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Posted May 1, 2016 at 11:01 PM

The students from Helman Elementary surround Travis Kelly as he reaches into an ice cube tray that’s been repurposed as a bug-holding container and pulls out a dark brown, crunchy-scaly insect roughly the size of an adult’s thumb. Its six tiny wiggling legs run in place. Its abdomen writhes. “This,” the district 13 watermaster for the Oregon Water Resource Department explains, “is actually a dragonfly in the larval stage.” Then, Kelly...

Updated Apr 28, 2016 at 10:01 AM

When Meredith Yox was running a Mini Mermaid Running Club in the Bay Area, a little girl signed up one year and barely spoke during team meetings. She was so quiet, Yox...

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 5:39 PM

A former former Ashland teacher who went on to become a superintendent in Longview, Wash., before retiring two years ago will be Ashland School District's interim superintendent for the 2016-17 school year, the school board announced...

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 6:54 PM

Two elementary school boys are in Principal Deidre Pearson’s office at John Muir Elementary School in Ashland. They may not be aware of it but they are part of a beta testing program designed to resolve conflict borrowed from the court...

Updated Apr 25, 2016 at 11:40 AM

I’m fond of saying that in my profession a teacher does more than instruct their subject. Teachers help young people become human beings — humane, thoughtful and curious individuals with integrity who will make the world a...

Updated Apr 24, 2016 at 8:09 PM

The boy stands before an audience of 10. He’s wearing a white long-sleeve button-up, powder-blue tie, charcoal gray slacks. He’s clean-cut, with a little stubble on the chin. His skin is bronzed by the sun, under which he spends...

Updated Apr 14, 2016 at 4:35 PM

The Ashland School District’s groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation of Walter A. Phillips Field will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the field on the Ashland High School campus. The 30-minute ceremony will celebrate the...

Updated Apr 10, 2016 at 5:48 PM

Ashland High School theater students earned multiple honors at the Oregon State Thespian Festival held March 30 through April 2 in Salem. Ceili Widmann won the $1,500 Melba Day Sparks Scholarship Award for excellence in theater...

Updated Apr 7, 2016 at 8:23 PM

No elementary school science fair would be complete without a miniature volcano spewing orange fizz like a possessed lawn sprinkler, raining a carbonated, sticky mist down upon some two dozen innocent, unfortunate, hopeful spectators. Enter...

Updated Apr 5, 2016 at 7:28 PM

The Bureau of Labor and Industries has directed an additional $924,000 to 116 employees who worked on a public works project for Southern Oregon University (SOU), the agency announced Tuesday. A late December wage settlement agreement of...

Updated Apr 2, 2016 at 3:50 PM

Cathy Kemper-Pelle, Rogue Community College's sixth president, will come to the Southern Oregon school with a reputation for consensus-building. Kemper-Pelle, currently chief academic officer at Lee College Baytown, Texas, was selected by...

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