PSU Receives $24M Research Grant, Largest In School History

Portland State University announced the largest research grant in the school's history Wednesday.

Officials In Oregon - And Soon In Chicago - Face Dilemma On 'Smarter Balanced' Exams

OPB |Oct. 24, 2014 4:55 p.m.

Oregon's Board of Education discussed how high the bar should be set to pass new standardized exams: high to reflect college readiness or lower to avoid political "pushback."

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

NPR |Oct. 24, 2014 8:53 a.m.

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

Report Says UNC Grade-Boosting Scandal Involved Fake Classes

NPR |Oct. 23, 2014 1:51 p.m.

An independent investigation found that the school's Afro and Afro-American Studies Department used the "paper classes" to inflate grades for more than 3,000 students, nearly half of them athletes.

University Task Force Recommends Establishing New Sexual Violence Office

OPB |Oct. 23, 2014 6:45 a.m.

A University of Oregon task force on sexual violence put forward 23 recommendations at a university senate meeting Wednesday. 

The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon

NPR |Oct. 22, 2014 3:28 p.m.

Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.

UO Campaign Co-opts National Movement Against Sexual Assault

OPB |Oct. 22, 2014 10:59 a.m.

Only a month into the school year, the University of Oregon is making further strides to stop sexual assault and harassment on campus in a new campaign that targets bystanders.

The Short Shelf Life Of Urban School Superintendents

NPR |Oct. 21, 2014 6:20 a.m.

Do big-city chiefs like John Deasy, recently ousted from LA Unified, get enough time to make a difference?

Measure 87 Would Let Oregon Judges Teach For Pay

AP |Oct. 20, 2014 7:10 a.m.

Voters in Oregon are being asked this November to allow state judges to teach for pay at public colleges or serve in the National Guard.

The Secret Lives Of Teachers

NPR |Oct. 18, 2014 12:06 p.m.

Our new series looks at what teachers do when they're not teaching. Artist? Carpenter? Quidditch player? What's your secret life?

LA Schools Superintendent Steps Down, Defends Tenure

NPR |Oct. 17, 2014 7:12 a.m.

John Deasy's resignation, announced by LA Schools board on Thursday, comes after high-profile tussles with the teacher's union and a troubled initiative to get an iPad in every student's hand.

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