Portland Art-Focused School Shows Gains

Reading scores are up at King Elementary, a school at the center of local and federal efforts to boost achievement with arts-based curricula.


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State Of The Union: A Quick Wrap On Education

Good news about graduation rates, and more about Obama's plan for making community college free.

The Past, Present And Future of High-Stakes Testing

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR Ed's Anya Kamenetz about her book, The Test: Why are Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be.

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Board Tightens Requirements On Instructional Hours For Oregon Students

AP | Jan. 22, 2015 5:30 p.m.

The Oregon Board of Education approved more stringent requirements Thursday for how many hours public school students spend learning each year.  

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Class Of 2025: The Reading Range In 2nd Grade

OPB | Dec. 19, 2014 4:28 p.m.

Some second graders at Earl Boyles Elementary are reading. Some are struggling. Oregon officials say how kids read by 3rd grade has a big influence on whether they'll graduate - nine years later.

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What Schools Could Use Instead Of Standardized Tests

NPR | Jan. 06, 2015 1:26 p.m.

A bill is being drafted that would end annual testing requirements. What would schools do without them?

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Six Education Stories To Watch in 2015

NPR | Jan. 03, 2015 11:39 a.m.

A veteran reporter's view on the hot-button issues in the coming year: Police in schools, the fallout from the Vergara case and more.

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Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

NPR | Dec. 31, 2014 8:03 a.m.

A growing body of research suggests that teaching really young kids how to recognize and express their feelings can help them into their adult lives.


Featured: Class Of 2025

Oregon has set a goal to have all of the class of 2025 graduate high school. OPB is following a group students from now until the year 2025. Learn more about the project, or comment here.


This project is part of American GraduateLet’s Make It Happen! — a public broadcasting initiative to address the drop out crisis, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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