Legos, Marshmallow-Launchers Build Enthusiasm For STEM Curriculum

Marshmallow-launchers and Legos could be a part of the next generation's science, technology, engineering and math curricula.

Technology | Education | Business | Nation

Is Google's Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?

NPR | Aug. 26, 2014 8:55 a.m.

The tech giant launches new tools for teachers.

Education | Local | News

Will Growing Enrollment Force Portland To Reopen Neighborhood Schools?

OPB | Aug. 21, 2014 10:45 p.m.

The district is already looking to overhaul neighborhood school boundaries and policies governing where students can transfer. And now, a painful chapter of district history is resurfacing.

Education | Nation

A Tale Of Two Polls

NPR | Aug. 20, 2014 8:52 a.m.

Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.

Arts | Entertainment | Health | Education | Science | Nation

What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills

NPR | Aug. 26, 2014 5:54 a.m.

There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.

Education | Arts

A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming Sentences

NPR | Aug. 22, 2014 2:25 p.m.

Once a popular way to teach grammar, the practice of diagramming sentences has fallen out of favor.

Education | News

Summer Program Helps Young Refugees Navigate Public School

OPB | Aug. 01, 2014 6 a.m.

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.

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.

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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