Three Pendleton Officers Accused In Attack/Cover-Up

An attack on an inmate leads to charges for three officers at the Pendleton Correctional Facility. Zachary Graham and Matthew Franklin are accused of beating David Perry February 24 after he spit on a staff member. Franklin, Graham, and a third officer, Jonathan Reed, are also accused of trying to cover up the attack by falsifying state paperwork and lying to investigators.

New Grading System Pushed Back

The State Board of Education is holding off on any changes to A-F letter grading system for at least another year. Without a new system, schools will receive two letter grades — one state, another federal — and those could be different. If the board doesn’t vote next month, a new grading system likely won’t take effect until at least the 2019-20 school year.