The Short Shelf Life Of Urban School Superintendents

Do big-city chiefs like John Deasy, recently ousted from LA Unified, get enough time to make a difference?

Oregon Education Board Debates Uses Of Smarter Balanced Exam

OPB | Oct. 14, 2014 5:27 p.m.

The state plans to use the Smarter Balanced exams to answer high-stakes questions like "will this student get a diploma?" and "is this school improving?" Teacher evaluations and college placements are possibilities, too. 

Beaverton Cuts Middle School Suspensions, But Disparity Remains

OPB | Oct. 13, 2014 4:54 p.m.

Beaverton cut middle school suspensions by more than one-third, last school year. But Beaverton's Hispanic students receiving special education are far more likely to be suspended than other students.

Measure 87 Would Let Oregon Judges Teach For Pay

AP |Oct. 20, 2014 7:10 a.m.

Voters in Oregon are being asked this November to allow state judges to teach for pay at public colleges or serve in the National Guard.

The Secret Lives Of Teachers

NPR |Oct. 18, 2014 12:06 p.m.

Our new series looks at what teachers do when they're not teaching. Artist? Carpenter? Quidditch player? What's your secret life?

LA Schools Superintendent Steps Down, Defends Tenure

NPR |Oct. 17, 2014 7:12 a.m.

John Deasy's resignation, announced by LA Schools board on Thursday, comes after high-profile tussles with the teacher's union and a troubled initiative to get an iPad in every student's hand.

OSU Forestry Dean Salwasser Dies

OPB |Oct. 17, 2014 6:45 a.m.

Hal Salwasser was the former Dean of Oregon State's College of Forestry. OSU officials praised Salwasser for helping transition forestry programs from a logging focus to include more environmental concerns.

Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

NPR |Oct. 16, 2014 7:32 a.m.

A group of 28 law professors have written an open letter criticizing the university's new sexual assault policy, citing due process concerns and saying it gives victims more rights than the accused.

Oregon Education Chief Presses PPS On State-Required Compact

OPB |Oct. 15, 2014 5 p.m.

Portland Public Schools has drawn the ire of Oregon's top education official, because of how it has filled out a legal agreement with the state.

What Will Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Mean For Girls' Education?

NPR |Oct. 15, 2014 12:23 p.m.

Although important strides have been made, a children's rights expert says the world has a long way to go before Malala Yousafzai's vision of meaningful education for all is realized.

A New Credential For The Tech Industry

NPR |Oct. 15, 2014 10:25 a.m.

General Assembly, an alternative education program, announces a new set of credentials for software-related jobs.

Identifying The Worst Colleges In America

NPR |Oct. 14, 2014 12:22 p.m.

How better ratings can help students make better decisions.

How College Students Battled Textbook Publishers To A Draw, In 3 Graphs

NPR |Oct. 14, 2014 10:18 a.m.

The price of new textbooks has gone through the roof. But what students spend on books has barely budged.

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