Part Of PPS Transfer Policy Change Lacks Board Support

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.

Education | Nation

Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

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."

Education | Health

Kids' Drawings Speak Volumes About Home

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.

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Portland School Board Continues Talks On Changing Transfer Rules

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.

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Of Carrots And Kids: Healthy School Lunches That Don't Get Tossed

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.

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Portland Schools Superintendent Recommends Transfer Policy Changes

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.

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Hot Lunch Is A Challenge For Some Rural Oregon Schools

OPB | Nov. 25, 2014 midnight

In some rural schools, providing just one meal a day -- hot lunch -- is now impossible.

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Class Of 2025: By The Numbers

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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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

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.

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'Smarter Balanced' Test Developers Seek Input From Parents, Teachers

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.

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 students 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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