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By Taylor W.Anderson The Bulletin
SALEM — Portland
Public Schools is consideringcreating aprogram
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that would allow the district to collect state money
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for students who enroll in a fifth year of high school while they take community college courses, a program largely used in rural areas that lawmakers fear could drain the K-12 budget. "Some schools are doing it where they delay graduation for a year to help
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How Israel overcame the threat of drought By IsabelKershner New Yorh Times News Service
JERUSALEM — At the
peak of the drought, Shabi Zvieli, an Israeli gardener, feared for his livelihood. A heftytax was placed
of col lege,"Jon Isaacs,a spokesman for the district, told The Bulletin. "We're
going to look at other models that schools are using that the state has approved
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Dalton Sheffield demonstrates the plasma cutter to a group of Redmond High School students interestedin a career in manufacturing during a tour of Mill Power in Prineville this week.
By Abby Spegman The Bulletin
REDMOND — Redmond
High School senior Hector Guzman started in the school's
manufacturing program last year, learningto operate both industrial-grade equipment and the computer software used to design products. Ryan Beard, Redmond High's
manufacturing coordinator, turned him on to an opening for a welder at Mill Power in
tion — think courses in manufacturing, automotive, culinary
to see if they make sense forus."
Fifth-year programs — also called advanced diploma programs — are
most districts prefer. In years
of budget cuts, career and techand health care — are expennical educationprograms were Prineville. Guzman sent in sive offerings for high schools. often the first to go. an application and resume Books for an English class cost But supporters say they can and was soon called in for an a few hundred dollars, but sup- producemuch-needed skilled interview. plies for a welding course can workers, and now educators He graduates Friday and cost thousands. There's also andbusiness leaders are makgoes to work June 8, starting at special requirements for teach- ing the case that these courses $12 an hour. er licensing and student-teachare worth the investment. Career and technical educa- er ratios that are lower than SeeCareer/A4
replicated at districts in
Redmond, in Crook and Jefferson counties and 26 school districts statewide
and cost the state as much as $9.5 million last school year. Supporters say advanced diplomas offer pathways for students to enter college they might otherwise avoid altogether.
But lawmakers are con-
on excessive household wa-
ter consumption, penalizing families with lawns, swim-
ming pools or leaky pipes. So many of Zvieli's clients went over to synthetic grass and swapped their seasonal
blooms for hardy, indigenous plants more suited to a semiarid dimate.
"I worried about where gardening was going," said Zvieli, 56, who has tended
people's yards for about 25 years.
Study: Ruralstudentsface higher educationobstacles By Abby Spegman
likely to make it to the second
year of college thantheir urban and suburban peers, according
Kate Soliz sees it every day: students who say they want to go to college but don't know howtomake ithappen.
Across the country,
"We have this perception that
Israelis were told to cut
kids are lazy or stupid — they just don't know," said Soliz, a
their shower time by two
minutes. Washing cars with hoses was outlawed and those few wealthy
enough to absorb the cost of maintaining a lawn were permitted to water it only
atnight. "We were in a situation
where we were very, very close to someone opening a tap somewhere in the
college coordinator at Crook
County High School. "You take a rural student and you place them in an alien envi-
ronment, and they don't know howto cope." Rural students in Oregon
are less likelyto enroll inpostsecondary education and less
to a study released this weekby
education research firm REL Northwest. Of students who
began ninth gradebetween 2005 and 2007, postsecondary
Rural education —percentages tell thetale
cerned that if the state's largest district offers the
In 2012, Oregon's 15postsecondary institutions in rural areas served about 40,000 students while the 53 institutions in nonrural areas served about 210,000. Hereare some percentages that reflect the status of rural
will suffer, and the State
... of rural Oregon students who attended ninth grade between 2005 and 2007are in postsecondary school, compared with 63 percent among nonrural Oregon students.
enrollment among rural stu-
dents was 55 percent compared to 63percentamong nonrural students. Among those who did
enroll in college, the percentage of rural students who went on to the second year was 78
percent compared to 83 percent for nonrural students. SeeRural/A4
of Oregon's land wasclassified as rural in 2010.
7'/o ... were classified as English-language learners in 2011. Source: REL Northwest
program, Oregon's already underfunded K-12 budget
... of rurals lasted to the second y e ar of college, compared to 83 percent of nonrurals.
14'/o ... less likely that rural high schoolers would enroll in postsecondary education than their nonrural couterparts.
School Fund will effectively pay for the first year of collegeforthousands of students. "Pretty soon, if everybody did this, we'd have a K-14 system," said Sen. Mark Hass, D-Beaverton. "We can'teven afford to do
K-12 right." SeeFifth /A4
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19'/o ... of residents were classified as rural residents in 2010, with 158 of the state's 200 school districts considered rural.
country and no water
would come out," said Uri Schor, the spokesman and of the government's Water
Nike's biggestsoccerwin is nowfacing questions
Authority. But that was about six
By Drew Harwell
legendary pact with Michael
The Washington Post
public education director
years ago. Today, there is plenty of water in Israel. A lighter version of an old "Israel is drying up" campaign has been dusted off to advertise baby diapers.
"The fear has gone," said Zvieli, whose customers have gone back to planting flowers.
As California and other western areas of the United
After Nike signed what was But a federal investigation then the biggest sports deal in into FIFA corruption has history, a $200 million sponcast a shadow over the 1996 sorship of Brazil's triumphant pact that helped Nike vault to soccer squad, company execstardom in the world's most utives said the agreement was popular sport. as crucial to its success as its While the federal indict-
States grapple with an ex-
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treme drought, a revolution
has taken place here. SeeDrought/A5
Related • FIFA re-elects president despite scandal,A4
official close to the investigation, who spoke anonymously because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly, confirmed
its key victories tarnished by the blockbuster scandal now
ment does not name Nike, it
Nike was the sportswear
describes a"multinational sportswear company" involved in a strikingly similar deal. And a law enforcement
company mentioned in the
cials and executives now face federal charges for 24 years of deep corruption and $150 million in alleged bribes.
If implicated, the $88 billion sports giant could find one of
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