8-year-old sets out to become youngest to climb towering El Capitan
Sam Adventure Baker, an 8-year-old, sets out to become the youngest person to summit El Capitan. Check out more here.
If your parents name you “Adventure,” they probably hoped you’d do some adventurous things.
Sam Adventure Baker understood his assignment.
The Colorado 8-year-old sets out Tuesday to become the youngest person to reach the summit of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park.
The journey is expected to take four days “of hanging from your fingers or hanging from your anchors,” Sam’s dad Joe Baker told CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield on Sunday. They’ll camp one night on the top of El Capitan and then hike down eight miles on the fifth day.…
Oregon math, reading scores drop during COVID; Local schools find positivesProficiency scores in core classes dropped dramatically in Oregon since COVID, but Deschutes county noted achievements. Learn more here.
English, science and math proficiency scores in Oregon dropped dramatically since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s according to numbers released by the Oregon Department of Education Thursday morning looking at state assessment results.
School districts in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties did not buck the trend. Some were able to note achievements in specific categories and even, in some cases, finishing above state averages.
Oregon Department of Education officials say 2022 testing shows students who were already behind before the pandemic had the most learning loss but all children overall lost ground when compared to 2019 test scores.…