Oregon Education Leaders Focus On Improving Teacher Training

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.

Education | Science | Nation

How Trauma Affects The Brain Of A Learner

NPR | June 15, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Science may be able to help schools combat the adverse effects of poverty.

Nation | Arts | Education

Can Student Journalists Ban 'Redskins' From Their School Paper?

NPR | May 06, 2014 1:33 a.m.

A Pennsylvania school board will decide this month whether students are allowed to ban "Redskins" from their paper. Student editors say it's a racist term and are ready to bring the case to court.

Education | News | Oregon

Beaverton's Westview High Places 2nd At National Science Bowl

OPB | May 02, 2014 1:56 p.m.

A team of students from Westview High School in Beaverton placed second in a national science competition. The event is hosted in Washington, D.C., by the U.S Department of Energy.

Nation | Education | Science

A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers

NPR | April 20, 2014 3:43 p.m.

Educators say the middle grades are a key time time to get kids jazzed about science, but many teachers say they lack the tools they need. In Chicago, a science museum is helping to fill the the gap.

Education | News | Oregon

Happy Sounds Of Music Echo From Divisive Arts Tax

OPB | April 03, 2014 6:30 a.m.

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.

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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