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In New Memoir, Maria Tells Us How She Got, How She Got To 'Sesame Street'

NPR | Aug. 24, 2015

Sonia Manzano has spent 44 years as one of the lucky residents of Sesame Street. In her memoir she describes how, during her own difficult childhood in the South Bronx, she sought comfort in TV.

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Eastern Promise: Path To College Starts In Fifth Grade

OPB | June 18, 2015

To help students plan for the future, 46 grade schools in eastern Oregon are part of a program starting in fifth grade.

Eastern Promise Spanish Test Offers College Path To Latino Students

OPB | June 17, 2015

Latino students in Oregon graduate high school and enroll in college less often than other students. Eastern Promise aims to close that gap through a language exam that delivers college credit.

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Gov. Brown Signs Opt-Out Bill Despite Objections From Feds

OPB | June 23, 2015 9:15 a.m. | Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill Tuesday, allowing parents to more easily opt out of state testing under the Common Core curriculum.

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Eastern Oregon Promises High Schoolers New Way To Earn College Credits

OPB | June 17, 2015 midnight | Stanfield, Oregon

More than 40 eastern Oregon high schools have joined with college leaders in a program to help students from the area get a head start on college. It's become a model for the whole state.

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Student Privacy Bill Passes Oregon House Over Tech Company Objections

OPB | June 9, 2015 5:34 p.m.

Tech companies like Facebook and Amazon had been lobbying Oregon lawmakers for more access to student data.

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Portland's K-8 Schools: How Did They Start And What's Their Future?

OPB | June 4, 2015 12:15 a.m.

The votes a decade ago to create Portland's Kindergarten-to-8th grade schools were contentious. Reversing those moves could be complicated.


Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum

Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum | Feb. 04, 2015

This multidisciplinary resource, produced by OPB, provides everything a middle school or high school teacher needs to begin using photographs to engage students in deeper understanding and learning of a range of subjects from history to biology.

Class Of 2025: Follow Students From First Grade To Graduation

The state of Oregon set a goal to have all of the class of 2025 graduate high school. OPB is following a group of kindergartners as they start their educational journey toward high school. In 2014, those students started second grade. These are some of their stories.

Class Of 2025: Follow Students From First Grade To Graduation | May 01, 2015