Portland Teacher Recognized as PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

Steve Beard, a science teacher at Thomas Edison High School in Portland, likes to use digital media to engage his students. Watch a video to learn more about Steve's approach in the classroom.


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50 Great Teachers: Socrates, The Ancient World's Teaching Superstar

It's been 2,400 years since he taught his last class, but the teaching method Socrates created, and that bears his name, lives on today.

The Secret Lives Of Teachers: Mei-Ling Uliasz

The second installation of our Secret Lives series continues with a profile of a second-grade teacher with a passion for making "upcycled" jewelry.

Entertainment | Nation | Education | Science

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

NPR | Oct. 27, 2014 2:42 p.m.

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

Technology | Education | Nation

The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon

NPR | Oct. 28, 2014 11:54 a.m.

Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.

Education | Nation

The Short Shelf Life Of Urban School Superintendents

NPR | Oct. 21, 2014 6:20 a.m.

Do big-city chiefs like John Deasy, recently ousted from LA Unified, get enough time to make a difference?

Education | Local | News

Oregon Education Chief Presses PPS On State-Required Compact

OPB | Oct. 15, 2014 5 p.m.

Portland Public Schools has drawn the ire of Oregon's top education official, because of how it has filled out a legal agreement with the state.

Education | Local | News

PPS Consultants Suggest Doing More Than Debating Boundaries

OPB | Oct. 06, 2014 9:58 p.m.

Portland State University consultants are saying the district should survey parents, and include boundary review in a discussion of other district priorities.


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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