Q&A: Why Teaching Music Matters

From homeless parent to Ph.D., Margaret Martin has always believed in the power of music. She founded Harmony Project, which puts instruments into the hands of kids from L.A.'s toughest neighborhoods.


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For Teachers, Many Paths Into The Classroom ... Some Say Too Many

One in five newly hired teachers has skipped university preparation for teaching. Indiana is the latest state to make entering the classroom easier.

Portland Board Tries To Balance Neighborhood Schools With Special Programs

The Portland school board could soon redefine how much choice parents have in where their children attend school.

Education | Local | News

Test Results Show Persistent Gap Between White And Minority Students

OPB | Sept. 10, 2014 12:15 a.m.

Test results show Oregon students did roughly the same last year as they did the year before. But one consistent trend, statewide, is a persistent achievement gap between white and minority students.

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Oregon Arts Group Claims Achievement Boost

OPB | Sept. 09, 2014 6 a.m.

Arts education advocates say student test scores in reading, math, and language show a recent arts effort is making a difference.

Administrators Tout Bigger Budgets As School Begins

OPB | Sept. 02, 2014 12:34 p.m.

Thousands of Oregon schoolchildren returned to school Tuesday. Administrators are touting the bigger education budgets awaiting students.

North Portland School Battles 'Summer Slide' With Year Round Schedule

OPB | Sept. 01, 2014 9:58 p.m.

While students head back to school across Oregon Tuesday, a few hundred children in North Portland have been back for six weeks.

Education | News

Legos, Marshmallow-Launchers Build Enthusiasm For STEM Curriculum

OPB | Aug. 25, 2014 3:15 p.m.

Marshmallow-launchers and Legos could be a part of the next generation's science, technology, engineering and math curricula.


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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