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Parent Conference in Surrey Feb. 23rd

The annual gathering for parents of children described as gifted will be held this year at the Surrey Board of Education offices on Feb 23rd from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. 195 more words


Our view: Harsh winter cracks thin ice schools are skating on

Eastern Oregonians have been snowed in for much of the winter, which means that local students have been snowed out of their classrooms.

Schools from Ione to Elgin have been hammered by ice and snow and freezing fog, causing them to cancel days of class time and shorten others. 15 more words


What's Happening on Vancouver Island?

That’s the question I asked when I met last weekend with a teacher employed by one of the Vancouver Island school districts.  It’s impossible to find anything about what we persist in calling “gifted education” from websites and school district newsletters, so I had coffee with someone who works with gifted children.   272 more words

School Districts

School district alert for phishing email attack

During the week of January 9, 2017, malicious hackers conducted phishing attacks from multiple school district employees’ email accounts.

What happened? 

Hackers gained unauthorized access to work-related email accounts belonging to employees of multiple school districts, presumably by having the login name and password of the email account. 271 more words


Information from VCPAC

As I’ve mentioned frequently, it’s difficult to get information about what’s happening with gifted education.  But, although it’s not necessarily directly focussed on the children that are the focus of this website, one very helpful resource is the weekly newsletter from the Victoria Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (VCPAC). 174 more words


School districts ponder how to make up for snow days

It’s been an unusual year, districts say
In the wake of another snow day on Wednesday, Central Oregon school districts are looking at whether they’ll need to make up time that students have lost in school. 44 more words

Bend Bulletin

Proposed station at Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District draws concern

The location of a proposed third station at the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District has officials at Barrington School District 220 concerned about traffic congestion and loud noises. 105 more words