Imagine for a moment what our students would be learning if the expectations for them did not change with the times. Oregon first adopted educational standards in the early 1900s and since that time Oregonians have understood that our schools had to continually evolve to ensure our youth are prepared to compete and succeed in life after high school. Thankfully, as the knowledge and skills required for successful participation in society and the world economy have shifted, so have Oregon’s targets for student learning.
‘And who will tend all the fires the human spirit blazes? The world cooks by them, contends …’
In 2014 I read a poem each day.
Our Readers Write: Presenting Allen, Nick, through Zimmer-Stucky, Jasmine — Our Readers who Write, 2014 edition.
Stop the name-calling; Manhattan in the Gorge?; Calling for change; more
APA and the Oregon Psychological Association offer tips to combat to combat seasonal sadness, frustration
For many people the holiday season is full of celebrations and cheer but, for some, this season can bring more misery than merriment. With high expectations of gift-giving, decorating, feasting and family gathering, feelings of disappointment, sadness, fatigue, frustration or being overwhelmed are not unusual.
We can all find a reason to celebrate, or commiserate, at the end of the old year and the start of the new one.
Mencken and ‘The Interview’; Well-defined love; ‘Old Timer’ responds
Adult Center clarification; Slice of local life; Bah Humbug; Teach respect for police
Hundreds of people heard a new Christmas song this season.
The ridiculous met the sublime last week in international matters.
Austin resident and Gorge native Ben Ballinger is taking a slightly different marketing approach on “The State I’m In,” his sixth album to date. Ballinger signed with Good Horse Records, and it’s called “records” for good reason — that’s what they make.
Christmas memory; Support HEALTH Media Club; more
It’s a reality, and a good thing for everyone this holiday season
What do you mean, free parking?
It was encouraging to read about the recent story reported in the Hood River News regarding the renewed efforts to protect Mount Hood. At a time when most issues are becoming more polarized, it is great to close the year out with this good news story of people coming together to protect the mountain we all love.
Act on climate; To the Mayor, City Council — great job!; more
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