Portland school board members largely agreed on several aspects of the transfer proposal, but a controversial change to the transfer policy doesn't appear to have majority support.
NPR | Dec. 11, 2014 11:01 a.m.
A new study is focusing on what works best to prepare kids for school. Math may be what really counts, say researchers, one of who describes it as "a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term."
NPR | Dec. 08, 2014 9:10 a.m.
A first-grader's quick doodle can tell researchers plenty about what's happening — or not happening — at home.
OPB | Dec. 02, 2014 9:05 a.m.
The Portland school board discussed plans to change transfer rules with parents Monday night at Jefferson High School.
NPR | Dec. 02, 2014 6:38 a.m.
The battle over school lunch pits those who want to emphasize nutrition against those who say kids will just throw that food away. We go inside a kitchen where tiny taste testers sway the menu.
OPB | Nov. 26, 2014 9:15 a.m.
The Portland schools superintendent Tuesday night recommended changes to school transfer policies to reflect the district's racial equity priorities.
OPB | Nov. 25, 2014 midnight
In some rural schools, providing just one meal a day -- hot lunch -- is now impossible.
OPB | Sept. 26, 2014 12:17 p.m.
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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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.
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.