Interview: Winter Break Activities

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s just the start of winter break, and the children are home. What can they do to pass the time and keep them engaged? One solution is create mini winter camp. Daniel West, a teacher with Oregon Connections Academy, joined us on KEZI 9 News Midday to share some suggestions on how … Continue reading »

Oregon Students Enroll for Online K-12

EUGENE, Ore. — Students in Lane County can enroll in a different kind of school this fall where all the learning is done online instead of in a classroom. The program is called the Oregon Connections Academy. The online public charter school offers classes for students K through 12. It’s fully accredited and teachers are … Continue reading »

School Starts Online

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 3,000 students enrolled in the Oregon Connections Academy will head back to school Tuesday by logging on to their computers. The virtual school is the largest tuition-free, online charter school in the state. It was started in 2005 with just a few hundred students. It has since expanded, serving kindergarten … Continue reading »