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Reed, Oregon Institute Of Technology Considered State's 'Best Value' Colleges

OPB | March 30, 2015

Two very different Oregon colleges rated high in a new study, evaluating which schools are the best "value" - Reed at #32 in Oregon, and Oregon Tech at #33.     

Revolving Door Of Teachers Costs Schools Billions Every Year

NPR | March 30, 2015

Constant churn costs billions. Professor Richard Ingersoll says schools can fix this without spending a dime.

Cities Think Walking To School Is Good For Health

OPB | March 30, 2015

Tigard and Milwaukie are the first cities in the Portland area to pass resolutions asking Metro to make it safer for kids to walk to school.

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Earl Boyles Teachers 'Flip' Class of 2025 Classroom To Do Common Core Math

OPB | March 30, 2015 1:01 p.m. | Portland

Given the diverse needs of their classrooms, teachers at Earl Boyles Elementary School came up with an approach to target instruction to students' individual needs, relying heavily on technology. In short, teachers have become video producers.

News | Education

Record Number Apply To Washington's Public Universities

AP | March 30, 2015 10:38 a.m.

More than 75,000 students have applied to attend university in Washington state, mostly in-state students.

News | Education

Wash. State House Panel Considers Change In Teacher Evaluations

AP | March 30, 2015 9:12 a.m.

Lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled House Education Committee will hear testimony Monday on whether the state should require school districts to consider student test scores as a factor in teacher evaluations.

News | Education | Class Of 2025

Common Core Math Requires New Approaches

OPB | March 30, 2015 6 a.m.

"Class of 2025," OPB's occasional series following a class from kindergarten through high school, examines how math instruction has changed since implementation of Common Core standards.

Education | Nation

Saying Goodbye: Reflections Of A Music Teacher

NPR | March 28, 2015 10:58 a.m.

An Ohio music teacher looks back at the school that defined her more than 30 years of teaching.

Education | Nation

University Of Oklahoma: Racist Chant Learned At National Frat Event

NPR | March 27, 2015 1:36 p.m.

President David Boren, releasing an investigation into the incident involving the Sigma Alpha Epsilon, contradicts statements by the fraternity's national office that the chant was learned locally.

News | Education | Politics

House Democrats Release Budget Proposal

AP | March 27, 2015 11:38 a.m.

Washington House Democrats have released a budget plan that proposes a new capital gains tax that would be dedicated to education costs.

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University Of Oregon Employee Who Spoke Out Says She's Been Fired

OPB | March 26, 2015 4:14 p.m. | Portland

A University of Oregon employee, who spoke out about the way a student's health records were accessed by the university, says she's been fired.

Education | Nation

Are Women's Colleges Doomed? What Sweet Briar's Demise Tells Us

NPR | March 26, 2015 11:42 a.m.

Administrators say the Virginia institution has been grappling with financial troubles for decades. And they blame a growing lack of interest in single-sex education.

News | Education

UO Records Flap Pushes 2 Archivists Out Of Their Jobs

AP | March 26, 2015 9 a.m.

The University of Oregon said the archivists released documents that hadn't been screened for confidential personal information or records protected by attorney-client privilege.

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