashland, from Coos Bay to Nyssa.

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Hermiston High School freshman Dallin Barger, left, studies the board as The Dalles High School senior Noah Holloran, right, contemplates his next move in the opening minutes of second round action in what would later prove to be the pivotal match-up and lengthiest game at the Chess For Succ…

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A dual language immersion program taught in Spanish and English will start at Chenowith Elementary in the fall, in one kindergarten classroom, the D21 school board decided Feb. 27 in a 5-2 vote.

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The Oregon Department of Revenue (DOR) will host an informational meeting for business taxpayers and tax professionals about the administrative rules for Oregon’s new Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) in The Dalles Wednesday, March 4.

On Feb. 9, 25 teams — five more than last year — and around 120 children participated in the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) Gorge Invitational, hosted by May Street Elementary.

National FFA Week is Feb. 22-29. Chapters around the country are making plans to celebrate in their own creative ways. The Hood River  Valley FFA Chapter has an impressive roster of FFA Week festivities. FFA Week is an opportunity to introduce our school and community to  FFA. 

The Hood River County Education Foundation will administer eight separate scholarships in 2020 for Hood River County students who have graduated from Hood River Valley High School, will be in their sophomore, junior or senior years of college starting in the fall of 2020, and are currently e…

The 2020 Reach for Excellence Gala provided an evening of entertainment and fundraising for supporters of the Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF).  Events included a live auction conducted by auctioneer Dave Griffith from The Dalles, a paddle raise, and the third annual Build a Do…

Community members  interested in learning more about garden-related topics are invited to attend the next Oregon State University Extension Service Central Gorge Master Gardener training program community class, held Feb. 26 from 6-9 p.m. at Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Cre…

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A 2019 state survey shows about 20 percent of Oregon 11th graders use marijuana, a rate unchanged from 2017, but one method of ingesting it, vaping, was up nearly 300 percent.

Rogue Farm Corps and co-sponsor BMCC Small Business Development Center hosts “Changing Hands: A Workshop on Farm Transfer and Access to Land” on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blue Mt. Community College, Pendleton campus, Morrow building, rooms M7-M8.

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Wasco County 4-H robotics team System Overload earned top awards at last weekend’s middle school VEX tournament in Toppenish, Wash., and brought home the tournament’s top honors: Excellence Award, Robot Skills Champion and Tournament Finalist.

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The Dalles City and Wasco County are now working in partnership to remove graffiti, with jail work crews, supervised by the county, providing the labor.

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