Kids & Family

Oregon's College Grants Help Only 1 In 5 Poor Students

OPB | Feb. 24, 2015

The Opportunity Grant is for very low-income college students to spend at the Oregon college or university of their choice. But its reach is limited.

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Free Community College? Here's How That Might Work In Oregon

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015

President Obama's goal of "free community college" has spurred a debate over how to help more people afford higher education.

Portland Parents Back 'Opt-Out' Campaign Against Standardized Tests

OPB | Feb. 18, 2015

Dozens of Portland parents and teachers called on other parents Tuesday to say "no" to new standardized tests that are rolling out next month.

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Nation | Education

Preventing Suicide With A 'Contagion Of Strength'

NPR | Feb. 25, 2015 6:52 p.m.

A suicide prevention program trains middle and high school students as peer mentors — shaping school culture and behavior around pillars of support.

Education | News

Northwest Students' Community College Graduation Rates Lag

OPB | Feb. 24, 2015 11:51 a.m.

High schoolers in Oregon and Washington who go on to four-year private colleges are more likely to graduate than similar students elsewhere.

local | Education | News

Oregon Schools Growing, Some Districts More Than Others

OPB | Feb. 4, 2015 5:27 p.m. | Portland

Oregon public school enrollment rose by a fraction of a percent, but a number of districts are seeing much faster growth than that.

local | Education | News

Oregon's Graduation Rate: Unpacking The Numbers

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015 5:13 p.m. | Portland

A national report this week put Oregon last among states for its 2013 high school graduation rate. On paper, Oregon's 2014 graduation rate went up a few points.  What's happening on the ground is often a good news, bad news story.

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Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum

OPB | 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

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.

OPB | Sept. 11, 2014