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is a Republican and a school board member in Hood River, Continued fromA1 said his district is considering In Redmond, high school creating its own fifth-year students receive an advanced program. "Frankly, it's a financial diploma if they complete 27 college credit hours in con- boon for the district. We'll junction with Central Oregon probably ne t s o mewhere Community College. If stu- around $4,500 a s t u dent," dents have completed their Johnson said. high school credits after four But he's also looking at years but haven't yet finished ways to alter the program so the advanced diploma, they more schools and bigger discan stay for a n a d ditional tricts can't take advantage of year enrolled with the high the program and put a bigger school. strain on the State School Meanwhile, the school receives the per-student fund-

Fund. An amendment that's be-

ing from the State School Fund — nearly $7,000 last year. Hass was already looking at getting rid of or drastically altering the programs earlier this year, without Portland's

ing tacked onto a bill related to funding dual credit pro-

Continued from A1 Embroiled in

ple to take five, six, seven years to graduate if they need to," Hass said. "The problem with that is they're stealing from the K-12 fund." Mike M cIntosh, superin-

tendent of Redmond School District, says fifth-year programs offer a bridge to college for more than 100 students who might not h ave

otherwise gone on to higher education.

the same international fans it has spent heavily to at-

in the socioeconomics. We

prevent any d i strict t hat didn't have a fifth-year program in 2014-15 from start-

grams to continue to expand

beyond where they currently are," Johnson said. "It's going to get worse, we know that.

There will be a bigger draw on the State School Fund the bigger these programs are."

perintendent Carole Smith from May 8-9 show the dis-

— with a notification early in the fall at the latest — so they/

they offer a resource that has

shown to improve graduation and retention rates.

Blatter re-eleCted —Despite astrong campaign from a determined opponentandthe lingering controversy over asweeping indIctment against14 soccer officials, SeppBlatter won afifth straight term asFIFApresident Friday, defeating PrinceAli Bin Al Hussein of Jordan. On the first ballot, Blatter received133 votes, just short of the two-thirds majority requIred;Ali received 73. Asecond ballot would haverequired only asimple majority, making Ali along shot, and hewithdrew from the race. Although hehasnever beendirectly implicated, Blatter, 79,hasbeenat the helm of an organIzation doggedbyscandal.Hehasservedaspresidentsince1998.

home ec classes of the past,

tion, told Businessweek "they came in and said, 'We want to

sponsor the federation. Whatever it's going to take, we're ready to do it.' ... The big advantage Nike has is that it sits

down with more chips than anyone else." The i nvestigation, w h ich

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said is ongoing, could become even more serious if it leads to charges of gov-

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are still in committee.

not what industry needs

now. They need problem solvers," he said, adding s t udents r e-

ceive college credit for high schoolcareer andtechnical

partnership that will benefit

courses and those taking

ously work on high school and college credits." High schools have resources to counsel students as they enter college, counseling that they might otherwise might not get, proponents said. "What our program has done is increase our high school graduation rates by double digits," Gelser said.

our students and give them open access to PCC through a

such courses are more likely to graduate than Oregon

5th year senior option." It's not clear whether law-

students overall. "Our kids

makers will let the district get

do better because it means something to them," Hasart

that far.

sard.

In 2011, the state began offering grants for career and technical programs and last year awarded $10.9 million to districts across

— Reporter: 406-589-4347, tanderson@bendbulletin.com

the state. The grants are de-

signed to be seed money to help engage local businesses as partners and leverage more funding, according to Charlie Burr, a spokesman for Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, which runs the grant program

Rural

you don't know why you're there," she said, adding rural Continued from A1 high schools must do a betRural students had low- ter job of preparing students er ratesof persistence at all to be successful in college. types of two- and four-year " That education n eeds t o institutions, in-state and out- be back in the high school. of-state. The gaps existed for We're looking at the college

ative thinking, teamwork. Yes, and add jobs, the state needs a trainedworkforce."Even more important than that, this provides a well-rounded education •

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"I think it would be foolish for any district that doesn't have a program to be starting a new one," Gelser said.

