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Chicago Mayor's Plan To Update H.S. Graduation Has A Fatal Flaw

NPR | April 24, 2017

The mayor's mention of "like you do with your children," raises questions about his grasp of his school district's largest student and parent constituency — African-Americans and Latinos.

His Teacher Told Him He Wouldn't Go To College, Then He Did

NPR | April 24, 2017

African-American students with disabilities are disciplined far more and graduate far less than their counterparts, researchers say. What needs to change to help more succeed?

A Theory To Better Understand Diversity, And Who Really Benefits

NPR | April 24, 2017

The business model for diversity teaches students about cultural preferences and how to avoid offense, but it is ill-equipped to unpack social group power dynamics.

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Student Loans: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

NPR | April 23, 2017 5:07 a.m.

Is trade school the ticket? Does the middle class have the worst debt woes? Listeners weigh in with burning student loan questions.

Nation | Education

DeVos Meets With A Key Union Leader; The Supreme Court Hears A Voucher-Related Case

NPR | April 22, 2017 3 a.m.

The Education Secretary tours schools with the head of the American Federation of Teachers, the controversy over Ann Coulter at UC Berkeley, and other highlights from the week in education.

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Nature Time Improves Your Well-Being, Says OSU Study

OPB | April 21, 2017 3:17 p.m. | Terrebonne, Oregon

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that people who spend time in nature feel greater life satisfaction.

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Beaverton Proposes Cuts To Teachers, Spending On New Schools

OPB | April 21, 2017 2:03 p.m. | Portland

Beaverton anticipates a $15 million budget hole, but hopes to avoid laying off teachers.

Nation | Education

Educators On A Hot Topic: Global Warming 101

NPR | April 21, 2017 9:42 a.m.

Thousands of people will participate in Saturday's march. We reached out to three experts on teaching and climate change to find out how the event — and its aftermath — can help engage young people.

Politics | News | Education | local

Oregon Measure 98's Future Clouded By Funding Shortfall

OPB | April 20, 2017 2:13 p.m. | Portland

Voters easily passed Measure 98 last November to bolster career education and other programs. Paying for it is proving difficult.

Nation | Education

This Islamic School Helps Students Build Their American And Muslim Identity

NPR | April 20, 2017 8:15 a.m.

The Al Fatih Academy in Virginia is one of about 270 Islamic schools in the U.S. The staff aim to give their students a well-rounded education and promote civic awareness.

Nation | Education

Down With 8 A.M. Classes: Undergrads Learn Better Later In The Day, Study Finds

NPR | April 19, 2017 4:10 a.m.

A recent study shows that college classes start too early for students' brains to be functioning at their best. Does that mean that high schools and middle schools also start too early?

Politics | Education | local

Washington State Lawmakers At Odds Over School Funding

Northwest News Network | April 18, 2017 6:15 p.m.

Washington state Senate Republicans and House Democrats are at loggerheads over how to fund schools.

Education | Technology | World

Tech Is Dominating Efforts To Educate Syrian Refugees

NPR | April 18, 2017 11:24 a.m.

Half of private donors to Syrian students are funding educational technology, says a new report.


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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