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

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.

The Short Shelf Life Of Urban School Superintendents

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

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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.

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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.


The Secret Lives Of Teachers

NPR | Oct. 18, 2014 12:06 p.m.

Our new series looks at what teachers do when they're not teaching. Artist? Carpenter? Quidditch player? What's your secret life?

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Class Of 2025: By The Numbers

OPB | Sept. 26, 2014 12:17 p.m.

We compare a group of students from the class of 2025 to students statewide, using statistics provided by the Oregon Department of Education and the Center for Student Success at Portland State University.

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Class Of 2025: Students, Teachers Start School Year With New Tools

OPB | Sept. 24, 2014 9:30 p.m.

As Oregon students return to school this month, their teachers are trying out new technology aimed at boosting student participation.


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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