How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High

In the decades following World War II, many American families had a lot of help paying for a college education. But in the 1970s, inflation spiked and public policies began to change.

Nation | Education

Should Kindergarteners Stop Finger Painting And Start Learning French?

NPR | March 04, 2014 11:16 a.m.

Teachers and parents are wondering how early is too early to focus on academics in school. This week's parenting panel looks how the classroom is changing for young children.

Education | News | Oregon

State Officials Find Portland High Schools' Schedule Falls Short

OPB | March 13, 2014 3:57 p.m.

Oregon education officials ruled Thursday that the high school schedule at Portland Public Schools doesn't meet minimum rules for class time.

Education | Nation

Optional Essay And Other Changes Coming To The SAT

NPR | March 05, 2014 4:43 p.m.

Scores will return to 1,600, and there'll be no penalties if you answer something incorrectly. They are the first revisions to the college entrance exam since 2005.

Nation | Technology | Education

A Push To Boost Computer Science Learning, Even At An Early Age

NPR | Feb. 23, 2014 9:11 a.m.

Some companies are trying to fill a void in public education by teaching kids programming basics.

Education | Nation

College Applicants Sweat The SATs. Perhaps They Shouldn't

NPR | Feb. 18, 2014 2:26 p.m.

A new study shows that high school grades are a better predictor of how students will do in college.

Education | Oregon | Politics

Higher Tax Payments Expected To Bring Nearly $100M To Ore. Schools

OPB | Feb. 12, 2014 3:01 p.m.

Higher-than-expected property tax and other revenue should bring nearly $100 million more than predicted to Oregon schools.

Education | Oregon

Ore. Graduation Rates Nudge Upward - Barely

OPB | Feb. 06, 2014 5 a.m.

Oregon's graduation rates nudged up ever-so-slightly last year, according to the latest numbers released Thursday by state education officials.

Education | Oregon

Ore. Seeks To Boost Early Learning With 'Hubs'

OPB | Feb. 04, 2014 2:16 p.m.

Oregon's effort to overhaul early learning is beginning to hit the local level. A new report was delivered to legislators on Tuesday.


Oregon School District Considers Ban On Sherman Alexie Novel

NWNews | Feb. 03, 2014 4:05 p.m.

A school district in Sweet Home, Ore., is considering whether to pull a book by Northwest author Sherman Alexie from junior high classrooms.

Nation | Economy | Education | Business

The High Cost Of Testing For College

NPR | Feb. 01, 2014 9 p.m.

You think college is expensive? How about the cost of SAT and AP tests?

Featured: Class Of 2025

Oregon seat a goal to have all of the class of 2025 graduate high school. OPB is following a cohort of first graders from now until the year 2025.

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