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How Teachers Can Help 'Quiet Kids' Tap Their Superpowers

NPR | July 06, 2016

Remember that quiet kid in class who never spoke up? In New York, teachers are learning how to make sure the ideas of introverts don't get overlooked.

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Education | Nation

The Problem With Teaching Preschool Teachers

NPR | June 22, 2016 12:30 p.m.

A new report suggests that many preschool teachers aren't getting the training they need to help students excel.

News | Education | Health | local | Lead In The Water

Oregon Schools' Summer Guests: Lead Contractors

OPB | July 12, 2016 6 a.m. | Beaverton, Oregon

Hundreds of schools in the Northwest are getting tested for lead in drinking water this summer.

World | Education

British Schools May Make Their Uniforms Gender Neutral

PRI's The World | July 8, 2016 11:02 a.m.

Many schools across the United Kingdom adopted gender neutral uniform policies — meaning students can wear whatever part of the school uniform they feel comfortable with.

Education | Nation | Economy | Business

Why High School Students Need More Than College Prep

NPR | Aug. 1, 2016 6:25 a.m.

For nearly 70 years, one of the nation's largest student organizations has hammered home this message - teenagers need job skills whether they're headed to college or not. And students are listening.

News | Education | Health | local | Lead In The Water

Portland Teacher Requires Medical Attention After Lead Testing

OPB | June 20, 2016 7 p.m. | Portland

Two teachers showed elevated lead levels and both have ties to the same school in North Portland.

Education | Nation

After 25 Years, What's Next For Charter Schools?

NPR | June 28, 2016 1:19 p.m.

Ted Kolderie, often called the "godfather" of the charter school movement, has a new book out. He says the lack of innovation in how teachers teach and students learn is stifling school reform.


Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon set a goal to have graduate 100 percent of students in the class of 2025. OPB has followed a group of students from kindergarten as they start their educational journey toward high school. Third grade is almost over for the Class of 2025. These are some of their stories.