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.
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."
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.
OPB | Nov. 25, 2014 midnight
In some rural schools, providing just one meal a day -- hot lunch -- is now impossible.
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.
NPR | Dec. 01, 2014 5:49 a.m.
A new report argues that non-academic "skills for success" can and should be cultivated and assessed in older students.
OPB | Oct. 20, 2014 9:15 a.m.
Steve Beard, a science teacher at Thomas Edison High School in Portland, likes to use digital media to engage his students. Watch a video to learn more about Steve's approach in the classroom.
NPR | Dec. 01, 2014 10:46 a.m.
We began our series, 50 Great Teachers, with a look at Socrates. Which raised a question: Do educators focus enough on teaching students how to listen?
NPR | Nov. 21, 2014 10:30 a.m.
Many teachers still rely on this centuries-old calculating device to provide a hands-on approach to math.
NPR | Dec. 01, 2014 10:47 a.m.
For our 50 Great Teachers series, a panel of experts shares thoughts on great teaching: past, present, and future.
NPR | Dec. 01, 2014 10:45 a.m.
It's been 2,400 years since he taught his last class, but the teaching method Socrates created, and that bears his name, lives on today.