Summer Program Helps Young Refugees Navigate Public School

For children from a different culture, navigating American schools can be a big learning curve. A summer program for Oregon's newest young residents helps them acclimate to public school.

Reynolds High School Getting Overhaul, Memorial Planned

OPB | July 28, 2014 2:06 p.m.

The site of last month's deadly school shooting in Troutdale is getting an overhaul.

Entertainment | Education | Science | Nation

Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

NPR | July 26, 2014 6:08 a.m.

A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."

Education | Local | Teachers

PPS Falls Short On Minority Hiring In Every Category

OPB | July 21, 2014 12:06 a.m.

Portland Public Schools has fallen short of its minority hiring goals in every staffing category.

Education | News | Local

Oregon Schools Fall Short Of Minority Teacher Goals

OPB | July 11, 2014 5:08 p.m.

Oregon schools were supposed to increase minority representation in the teaching ranks by 10 percent. Instead, the proportion has barely changed since 2012.

Education | News | Local

Oregon Education Leaders Focus On Improving Teacher Training

OPB | July 03, 2014 10:18 a.m.

This summer in Oregon, education leaders brought together teaching professors and school officials to focus on  improving teacher training.


What We Don't Know About Summer School

NPR | July 07, 2014 7:01 a.m.

Lots of kids spend part of their vacation at summer school, but there is very little information about what works.


Explore The Past With Time Team America

OPB | June 25, 2014 1:30 p.m.

In addition to four new episodes this season, Time Team America has an interactive website full of resources for parents, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about archaeology and the sciences that support it.

Schools Grapple With Linking Student Test Scores To Teacher Evaluations

OPB | June 27, 2014 5:15 p.m.

The federal Department of Education wants states to use student scores from standardized tests to help evaluate teachers. What does that mean for educators in Oregon?

Technology | Education

iPads In Special Ed: What Does The Research Say?

NPR | June 13, 2014 10:36 a.m.

There's 8 million iPads in the classroom, but only a few thousand studies of their effectiveness.

Technology | Education | Business | Nation

Can Schools Solve The Tech Industry's Pipeline Problem?

NPR | June 16, 2014 5:13 p.m.

It might be time to change the message on STEM.

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 of first graders 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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