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mond High students, all boys, years career and technical prosataround a conference table grams were cut the company High andBend High to make at Mill Power, a 20-employee saw a lack of skilled workers the case for more grant fund- operation that designs, produc- ready to hire. She called the ing. Both schools received es and sells industrial sorting grant to Redmond's manufachefty grants last year equipment — imagine a giant, turing program "a gift." $268,000to Bend foritsrenew- vibratingconveyorbelt that can — Reporter:541-617-7837, able energy and electric vehi- separate and sort materials. aspegman@bendbullet in.com cles program and $475,000 to Matt Ballantyne, Mill's engiRedmond for manufacturing. neeringmanager, rattledoff the That program has 28 students names of design software the now and Beard, the coordi- company uses and the students nator, expects to have double nodded with familiarity. that next year; the school has Next they toured the offices also enlisted 29 business part- before heading into the shop ners in Central Oregon to help (most of the students came students with internships and with their own plastic safety jobs. glasses). There Mike Grigsby, Free pipe installation estitnates While some students will a sawyer, showed them the go to work after high school, equipment he uses to cut giant Avakian said, others can ben- steel pieces to an engineer's efit from the soft skills that specifications. "The more accome with these hands-on pro- curate I am here, the easier it grams: problem solving, cre-

Desert Education Service District. "It's not like 'Here,

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is for the guys down there," Grigsby said, pointing to fit-

Two days a fter A v akian Mill Power Vice President visited their school, nine Red- Alison Muilenburg said in the

said Ray Hasart, a regionEarlier this w eek, L abor al coordinator with High Commissioner Brad Avakian

back in and they simultane-

scored on state math and thing needs to happen back reading tests in high school. in the high school." According to the study, Farther north i n C u l ver, nearly a third of Oregon pub- officials have made college lic school students attend a exposure a priority in recent rural schooL With the state's years. In 2011-12, 43 percent goal of 80 percent of adults of Culver students had enearning a postsecondary de- rolled in a community college gree by 2025, researchers say or four-year school within 16 it is important to understand months of graduation. which students are less likely Now, beginning in f i fth to pursue postsecondary edu- grade, students visit a college cation and succeed in college. campus every year; by senior They also note advances in year they've visited nearly technology have increased every campus in th e state, the level of education of em- said Superintendent Stefanie ployees in fields common in Garber. Kurt Davis, the disrural areas, such as timber, trict's school-to-work and colagriculture and tourism. lege coordinator, meets with At Crook County High, Sol- every senior to line up job iz said many of her students shadows and internships that are the first in their families help them figure out what to go to college and come they want to do — and what from low-income households. schooling it will require, inSome have never seen a col- cluding community colleges lege campus. In 2011-12, 47 and trade schools. For those percent of the district's stu- who go to college, he gives dents had enrolled in a com- them his phone number and munity college or four-year tells them to call whenever school within 16 months of they run into trouble. graduation, compared to 55 Davis said the district is percent of Oregon students working to make postsecoverall that year. ondary educationthe norm Soliz counsels parents and among students. But that students on how to apply to doesn't make it easier. "They're k ind o f college, secure financial aid co and what to expect when they cooned," he said. "They're in get there. Yet another chal- their little communities and lenge for students is under- they have a hard time getting out." standing what they want to get out of college. — Reporter: 541-617-7837, "It's hard to keep going if aspegman@bendbulletin. com

Steinbrecher, executive director of the U.S. Soccer Federa-

Patrick B. Kraemer / Keystone via The Associated Press

dous demand" for this funding. that will prepare them in life Meanwhile, a series of bills in- for whatever they do." As far Continued from A1 troduced in Salem this year to as the case for funding these Today's programs ar- expand access and funding to programs? "The case has been en't the woodworking and career and technical education made," Avakian said.

