True Or False? Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor

Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools?

Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty

NPR |Jan. 31, 2015 11:16 a.m.

Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.

OSU Plans New Science Facilities

OPB |Jan. 30, 2015 4:13 p.m.

Oregon State University's president followed up the school's billion dollar fundraising campaign Friday, with ambitious plans for the future.

OSU Disappointed By Attention To Pornographic Library Film

AP |Jan. 30, 2015 7:56 a.m.

An Oregon State University spokesman says he's received calls from national media about the 19-year-old woman accused of recording an adult film in the main campus library.

University Re-Imagines Town And Gown Relationship In Philadelphia

NPR |Jan. 30, 2015 7:07 a.m.

Drexel University is taking a hands-on approach to redeveloping one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods with a new center designed to serve not just students but mainly local residents.

Oregon's Graduation Rate: Unpacking The Numbers

OPB |Jan. 29, 2015 5:13 p.m.

A national report this week put Oregon last among states for its 2013 high school graduation rate. On paper, Oregon's 2014 graduation rate went up a few points.  What's happening on the ground is often a good news, bad news story.

Dartmouth Bans Hard Liquor On Campus

NPR |Jan. 29, 2015 3:34 p.m.

The Ivy League school is also introducing a mandatory four-year sexual violence prevention and education program for students. The steps are part of efforts to reform social life at the college.

Girls Get Good Grades But Still Need Help. As For Boys ... SOS!

NPR |Jan. 29, 2015 12:42 p.m.

A study shows that girls do better in math, science and reading than boys in just about every country. So boys clearly need help to success in school. But so do girls.

U of O: Illegally Released Presidential Records Returned

AP |Jan. 29, 2015 7:52 a.m.

The University of Oregon economics professor widely believed to have gotten them from the university archives, Bill Harbaugh, acknowledged that he had obtained them, and had given them back.

Obama's Budget Would Undo Broad, Automatic Cuts Made In 2013

NPR |Jan. 29, 2015 6:07 a.m.

The across-the-board spending cuts made in 2013, known as the sequester, reduced defense and domestic budgets by hundreds of millions each. Republicans are expected to fiercely defend that plan.

Oregon Graduation Rates Improving, But Still Need Work

OPB |Jan. 29, 2015 midnight

Oregon's graduation rates ticked up last year but they still show that nearly three in ten high school seniors fail to earn diplomas in four years.

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