Supper Club: The State of Our Schools

Recent nationwide studies have ranked Oregon near the bottom of the country when it comes to education spending and test scores so for this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sat down with a Bend-La Pine school board member, the president of Central Oregon Community College and the vice president of OSU-Cascades for a closer look at the state of our schools.

Thanks to Rebecca Johnson, Shirley Metcalf and Cheri Helt for joining us. A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

COCC Celebrates National Poetry Month

Central Oregon Community College is hosting a series of events in April to celebrate National Poetry Month. Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs went to the poetry slam hosted by Bend’s own MOsley WOttaThe last in the series of National Poetry Month events at COCC will be a workshop and reading hosted by Oregon’s Poet Laureate, Elizabeth Woody, on April 28th.

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