"Our district is looking for kids that have dropped out of high school or are at risk of dropping out of high school," a formal proposal with PCC said Sen. Sara Gelser, D-Cor- based on our recent meetvallis. "And they pull them ings with them to formalize a

students no matter how they

After Nike signed the U.S.

national soccer team, Hank

Career

we can plan accordingly," Regan wrote. Shay James, who runs Portland Public Schools' college and career readiness program, wrote back "we are in the process of writing

Rep. Mark Johnson, who

teams, as well as star players such as Cristiano Ronaldo.

ing in the United States, exec- ernment corruption, experts utives were pushing hard to say. Any company involved it would continue to cooper- nudged out its rival and sealed establish a foothold on interna- could face stiff penalties under ate with authorities. a 10-year, $160 million exdu- tional shelves. the U.S. Foreign Corrupt PracIn 1994, when the Brazil- sive deal to supply the team's Nike faced stiff competition tices Act, which forbids comian national team clinched shoes and clothes. from established rivals such panies from seeking abusiness a thrilling World Cup In the very similar deal de- as Adidas, the German-based advantage by paying or promshootout victory in Califor- scribed in the indictment, the giant famous for soccer shoes, ising anything of value to offinia, a representative of the unnamed sportswear compa- and Umbro, the British firm cials overseas. "Most multinational comBeaverton-based sports- ny also agreed to pay an extra that served as the Brazilian wear company approached $40 million into a Traffic Brazil team's former sponsor. But panies like Nike ... are very the Brazilian Football Con- affiliate's Swiss bank account. with the Brazil deal inked, sud- much aware ofthe risk and federation with an offer of Over the next three years, Traf- denly Nike had its signature possibility of bribing foreign sponsorship, federal court fic also invoiced the sports- swoosh acrossthe stars ofthe officials," said Erik Voeten, an records show. wear company for $30 million biggest soccer nation in the associate professor of geopoliThe team already had in"marketing fees." world. tics at Georgetown University. an agreement with a differAt the time, Nike was a Nike quickly took its vic- "But these companies often do ent supplier. But after two known player across America tory lap. Company president business in countries where years of negotiations with a for its basketball and running Thomas Clarke compared the bribery is expected if you want high-ranking confederation shoes. But with growth slow- Brazilian exclusive to the most to win contracts."

make higher education more affordable and f i nancially sound, the amendment says. "We can't allow these pro-

supporters in the Legislature

English and Dutch national

allegation in the charging documents that any Nike employee was aware of or knowingly participated in any bribery or kickback official and with the help of scheme." The company said middleman Traffic Brazil, Nike

"I'd like us to be able to of-

who say not all districts' programs are the same, and that

er high-profile deals, helping it sign the American, French,

a statement. "There is no

19 and incorporate aspects o f them i nt o a n e f f ort t o

fer this to next year's seniors

a launchpad for Nike into oth-

growing part of its business behindbasketball. The companythathelped Nike secure the 1996 deal, and its founder, have already pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy, racketeering conspiracy and other charges, pledging to forfeit more than $151 million, investigators said. "The charging documents unsealed yesterday in Brooklyn do not allege that Nike engaged in criminal conduct," Nike said in

grams, Senate Bill 418, would

The programs have other

tional deal." The Brazilian deal became

in soccer, the second-fastest

have kids from relative afflu- trict i s c o nsidering setting ence who think that's a great up the program next year in way to go," McIntosh said. connection w i t h P o r t l and The district is also working Community College. to track students who receive Board member Bobbie Readvanced degrees as they gan wrote to other members leave high school to ensure and Smith on May 8 to see they have support to continue where the district was with setthrough college if they need ting up a fifth-year program. it, McIntosh said.

is our most important interna-

tract and be set back in its efforts to bolster its standing

Internal emails b e tween "We see kidsfrom a fair- members of th e Portland ly equal gender mix. We see Board of Education and Su-

kids from a fairly equal mix

a c r i sis,

Nike could lose loyalty from

ing one, and it would create involvement. His idea missed a work group to study the a deadline this session but programs. may be revived later on in The goal is for the work another bill with Republican group to report on how the support. state could phase out the "It's a loophole because fifth-year programs in 2018-

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successful athletic sponsorship in history, its megadeal with Jordan, telling Businessweek in 1997, "You never overpay for things that are good. This

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