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Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named

NPR | Dec. 03, 2016

Many parents and teachers report that schools won't use the word dyslexia. Why might this be? And what is the Department of Education doing about it?

Does Your State Provide Good Data On Your Schools? Probably Not

NPR | Dec. 03, 2016

Searching for information on your state's schools can be a real challenge, according to a new report from the Data Quality Campaign.

This Week In Race: Dog Whistles, Dreamers And Dead Dictators

NPR | Dec. 02, 2016

Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week.

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Oregon Releases Plan To Confront 'Chronic Absenteeism' In School

OPB | Dec. 2, 2016 3:03 p.m. | Portland

The underlying problem seems obvious: kids don't learn if they're not coming to school. A new  “Chronic Absenteeism Report” responds to a law Oregon passed earlier this year.


How Science Is Rewiring The Dyslexic Brain

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 8:40 a.m.

Scientists are exploring how human brains learn to read - and discovering new ways that brains with dyslexia can learn to cope.

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Raising A Child With Dyslexia: 3 Things Parents Can Do

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 8:40 a.m.

Dyslexia is a reading problem, but its influence can be felt far beyond the classroom. It often disrupts home life, making dinnertime and bedtime a struggle.

Education | Science | Nation

Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 8:39 a.m.

It's the most common learning disability, yet it's still hard to answer the question: What is it? An NPR reporter who has dyslexia talks with other people — young and old — in search of answers.

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University Leaders, Gov. Brown Dissatisfied With Higher Ed Budget

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 6:30 p.m. | Portland

The governor's proposed budget keeps funding flat for higher education in Oregon. University presidents want more, and Gov. Kate Brown calls it "unacceptable."

Education | Nation

These States Allow Teachers And Staff To Hit Students

NPR | Dec. 1, 2016 11:13 a.m.

Fifteen states allow corporal punishment in school. Another seven don't prohibit it. Curious if you live in one of them? We built a map.

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Is College Worth It? Recent Grads Share Their Experiences

NPR | Nov. 30, 2016 11:18 p.m.

It turns out they're all satisfied customers. And among the most important subjects they report learning a lot about was themselves — reconciling their plans and dreams with real life.

Education | Health | Nation

When The Students On Campus Have Kids Of Their Own

NPR | Nov. 30, 2016 3:30 p.m.

There are more than 2 million single parents enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. Some schools, like Wilson College in Pennsylvania, have figured out what it takes to help them succeed.

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Oregon Universities Try 'Instant' Admissions To Land High School Seniors

OPB | Nov. 30, 2016 3:30 p.m. | Portland

How to recruit busy, impatient teenagers to your college? Four Oregon universities are giving immediate admissions decisions to high school seniors.

Education | Science | Nation

6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education

NPR | Nov. 29, 2016 8:09 a.m.

Kids are showing reading gains in dual-language classrooms. There may be underlying brain advantages at work.


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.

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