Summer Program Helps Young Refugees Navigate Public School

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.

Education | Nation

When Kids Start Playing To Win

NPR | Aug. 05, 2014 8:54 a.m.

... And what the adults in their lives should do about it.

Reynolds High School Getting Overhaul, Memorial Planned

OPB | July 28, 2014 2:06 p.m.

The site of last month's deadly school shooting in Troutdale is getting an overhaul.

Education | Nation

Q&A: How Is The Native College Experience Different?

NPR | July 28, 2014 11:05 a.m.

For Native students, getting ready for college can be thrilling, alienating, and downright infuriating.

Entertainment | Education | Science | Nation

Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

NPR | July 26, 2014 6:08 a.m.

A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."

Education | Local | Teachers

PPS Falls Short On Minority Hiring In Every Category

OPB | July 21, 2014 12:06 a.m.

Portland Public Schools has fallen short of its minority hiring goals in every staffing category.

Education | News | Local

Oregon Schools Fall Short Of Minority Teacher Goals

OPB | July 11, 2014 5:08 p.m.

Oregon schools were supposed to increase minority representation in the teaching ranks by 10 percent. Instead, the proportion has barely changed since 2012.

Education | News | Local

Oregon Daycare Providers Trying To Make The Grade

OPB | July 24, 2014 9:46 p.m.

More and more, education research says for students to succeed, they need a good foundation in their earliest years.

Education | Local | Parents | Teachers

President, Photographer, Police Officer, Dad: What Kids In The Class Of 2025 Want To Be When They Grow Up

OPB | June 24, 2014 11:06 a.m.

Members of the Class of 2025 tell OPB what they want to be when they grow up.


What We Don't Know About Summer School

NPR | July 07, 2014 7:01 a.m.

Lots of kids spend part of their vacation at summer school, but there is very little information about what works.


Explore The Past With Time Team America

OPB | June 25, 2014 1:30 p.m.

In addition to four new episodes this season, Time Team America has an interactive website full of resources for parents, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about archaeology and the sciences that support it.

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 of first graders 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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