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What If Students Could Fire Their Professors?

NPR | April 26, 2015

A bill in the Iowa state Senate would rate and fire professors based solely on student evaluations. Research suggests that's not such a good idea.

Washington Schools Chief Warns Test Refusals Could Bring Funding Loss, Investigations

OPB | April 24, 2015

At one Seattle high school, every student expected to take the test, refused.  Superintendent Dorn suspects teachers are part of a "stealth campaign" against the exams.

Uncomfortable Conversations: Talking About Race In The Classroom

NPR | April 24, 2015

H. Richard Milner's new book helps educators understand how to incorporate talk of race, class and inequality into their classroom lessons.

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World | Education

She Got 80,000 Girls To Attend School And Won A $1.25 Million Prize

NPR | April 24, 2015 8:07 a.m.

She ran away to an ashram to heal from an abusive childhood. She used the Yellow Pages to pick a new career. Then a harsh encounter in an Indian village inspired her to found a group to educate girls.

Education | Health

How Can Kids Help Parents Manage Their Family?

NPR | April 24, 2015 6:49 a.m.

Parents help their kids manage their lives. But according to Bruce Feiler, it can work the other way around. It just takes a little insight, drawn from Japanese computer programming principles.

News | Education | local

Portland Tech Companies Host High Schoolers Interested In Coding

OPB | April 23, 2015 5:08 p.m. | Portland

Metal Toad Media and Jive Software opened their doors to a group of high school students Thursday as part of an effort to grow the city's talent pool of future coders.

News | Education | Politics

Ore. Governor Reappoints Trustees To University Boards

AP | April 23, 2015 9:02 a.m.

Gov. Kate Brown is re-appointing 21 people to the year-old governing boards of Oregon's three largest universities.

Environment | News | Energy | Education | Transportation

Washington School Board Expresses Concern About Oil Trains

AP | April 23, 2015 8:49 a.m.

The Mount Vernon School Board on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution calling for additional safety measures for crude oil transport through its school district and Skagit County.

Education | Nation

To Get More Students Through College, Give Them Fewer Choices

NPR | April 23, 2015 8:18 a.m.

A new book recommends simplifying community college pathways to help more students graduate.

News | Education

OSU Professor Among Heinz Awards Winners

AP | April 23, 2015 7:19 a.m.

Oregon State University professor Aaron Wolf won a Heinz Award for public policy.

News | Education

Heinz Awards Honors 6 For Solving Critical Human Issues

AP | April 23, 2015 7:19 a.m.

Oregon State University professor Aaron Wolf won a Heinz Award for public policy.

Education | Nation

Anti-Test 'Opt-Out' Movement Makes A Wave In New York State

NPR | April 23, 2015 6:25 a.m.

Activists say that about 175,000 students refused to take federally mandated tests last week.

Environment | Politics | Education | Health | News | local

Bill Clears Oregon House To Remove Styrofoam From School Lunchrooms

OPB | April 22, 2015 5:17 p.m. | Portland

Lawmakers voted 47 to 10 to phase out plastic foam by 2021. School districts that aren't sure they can make that deadline can get state permission to take longer, and they can keep using the material if they recycle it.  

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