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Apps That Aim To Give Parents 'Superpowers'

NPR | June 20, 2016

A new wave of educational technology focuses on building family connections. Here's a look at two new approaches.

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As Portland's Migrant Population Leaves, Summer School Program Shrinks

OPB | July 13, 2016 7:15 a.m. | Portland

Portland Public Schools administrators say the program for migrants is shrinking amid changing demographics, rising housing costs — and the improved circumstances of some families.

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Beaverton Parents Organize Against Proposed School Boundary Changes

OPB | May 12, 2016 6 p.m. | Beaverton, Oregon

A Beaverton parents group says there are data problems and policy shortcomings in the planned overhaul of high school boundaries. 

9 Out Of 10 Parents Think Their Kids Are On Grade Level. They're Probably Wrong


A new national survey shows a huge disconnect between parent perceptions and student performance.

What Special Ed Teachers and Parents Need To Know About Social Media


The internet can be a dangerous place, especially for kids who may struggle with communication. A psychologist offers some guidelines to help kids with special needs stay safe online.

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Oregon Schools' Summer Guests: Lead Contractors

OPB | July 12, 2016 6 a.m. | Beaverton, Oregon

Hundreds of schools in the Northwest are getting tested for lead in drinking water this summer.

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Lead Tests Show Pervasive Problem At Historically Black High School In Portland

OPB | July 11, 2016 4:15 p.m. | Portland

Jefferson High School tops the list of Portland schools showing elevated lead levels in the latest round of published results.

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2 Oregon Universities Find Elevated Lead Levels In Campus Water

OPB | July 7, 2016 3:30 p.m. | Portland

Portland State and Oregon State universities have found elevated lead levels in water on campus.

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PPS Board Member Says Funding Changes Would Fix Civil Rights Issue

OPB | July 6, 2016 2:26 p.m. | Portland

Paul Anthony says Portland Public Schools is discriminating against children of color by not offering the same courses at schools where they attend in higher numbers.

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PPS Considers Big Ask For Voters: $750 Million

OPB | July 5, 2016 4:25 p.m. | Portland

The $750 million bond measure would be the biggest in Oregon history, eclipsing the bond Beaverton voters approved in 2014 for $680 million.

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Outdoor School Initiative Could Make 3 Education Measures On Oregon Fall Ballot

OPB | June 30, 2016 6:30 p.m. | Portland

Supporters of the Outdoor School For All campaign submitted more than 120,000 signatures to the Oregon Secretary of State on Thursday.

How Parents And Teachers Can Nurture The 'Quiet Power' Of Introverts


A new book looks inside the minds of introverted kids, with lessons for schools on class participation, groupthink and public speaking.

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3 Things To Know About Oregon's High School Funding Initiative

OPB | June 28, 2016 12:05 p.m. | Portland

Initiative Petition 65 would dedicate state money to dropout prevention, college credit courses and career-technical programs.

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These Portland Schools Have Asbestos Problems

OPB | June 30, 2016 12:15 p.m. | Portland

Documents released by Portland Public Schools show significant needs at high schools and widespread asbestos and lead paint problems. 


Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon set a goal to have graduate 100 percent of students in the class of 2025. OPB has followed a group of students from kindergarten as they start their educational journey toward high school. Third grade is almost over for the Class of 2025. These are some of their stories.