Booming Hermiston School Enrollment Means Longer Bus Rides For Some Students

Sitting still for any amount of time can be a struggle for little kids, but some students in Hermiston have to spend up to two hours a day on the school's buses as part of the district's temporary solution to deal with a booming population.

Education | Local | News

Portland Board Tries To Balance Neighborhood Schools With Special Programs

OPB | Sept. 11, 2014 9:45 p.m.

The Portland school board could soon redefine how much choice parents have in where their children attend school.

Health | Nation | Education

Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens' Health

NPR | Aug. 27, 2014 6:44 a.m.

The science is clear that teenagers need more than eight hours of sleep a night. The nation's pediatricians say school districts need to buck up and change schedules to let kids sleep later.

Education | Local | News

Will Growing Enrollment Force Portland To Reopen Neighborhood Schools?

OPB | Aug. 21, 2014 10:45 p.m.

The district is already looking to overhaul neighborhood school boundaries and policies governing where students can transfer. And now, a painful chapter of district history is resurfacing.

Arts | Entertainment | Health | Education | Science | Nation

What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills

NPR | Aug. 26, 2014 5:54 a.m.

There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.

Education | News

Summer Program Helps Young Refugees Navigate Public School

OPB | Aug. 01, 2014 6 a.m.

For children from a different culture, navigating American schools can be a big learning curve. A summer program for Oregon's newest young residents helps them acclimate to public school.

Education | Nation

When Kids Start Playing To Win

NPR | Aug. 05, 2014 8:54 a.m.

... And what the adults in their lives should do about it.

Education | Local | Teachers

PPS Falls Short On Minority Hiring In Every Category

OPB | July 21, 2014 12:06 a.m.

Portland Public Schools has fallen short of its minority hiring goals in every staffing category.

Education | Local | Parents | Teachers

President, Photographer, Police Officer, Dad: What Kids In The Class Of 2025 Want To Be When They Grow Up

OPB | June 24, 2014 11:06 a.m.

Members of the Class of 2025 tell OPB what they want to be when they grow up.


Explore The Past With Time Team America

OPB | June 25, 2014 1:30 p.m.

In addition to four new episodes this season, Time Team America has an interactive website full of resources for parents, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about archaeology and the sciences that support it.

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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