Happy Sounds Of Music Echo From Divisive Arts Tax

Though Portland's arts tax has been battered by lawsuits, city council revisions and confusion, practically since it passed, money from the tax has begun flowing into area schools.

Nation | Education

Does Teaching Kids To Get 'Gritty' Help Them Get Ahead?

NPR | March 27, 2014 3 p.m.

Education circles are abuzz with a new concept: that resilience and persistence are just as important as intelligence to predicting student success and achievement. But can "grit" actually be taught?

Education | News | Oregon

State Officials Find Portland High Schools' Schedule Falls Short

OPB | March 13, 2014 3:57 p.m.

Oregon education officials ruled Thursday that the high school schedule at Portland Public Schools doesn't meet minimum rules for class time.

Education | Nation

Optional Essay And Other Changes Coming To The SAT

NPR | March 05, 2014 4:43 p.m.

Scores will return to 1,600, and there'll be no penalties if you answer something incorrectly. They are the first revisions to the college entrance exam since 2005.

Nation | Education

Should Kindergarteners Stop Finger Painting And Start Learning French?

NPR | March 04, 2014 11:16 a.m.

Teachers and parents are wondering how early is too early to focus on academics in school. This week's parenting panel looks how the classroom is changing for young children.

Education | Oregon

Portland Teacher Contract: Details Released Of Tentative Agreement

OPB | Feb. 24, 2014 3:07 p.m.

The Portland Association of Teachers provided details of a tentative agreement on Monday.

Education | News | Oregon

Teachers, PPS Announce Tentative Agreement

OPB | Feb. 18, 2014 5:17 p.m.

UPDATED: Portland teachers and administrators have agreed on a tentative agreement, clearing the way for approval of a new contract for teachers.

Nation | Technology | Education

A Push To Boost Computer Science Learning, Even At An Early Age

NPR | Feb. 23, 2014 9:11 a.m.

Some companies are trying to fill a void in public education by teaching kids programming basics.


Music Education For Creativity, Not A Tool For Test Scores

NPR | Feb. 18, 2014 2:14 p.m.

Advocates are pushing for the virtues of music education that can't be measured numerically.

Education | Oregon | Politics

Higher Tax Payments Expected To Bring Nearly $100M To Ore. Schools

OPB | Feb. 12, 2014 3:01 p.m.

Higher-than-expected property tax and other revenue should bring nearly $100 million more than predicted to Oregon schools.

Education | News | Oregon

Teachers And PPS Reach Agreement, Avert Strike

OPB | Feb. 18, 2014 8:43 a.m.

Teachers and administrators in Portland Public Schools reached a conceptual agreement this Tuesday to avert a first-ever teachers' strike in Oregon's largest district.

Featured: Class Of 2025

Oregon seat a goal to have all of the class of 2025 graduate high school. OPB is following a cohort of first graders from now until the year 2025.

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