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A new way to look at math

One of the main differences with the K-5 math curriculum, called Engage New York, is it teaches students how to explain what they’re doing and gets them to really think about the math problems.

Community school plan moves ahead

New charter school hopes to open in Dallas in time for 2015-16 year

Dallas Community School, a proposed charter school, did not receive the federal start-up grant it was seeking, but will proceed with recruiting students and opening next fall.

Perrydale teachers, district still at odds over contract talks

The district and teachers have been trying to negotiate a contract without success since February and entered mediation in November to resolve the dispute.

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WOU professor master of fake fighting

Theater expert choreographs sword fight scenes, serves as stunt double for TNT’s ‘The Librarians’

He’s the last guy you’d want on your side in a bar fight, but the first you’d call to make sure no one got hurt on stage.

SCHOOL NOTES

*OSBA honors two local residents*Central High band, choir to perform*Perrydale plans holiday program*Western campus closed for a week*Food available during winter break

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Drama is back at LaCreole

Students, teacher revel in school’s revived theater program

The Nutcracker-themed musical was the first full-scale production for the school’s revived drama program.

SCHOOL NOTES

*Financial aid workshop scheduled*LaCreole band, DHS choir to perform*Falls City schools will hold concert*CHS seniors selected for Society*Oakdale assistant receives honor*Bond committee members sought*WOU will offer tours during break*Talmadge band, choir will perform*KVCS schedules 'parents nite out'*MVCA to host Christmas production*Central FFA selling holiday wreaths

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Pet shop kids learn lessons

Pet shops opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony throughout the halls of Ash Creek Elementary School on Thursday.

Perrydale teachers have filed complaint

Unfair labor practice complaint filed against Perrydale School District.

Dallas School Board opposes OSBA stand

Association against using state school funds for programs like Dallas' Extended Campus

The Dallas School Board unanimously approved casting a “no” vote on the priorities and to include an explanation saying the board supported all the priorities except the one that could affect Extended Campus.

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Woodworkers learn skill while helping out others

Central students making toys for the holidays

Central High School’s woodshop becomes an extension of Santa’s workshop, where wooden toys are made for good boys and girls.

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Central yearbook staff under increased deadline pressure

How do you tell the stories of 982 students in just one book?

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The wonderful Wizard of Oz

Annual Dallas High children’s play includes two Saturday shows

Follow the yellow brick road all the way to Bollman Auditorium this Saturday for Dallas High School’s advanced theater classes’ production of “The Wizard of Oz.”

SCHOOL NOTES/ACADEMIC HONORS

*WOU plans workshop for prospects*LCMS staging holiday-themed play*DHS art department fundraiser on tap*DHS to hold 'Financial Aid Night'*Perrydale set to host 'Senior Tea'*SC honor roll includes Polk students

Student enrollment during fall term down at Western Oregon

Forecasts show that the trend of fewer high school graduates will continue, not because high schools aren’t doing a good job, but because there are fewer kids in school, David McDonald, associate provost said.

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