Kids & Family

Oregon's College Grants Help Only 1 In 5 Poor Students

OPB | Feb. 24, 2015

The Opportunity Grant is for very low-income college students to spend at the Oregon college or university of their choice. But its reach is limited.

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Free Community College? Here's How That Might Work In Oregon

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015 10:21 a.m.

President Obama's goal of "free community college" has spurred a debate over how to help more people afford higher education.

local | Education | News

Portland Parents Back 'Opt-Out' Campaign Against Standardized Tests

OPB | Feb. 18, 2015 7:05 a.m. | Portland

Dozens of Portland parents and teachers called on other parents Tuesday to say "no" to new standardized tests that are rolling out next month.

Technology | Education | Nation

Q&A: Blocks, Play, Screen Time And The Infant Mind

NPR | Feb. 12, 2015 9:03 a.m.

Blocks provide an excellent platform for parents and children to engage with one another

local | Education | News

Oregon Schools Growing, Some Districts More Than Others

OPB | Feb. 4, 2015 5:27 p.m. | Portland

Oregon public school enrollment rose by a fraction of a percent, but a number of districts are seeing much faster growth than that.

local | Education | News

Oregon's Graduation Rate: Unpacking The Numbers

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015 5:13 p.m. | Portland

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.

Education | News

Oregon Graduation Rates Improving, But Still Need Work

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015 midnight | Portland

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.

Education | News | Class Of 2025

Class Of 2025: The Reading Range In 2nd Grade

OPB | Dec. 19, 2014 4:28 p.m. | Portland

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.

Education | Nation

Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

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.

Entertainment | Technology | Books | Education

Vocab-Intensive Tech For Toddlers Encourages 'Anytime, Anywhere Learning'

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.


Class Of 2025

The state of Oregon set a goal to have all of the class of 2025 graduate high school. OPB is following a group of kindergartners as they start their educational journey toward high school. In 2014, those students started second grade. These are some of their stories.

OPB | Sept. 11, 2014