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Live Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016

NPR reporters and editors are live annotating Monday night's debate. Read the latest fact check, analysis and context here.

How Native Students Can Succeed In College: 'Be As Tough As The Land That Made You'

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016

Native Americans make up less than 1 percent of students in college. Many say they feel invisible, without access to elite campuses. One program helps them leverage their heritage and identity.

Former Portland State University President Bernstine Dies

OPB | Sept. 26, 2016

Bernstine was PSU’s first and only African-American president, serving during a time of rapid change at the university, and in Portland, from 1997 to 2007. 

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Education | Nation

Shaken By Economic Change, 'Non-Traditional' Students Are Becoming The New Normal

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 10:09 a.m.

The massive growth in the adult student population in America's colleges and universities — one quarter of all college students are over the age of 30 — is changing the higher ed landscape.

Education | World

A Harrowing, Mountain-Scaling Commute For Chinese Schoolkids

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 8:38 a.m.

To get to school, the children must trek as many as four hours up and down a 2,600-ft. mountainside, relying on rickety ladders. Their families see their education as a way out of poverty.

Education | News | Politics | Nation | Election 2016

Donald Trump's Plan For America's Schools

NPR | Sept. 25, 2016 3 a.m.

More choice, no Common Core, and a gutting of the U.S. Education Department.

Education | Nation | Election

Hillary Clinton's Plan For America's Students

NPR | Sept. 25, 2016 3 a.m.

In advance of the first debate, a rundown of the Democratic presidential candidate's positions.

Education | Health | Nation

How Domestic Violence In One Home Affects Every Child In A Class

NPR | Sept. 24, 2016 3:49 p.m.

New data shows violence in the home hinders the academic performance of their classmates, too. Reporting domestic violence makes a big difference.

Education | Nation

For Students In Tulsa, Pain Frames Conversation About Crutcher

NPR | Sept. 24, 2016 10:19 a.m.

Rebecca Lee teaches in Tulsa. Lee has been talking with students about their feelings after Terence Crutcher, whose daughter attends her school, was shot to death. She shared them publicly online.

Education | local | Health | News | Lead In The Water

Oregon Lawmakers Approve School Lead Testing Money

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 3:24 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's legislative emergency board approved reimbursing school districts for costs to test drinking water for lead.

Education | Economy | Business | Nation

Harvard University Endowment Posts 2 Percent Loss On Investments

NPR | Sept. 23, 2016 2:27 p.m.

The nation's largest university endowment is underperforming and faces challenges due to churning leadership and a questionable investment strategy.

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Eugene NAACP Leader Calls For Renaming UO's Deady Hall

The Register-Guard | Sept. 23, 2016 1:12 p.m.

Eugene-Springfield NAACP President Eric Richardson weighed in this week in favor of removing Matthew Deady’s name from the oldest building on the University of Oregon campus.

Education | local | Politics | News

Ahead Of UCC Shooting Anniversary, Group Issues Safety Recommendations

OPB | Sept. 22, 2016 4:06 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

A work group that's looking at ways to improve safety on college campuses issued its draft recommendations to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Thursday.

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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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