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At DeVos' Senate Hearing, Questions Of Choice, Charters, 'Other Options'

NPR | Jan. 18, 2017

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, faces her Senate confirmation hearing.

More People Over 60 Are Struggling To Pay Off Student Loans, Report Finds

NPR | Jan. 17, 2017

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found the number of people over 60 with student loan debt has quadrupled in the past decade. Most loans were taken out on behalf of a child or grandchild.

Coos Bay School District Scores Highest On Oregon's South Coast For College Preparedness

Coos Bay World | Jan. 17, 2017

The Coos Bay School District ranks above the state average in students taking advantage of college opportunities.

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Nation | Education

5 Things To Look For In Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing

NPR | Jan. 17, 2017 8:42 a.m.

Donald Trump's nominee for Education Secretary faces tough questions as her Senate confirmation hearings start today.

Nation | Education

A Former Education Secretary's Advice For Betsy DeVos

NPR | Jan. 16, 2017 4:27 p.m.

Margaret Spellings was Secretary of Education under George W. Bush. She says Donald Trump's ambivalence about the federal role in education raises interesting questions.

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OHSU Research Suggests New Way Of Treating Chronic Pain With Cannabis

OPB | Jan. 16, 2017 10:26 a.m. | Portland

Almost 30 percent of Americans will experience chronic pain in their lifetime, and opioids used to reduce that pain have proved highly addictive for many. A study out of OHSU suggests a new way of treating chronic pain with marijuana.

Nation | Education

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work

NPR | Jan. 14, 2017 5:56 a.m.

Some of the most popular ideas in education aren't necessarily the best fixes.

Nation | Education

Obama's Impact On America's Schools

NPR | Jan. 13, 2017 12:50 p.m.

After eight years in office, his list of accomplishments is as long as it is controversial.


For Pacific Northwest Teachers, Too Many Snow Days Slows Learning

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017 11:21 a.m. | Portland

OPB "Morning Edition" host Geoff Norcross talked to Angela Landy, an English teacher at David Douglas High School in East Portland, about what all this lost classroom time means.  

Nation | Education

School Graduation Rates Are Deceiving. Here Are 7 Things That Would Help

NPR | Jan. 12, 2017 10:44 a.m.

High school graduation rates are improving, but an investigation into the numbers shows some of that is due to quick fixes. Policy experts respond with their suggestions for real progress.

Nation | World | Education

Study Shows The U.S. Attracts An Elite Muslim And Hindu Population

NPR | Jan. 12, 2017 6:56 a.m.

The Pew Research Center says Hindus and Muslims who have migrated recently to the U.S. are especially well-educated — in stark contrast to the schooling levels of those populations worldwide.

Nation | Education

Supreme Court Considers How Schools Support Students With Disabilities

NPR | Jan. 11, 2017 3:26 p.m.

A Colorado case is a test of what public schools must do in designing an individual education plan for children with disabilities.


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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