A national report this week put Oregon last among states for its 2013 high school graduation rate. On paper, Oregon's 2014 graduation rate went up a few points. What's happening on the ground is often a good news, bad news story.
OPB | Jan. 29, 2015 midnight
Oregon's graduation rates ticked up last year but they still show that nearly three in ten high school seniors fail to earn diplomas in four years.
OPB | Dec. 19, 2014 4:28 p.m.
Some second graders at Earl Boyles Elementary are reading. Some are struggling. Oregon officials say how kids read by 3rd grade has a big influence on whether they'll graduate - nine years later.
NPR | Dec. 31, 2014 8:03 a.m.
A growing body of research suggests that teaching really young kids how to recognize and express their feelings can help them into their adult lives.
NPR | Dec. 31, 2014 5:09 a.m.
Sesame Workshop's games are designed to help kids learn words and have fun. One New York City educator says it's never too soon to teach tykes that technology can be more than just entertainment.
NPR | Jan. 05, 2015 10:29 a.m.
The Common Core math standards were largely written by a physics professor working part-time in his garage. Now they're in use by tens of millions of students nationwide.
OPB | Dec. 10, 2014 6:58 a.m.
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.