A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers

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.

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

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.

Featured: Class Of 2025

The state of Oregon set 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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