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.

Education | News

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.

Education | Food | Nation | Health

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.


What Every School Can Learn From Preschools

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.


Portland Teacher Recognized as PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

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.

Education | Nation

Pythagoras' iPhone: Is Listening A Lost Classroom Art?

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?

Education | Nation

Tools Of The Trade: The Abacus

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.

Education | Nation

5 Great Teachers On What Makes A Great Teacher

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.

Education | Nation

50 Great Teachers: Socrates, The Ancient World's Teaching Superstar

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.

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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