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'I Was So Broken': 14 Years In Oregon's Foster Care System

OPB | Aug. 26, 2016

An Oregon woman shares the story of her tormented path through the state's child welfare system.

Portland Public Schools Clear Gardens For Consumption

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016

Discussions between Portland Public Schools and the Oregon Health Authority reverse the school district's earlier warning to avoid produce from gardens on school property.

The 50 Most Segregating School Borders In America

NPR | Aug. 25, 2016

Detroit and Birmingham top a new, national list of school district boundaries that separate the Haves from the Have Nots.

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University Of Chicago Tells Freshmen It Does Not Support 'Trigger Warnings'

NPR | Aug. 27, 2016 3:34 a.m.

The university alerted incoming students in a welcome letter that they will not be shielded from ideas or materials they may find harmful, but it's not barring individual professors from doing so.

Nation | Education

When 'The Talk' Is In Sign Language, There Is Clarity And Confusion

NPR | Aug. 25, 2016 11:06 a.m.

Talking about sex is awkward, but it can be especially difficult for instructors of deaf students. They're trying to turn that cringe-worthy conversation into something more comfortable.

Nation | Education

Parsing The 'Free' In Free Community College

NPR | Aug. 25, 2016 11:06 a.m.

A new report shows that covering tuition for community college means very different things in different states.

Nation | Education

Research On Tulsa's Head Start Program Finds Lasting Gains

NPR | Aug. 25, 2016 11:05 a.m.

Deborah Phillips at Georgetown University has spent more than a decade studying preschool programs in Oklahoma. Her latest research found strong gains in some areas, but slow progress in others.

NW Life | Nation | News | Arts | Education

Portland Schools Expanding Music Options For Bus Drivers

AP | Aug. 25, 2016 9:36 a.m.

The district drew criticism from some parents after a March directive limited drivers to radio stations that played pop, country and jazz. The district banned talk radio, religious stations and rap music, the latter of which led to allegations of racism.

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Salem-Keizer School District Finds Lead-Tainted Water At More Schools

Statesman Journal | Aug. 25, 2016 8:54 a.m.

The district found lead in at least one tap in five additional schools over the past week, bringing the total to 13 of 25 schools where testing has been completed.

Nation | Education

Down With Homework: Teacher's Viral Note Tells Of Growing Attitude

NPR | Aug. 24, 2016 6:21 p.m.

Second-grade teacher Brandy Young announced the policy to parents this month. Her stance is one being taken by more and more educators.

News | local | Education

Oregon High Schoolers' ACT Scores Show Improvement

AP | Aug. 24, 2016 12:26 p.m. | Portland

Thirty-two percent of Oregon ACT-takers showed they were ready for college across all four subjects, slightly better than the previous graduating class.

Business | Nation | Education

NLRB Rules Graduate Students Are Employees With The Right To Unionize

NPR | Aug. 23, 2016 5:31 p.m.

The 3-1 decision by the National Labor Relations Board reverses a 2004 ruling and opens the door to union drives at private universities across the country.

Nation | Education

Stanford Bans Hard Liquor From On-Campus Parties, Limits Bottle Sizes

NPR | Aug. 23, 2016 11:58 a.m.

The change in policy, following a high-profile sexual assault, was swiftly criticized by those who believe it focuses on the wrong issue.


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.

OPB | May 01, 2015

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