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Growing Pains: State Tries To Expand Rural College Credit Program

OPB | June 18, 2015

The state has spent nearly $2 million to expand Eastern Promise. But some lessons are hard to replicate.

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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.

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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

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 | May 01, 2015