What Exactly Is 'High-Quality' Preschool?

Many educators tout the benefits of preschool, but there's no clear standard for what qualifies as a quality program. Researchers say that when it comes to pre-K, Tulsa, Okla., gets it right.


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A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers

Educators say the middle grades are a key time time to get kids jazzed about science, but many teachers say they lack the tools they need. In Chicago, a science museum is helping to fill the the gap.

For Latino Parents, Bilingual Classrooms Aren't Just About Language

Spring is when many public schools hold lotteries to determine which students can enroll in bilingual classrooms. Many Latino parents seek to participate in order to maintain family traditions.

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Happy Sounds Of Music Echo From Divisive Arts Tax

OPB | April 03, 2014 6:30 a.m.

Though Portland's arts tax has been battered by lawsuits, city council revisions and confusion, practically since it passed, money from the tax has begun flowing into area schools.

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Tax Revenue A Work In Progress For Local Arts Groups

OPB | April 03, 2014 midnight

Compared with everything that's happened with Portland-area schools, arts groups say they don't have much to show for their work helping to pass the Arts Education and Access Fund.

Economy | Education | Nation

Some Common Misconceptions About Paying For College

NPR | March 25, 2014 9:24 a.m.

When calculating cost, the sticker price is key, right? And aren't federal and private loans pretty much the same? Review some common mistakes people make in assessing the price of college.

Education | News | Oregon

State Officials Find Portland High Schools' Schedule Falls Short

OPB | March 13, 2014 3:57 p.m.

Oregon education officials ruled Thursday that the high school schedule at Portland Public Schools doesn't meet minimum rules for class time.

Economy | Education | Business | Nation

How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High

NPR | March 18, 2014 10:59 a.m.

In the decades following World War II, many American families had a lot of help paying for a college education. But in the 1970s, inflation spiked and public policies began to change.


Featured: Class Of 2025

The state of Oregon set a goal to have all of the class of 2025 graduate high school. OPB is following a cohort of first graders from now until the year 2025.

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