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A History Lesson: When Math Was Taboo

NPR | July 23, 2016

When Houman Harouni's students asked why they have to study math, he looked to ancient history for answers.

The U.N.'s Rundown Of Some Of The World's Biggest Problems

NPR | July 23, 2016

Did you know? Half the world breathes in polluted air. 11 more global facts here:

From Mozart To Mr. Rogers: Literacy, Music And The Brain

NPR | July 22, 2016

A test that can flag struggling readers before they're old enough to read and the power of music to help a child hear language. A literacy two-fer from the NPR Ed Team.

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University Of Idaho To Offer "Pokemon Go" Class

AP | July 22, 2016 9:45 a.m. | Moscow, Idaho

The University of Idaho says it will offer a new class this fall using "Pokemon Go" to teach students about leading active lifestyles, teamwork and exploring their communities.

Nation | Education

Beyond Integration: How Teachers Can Encourage Cross-Racial Friendships

NPR | July 22, 2016 8:23 a.m.

As kids grow older, they grow less likely to maintain or build relationships with friends of different races. A new study shows teachers can have a surprising effect on changing that.

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Portland School Board Faces Daunting Task Of Quickly Replacing Carole Smith

OPB | July 21, 2016 5:16 p.m. | Portland

Portland school board members face divided opinions and a tight timeline to hire an interim superintendent.

Nation | Education

3 Challenges As Hands-On, DIY Culture Moves Into Schools

NPR | July 21, 2016 10:45 a.m.

Creative and fun "maker spaces" are popping up in more schools. But administrators and teachers face big hurdles if they want them to be a sustainable part of the curriculum.

Nation | Education

Prep School Faces Accusations Of Chronic Mishandling Of Sexual Assault Cases

NPR | July 21, 2016 7:13 a.m.

Administrators at Phillips Exeter Academy agree that they should not have handled a case of alleged assault by requiring the accused student to bake and deliver bread to his alleged victim.

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Watch Live: Cruz, Pence Slated To Speak At RNC

OPB | July 20, 2016 5:05 p.m.

Vice presidential candidate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Sen. Ted Cruz top the bill at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, following a day of sometimes contentious protests.

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Portland Schools Moving Quickly To Fill Administrative Vacancies

OPB | July 20, 2016 2:21 p.m. | Portland

Carole Smith announced she was stepping down as Portland Public Schools superintendent Monday. School board members will start discussing next steps at a meeting tonight. 

Nation | Election | Education | Politics | News | Election 2016

What Did Mike Pence Do For Indiana Schools As Governor? Here's A Look

NPR | July 20, 2016 5:05 a.m.

Many people seem confused about Republican nominee Donald Trump's education platform. So, let's take a dive into his running mate's record on education in his four years as governor of Indiana.

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Washington Schools Chief Sues Districts Over Funding

AP | July 19, 2016 1:42 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn says seven districts are illegally using local property tax levies to supplement employee salaries that should by paid out of the state budget.

Nation | Education

A Harsh Critique Of Federally Funded Pre-K

NPR | July 19, 2016 1:07 p.m.

A researcher warns against expanding pre-K programs where kids spend a quarter of the day waiting in line.


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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