Class Of 2025: By The Numbers

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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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

NPR | Oct. 27, 2014 2:42 p.m.

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

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'Smarter Balanced' Test Developers Seek Input From Parents, Teachers

OPB | Sept. 19, 2014 5:16 p.m.

If you're interested in the new standardized tests headed to Oregon, you have a rare opportunity to weigh in.

Nation | Education

How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With Teacher

NPR | Sept. 18, 2014 6:11 a.m.

Like a good Boy Scout, parents should be prepared: Educators agree that doing your homework can make a big difference. Here's expert advice on how to ace your next parent-teacher conference.

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Booming Hermiston School Enrollment Means Longer Bus Rides For Some Students

OPB | Sept. 15, 2014 10:48 a.m.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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