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Is This The Beginning Of The End For The SAT and ACT?

NPR | July 28, 2015

George Washington University is the latest and one of the largest private universities to drop its admissions testing requirement.

The 'Swim Whisperer' Teaches Kids To Be Water-Safe

NPR | July 28, 2015

For 20 years, Conrad Cooper has been making children in LA water-safe by earning his young students' unwavering trust.

Portland Arts Tax Fails To Deliver On Some Ballot Promises

OPB | July 28, 2015

The Portland arts tax's biggest problem is simple: Not enough people are paying the $35.

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Education | Nation

The Toughest Job In Education? Maybe Not

NPR | July 27, 2015 3:50 p.m.

The assistant principal has a lot on her plate. But that job is where future school leaders come from. Some districts are trying to make sure APs get the training they need.

local | Education | News

UO Has 2nd-Best Fundraising Year Ever

The Register Guard | July 26, 2015 11:15 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

The University of Oregon received $214 million in donations in the fiscal year that ended June 30, its second-best fundraising year ever.

Education | Nation

What Do We Value More: Young Kids Or Fast Food?

NPR | July 25, 2015 5:03 a.m.

A study shows persistently low wages for early childhood education.

local | Education | News | Politics

Community College Funding Up, Possible Formula Changes Coming

OPB | July 24, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's community colleges are seeing double-digit funding increases for the upcoming school year.

Education | Nation

The Test That Can Look Into A Child's (Reading) Future

NPR | July 23, 2015 11:19 a.m.

Researchers say they've come up with a 30-minute test that can predict a child's language skill and diagnose learning disabilities.

Education | Nation

What The College Kids Are Reading

NPR | July 23, 2015 9:20 a.m.

A look at the books schools around the country have assigned to incoming freshmen.

local | Education | News

University Of Portland Plans New Campus Dorm

Pamplin Media Group | July 22, 2015 1:15 p.m. | PORTLAND, Ore.

It will be the 12th new or renovated campus facility to be completed since 2009.

Education | Nation

How The Big New Education Law Could Cut Testing Time

NPR | July 22, 2015 8:36 a.m.

Several Senate amendments aim a weed-whacker at the thicket of standardized tests.

World | Education | Nation

They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years

NPR | July 21, 2015 11:47 a.m.

America's top math students went head-to-head with competitors from more than 100 countries — and they won. "If you can even solve one question," their head coach says, "you're a bit of a genius."

Education | Recreation | Teachers | Communities | NW Life | Family | Food | News | Business | Health | Entertainment | Nation

5 Melancholy Think Out Loud Stories From The Week

OPB | July 17, 2015 4:08 p.m.

Sometimes Think Out Loud guests and callers tell us about things that make them happy. Other times, not so much. Here are five moments of melancholy from the show this week.


Class Of 2025

Class Of 2025 | May 22, 2014

Back to school time and our Class of 2025 students have moved on to second grade. Follow their progress.

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