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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.