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.
President Obama's goal of "free community college" has spurred a debate over how to help more people afford higher education.
Dozens of Portland parents and teachers called on other parents Tuesday to say "no" to new standardized tests that are rolling out next month.
Blocks provide an excellent platform for parents and children to engage with one another
Oregon public school enrollment rose by a fraction of a percent, but a number of districts are seeing much faster growth than that.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.