Discovering the Best Colleges in Oregon

Oregon is a state known for its natural beauty, its strong lumber and fishing industries and its commitment to eco-friendliness among other things. The state is also home to almost 100 different higher education institutions, from community colleges to prestigious private and public four-year colleges and universities, which all together offer educational offerings to suit any student, no matter what their academic interests. Although all of these schools are excellent in their own way here is a little about five of the best colleges in Oregon:

Best Colleges in Oregon – Oregon State University (OSU) – This prestigious co-ed university was founded in 1856 and is located in Corvallis, Oregon. The school is especially well known for its research opportunities offered to students at all levels – OSU’s programs in nuclear engineering, ecology, forestry, public health, biochemistry, zoology, oceanography, food sciences, and pharmacy technology are all consistently ranked amongst the best in the nation.

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How we teach reading at our Kansas high school

Letter from Immaculata High School, Leavenworth, Kansas

Quad-peat! Yes, we have done it again. For the fourth straight year Immaculata High School, Leavenworth, Kansas, has achieved the Kansas State Standard of Excellence in Reading. What an achievement! We have tried many different avenues to help our students become better readers.

About ten years ago we installed a 15-minute reading period into our schedule on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. During the period we do nothing but read. And for the third straight year, one of the materials read is a newspaper. The students, faculty, and staff love to read it. And obviously, it has helped us reach our Standards of Excellence. Thanks to all of you at the paper, USA TODAY, for helping us reach our goal.

The creation of relevant, effective high school electives is a challenge principals often face. We aim to provide electives that complement the existing educational program, are meaningful to the students, and reflect the overall philosophy and vision of the school.

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