Kids & Family

Teachers Say New Standardized Tests Push Out Other Learning

OPB | March 19, 2015

"Testing 1-2-3," OPB's occasional series on standardized testing, examines questions raised about the amount of time new federally mandated Common Core tests take.

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New Warm Springs Academy Offers Lessons In Tribal Culture

OPB | March 17, 2015 1:47 p.m.

Last fall, a new school opened in Warm Springs. Now, tribal students can go to school on the reservation through eighth grade.

Education | Nation

Why Many Smart, Low-Income Students Don't Apply To Elite Schools

NPR | March 16, 2015 5:01 p.m.

A surprising number of academically gifted, low-income students are not applying to the Ivy league universities and selective colleges they're sure to get into.

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Arbitrator Sides With Teachers Union In PPS Schedule Dispute

OPB | March 11, 2015 7:15 a.m. | Portland

Oregon's largest school district has again  lost a debate with its teachers' union over its high school schedule.

Education | News

Oregon 3rd Graders Prepare For 'Smarter Balanced' Exams

OPB | March 5, 2015 6 a.m. | Portland

Testing is on the minds of public school students, teachers and parents as new standardized exams roll out this month. This first story in an occasional series called "Testing 1, 2, 3" takes a look at the youngest test takers — third graders.

Education | News

Oregon's College Grants Help Only 1 In 5 Poor Students

OPB | Feb. 24, 2015 7:29 a.m.

The Opportunity Grant is for very low-income college students to spend at the Oregon college or university of their choice. But its reach is limited.

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Oregon Schools Growing, Some Districts More Than Others

OPB | Feb. 4, 2015 5:27 p.m. | Portland

Oregon public school enrollment rose by a fraction of a percent, but a number of districts are seeing much faster growth than that.

Education | News

Oregon Teacher Of The Year In Conflict With His Employers

OPB | Feb. 17, 2015 4:58 p.m. | Portland

The 2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year was hoping to pressure his school district employers at a school board meeting  Tuesday night but the district canceled the meeting.

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Kate Brown On Education

OPB | Feb. 17, 2015 1 p.m. | Portland

Now that Kate Brown is rising from Oregon Secretary of State to Governor, Oregonians across the state are trying to get to know the state's top Democrat a little better.

Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum

OPB | Feb. 4, 2015 12:17 p.m.

This multidisciplinary resource, produced by OPB, provides everything a middle school or high school teacher needs to begin using photographs to engage students in deeper understanding and learning of a range of subjects from history to biology.

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Oregon's Graduation Rate: Unpacking The Numbers

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015 5:13 p.m. | Portland

A national report this week put Oregon last among states for its 2013 high school graduation rate. On paper, Oregon's 2014 graduation rate went up a few points.  What's happening on the ground is often a good news, bad news story.

Education | News

Oregon Graduation Rates Improving, But Still Need Work

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015 midnight | Portland

Oregon's graduation rates ticked up last year but they still show that nearly three in ten high school seniors fail to earn diplomas in four years.

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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 group of kindergartners as they start their educational journey toward high school. In 2014, those students started second grade. These are some of their stories.

OPB | Sept. 11, 2014