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School notes for Oct. 19

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State issues school report cards

No overall ratings issued as format changes are to come

The Oregon Department of Education released the 2015-16 school and district report cards Thursday, but offered no overall rating for schools.

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Early lead results released

Preliminary lead testing results in Dallas schools have found levels in some fixtures that exceed the Environmental Protection Agency’s “action” threshold of 20 parts per billion.

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Students combine college, high school

Willamette Promise helps students earn credits toward future education

During the 2015-16 school year, Dallas High School potentially saved students more than $125,800 through its Willamette Promise program.

Test participation will matter more

Dallas School District and the charter schools it sponsors missed the mark on participation rates for Smarter Balanced testing in a few grades during the 2015-16 school year.

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School note for Oct. 5

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DSD aims for savings on food service

The food service program in Dallas School District is supposed to run independently of its partner of two years, Central School District — eventually.

School notes

School notes for Sept. 28

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Project helps students lift off

The sky over Ash Creek Elementary School got a little more colorful on Sept. 14.

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Professors spend ‘serve day’ at Oakdale

George Fox closes campus to help schools

Nathan Floyd, Jonah Stork, Zelene Reed, and Chelsi Durham-Rivera need to make their apple tower taller.

School notes

School notes for Sept. 21

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Celebrate present, past at Hop fest

If you like what is happening in Oregon’s craft beer industry now, you might want to thank a homebrewer.

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Making the grade?

Smarter Balanced scores show improvement in Dallas, Perrydale

Scores from last year’s second round of Smarter Balanced tests in Polk County schools saw improvement — and some fall off — compared to the first year.

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Harris joins Whitworth

Hopes to help make school more relevant for kids

Caleb Harris and the staff at Whitworth Elementary School have an overarching goal of making school relevant for children.

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Track results come back good

Results from testing on Dallas High School’s track revealed this it is harder that International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) guidelines.