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State Senator Tim Knopp of Bend is sponsoring a bill that hopes to better track class size in Oregon. It passed in the senate and earlier in the House- State Representative Jason Conger of Bend is partnering with Knopp on the bill and says the class size data could be very useful.

 

"That's the idea to get a better picture of what's going on - and get a better understanding...impacting children's education..

 

Conger says the current data is more of an average that lumps everything together - so its tough to see what is really going on in specific classes - like math and science. It would also measure sizes in specific grades.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.