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Bend Opens 2 New Schools Amid Growing Population

OPB | Sept. 04, 2015

As Bend continues to grow, so too grows the number of school children in the Bend-La Pine School District.

This Teacher Wants To Excite Your Inner Scientist

NPR | Sept. 03, 2015

Ainissa Ramirez used to be an associate professor at Yale in Materials Science. Now she's taking her "science evangelism" out on the road.

More Oregon Students Taking AP Exams, Fewer Taking SAT

OPB | Sept. 03, 2015

Between 2011 and 2015, seven percent fewer students took the SAT. But over the same period, 23 percent more high schoolers took AP tests.

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Education | Nation

Why Are Colleges Really Going Test-Optional?

NPR | Sept. 3, 2015 10:33 a.m.

George Washington University recently announced it would no longer require applicants to submit SAT scores, hoping to improve campus diversity. But does going test-optional actually do that?

News | Education | local

Oregon Has A Major Problem With Absent Students

OPB | Sept. 2, 2015 4:18 p.m. | Portland

In Oregon, 24 percent of eighth graders missed at least three days a month. Twenty-two percent of fourth graders missed school at least that often. The national average is 20 percent for both grades.

Nation | Education | Business | Economy

Back To School? Back To The Piggy Bank

NPR | Sept. 1, 2015 5:31 p.m.

So your kid is off to college. You've spent months navigating the financial aid process and meticulously budgeted for all sorts of out-of-pocket expenses ... or so you thought.

News | NW Life | Education | Greetings From The Northwest: Back To School

Why Is Oregon's Graduation Rate So Low?

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

OPB talked with a wide-range of Oregonians — from a parent to the governor — to explore why the state's graduation rate is so low.

Arts | Education | Music | Greetings From The Northwest: Back To School

Oregon's Great Jazz Teacher On Education And Race

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Thara Memory sits down for a wide-ranging — and at times feisty — conversation on race, education and jazz.

NW Life | Education | Greetings From The Northwest: Back To School

7 Educational Stops For Your Next Oregon Road Trip

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Have plans to travel across the state? Check out our seven pit stops for learning something while you're on the road.

NW Life | Education | Music | Greetings From The Northwest: Back To School

opbmusic Playlist: Teachers Who Shred

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Vampire Weekend, Sheryl Crow and Queen are just a couple of artists highlighted on OPB Music's playlist of current and former teachers who rock.

NW Life | Education

Northwest Back-To-School Photos, Then And Now

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Help us build a Northwest back-to-school photo gallery.

Education | History | Greetings From The Northwest: Back To School

Can You Pass Our Oregon History Test?

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

We created an Oregon history pop quiz — can you pass?

NW Life | Education | Greetings From The Northwest: Back To School

College Inside Prison Offers Oregon Inmates Hope

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Go inside the Oregon State Penitentiary to find out about how college courses are affecting inmates.

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