Charter Schools, Money And Test Scores

The University of Arkansas says charters produce a better return on investment. Let's take a closer look.

PPS Falls Short On Minority Hiring In Every Category

OPB | July 21, 2014 12:06 a.m.

Portland Public Schools has fallen short of its minority hiring goals in every staffing category.

Oregon Schools Fall Short Of Minority Teacher Goals

OPB | July 11, 2014 5:08 p.m.

Oregon schools were supposed to increase minority representation in the teaching ranks by 10 percent. Instead, the proportion has barely changed since 2012.

Oregon Educators Prioritize Bilingual Education

OPB | July 11, 2014 4:08 p.m.

Oregon is looking to meet the demand for bilingual educators.  One place to do that is in the state's dual-language programs.

Oregon Education Leaders Focus On Improving Teacher Training

OPB | July 03, 2014 10:18 a.m.

This summer in Oregon, education leaders brought together teaching professors and school officials to focus on  improving teacher training.

President, Photographer, Police Officer, Dad: What Kids In The Class Of 2025 Want To Be When They Grow Up

OPB | June 24, 2014 11:06 a.m.

Members of the Class of 2025 tell OPB what they want to be when they grow up.

How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi

NPR | July 22, 2014 3:02 p.m.

Fifty percent off? That doesn't sound like such a good deal for sushi or a college degree. We ask some economists: Why not?

Batkid Is Back In Upcoming Documentary

OPB | July 22, 2014 11:30 a.m.

You don’t have to be a comic book fanatic to get excited about the upcoming "Batkid Begins" movie.

High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health

NPR | July 21, 2014 1:47 p.m.

People who graduate from high school are healthier than people who drop out. To find out why, researchers looked at whether students who got into top charter schools were avoiding health risks.

Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

NPR | July 21, 2014 7:07 a.m.

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

Top Stories: Former Gov. Vic Atiyeh Remembered, PPS Falls Short Of Minority Hiring Goals

OPB | July 21, 2014 6:56 a.m.

Headlines for Monday, July 21: Former Gov. Vic Atiyeh died Sunday night in Portland, PPS fell short of its minority hiring goals in every staffing category, nearly 7,000 firefighters and personnel are in Washington and Oregon to battle some 20 wildfires and more.

A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment

NPR | July 21, 2014 6:52 a.m.

Youth joblessness remains remarkably high across the country, threatening long-term trouble for young people's career trajectories, earning potential and the overall health of the economy.

In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

NPR | July 21, 2014 6:48 a.m.

Can year-round school spell the end of the "summer slide" for disadvantaged kids?

Girls-Only Robotics Camp Attracts the Next Generation's Engineers

OPB | July 18, 2014 12:23 p.m.

A Portland robotics program is tackling the gender gap in the sciences by offering an exclusive program for young women, with the ultimate goal to attract more female students to the robotics field. 

Q&A: Designing Playful Learning Spaces

NPR | July 18, 2014 11:40 a.m.

An exhibit designer at the Boston Children's Museum says kids are 'natural scientists,' and she wants to create experiences that cater to that.

Portland Tribune: Reed College Won't Divest Fossil Fuel Holdings

Pamplin Media Group | July 17, 2014 6:39 a.m.

Reed College's Board of Trustees has decided against selling off the college endowment's investments in fossil fuels, as requested by climate change activists in the campus group Fossil Free Reed.

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