Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson

School has been canceled for the week in Ferguson, Mo., as civil unrest continues. While the students are out of the classroom, teachers are helping to clean up the streets.

University Of Oregon Trustees Plan Search For Next President

OPB | Aug. 17, 2014 6 p.m.

The University of Oregon's Board of Trustees is preparing to spend the next year looking for a new permanent president.

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.

Report: Majority Of Oregon High School Seniors Unprepared For College

OPB | Aug. 20, 2014 1:20 p.m.

The SAT is still king in Oregon, but the numbers of high schoolers taking its rival test, the ACT, are inching up. And that's pushing down average scores in the state, which aren't good enough for the majority of test-takers to be considered college-ready.

What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills

NPR | Aug. 20, 2014 11 a.m.

There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.

A Tale Of Two Polls

NPR | Aug. 20, 2014 8:52 a.m.

Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.

Top Stories: Sen. Peter Courtney Wants $200M For Upgrades To Schools, Tribes Protest Water Holdings

OPB | Aug. 20, 2014 7:45 a.m.

Headlines for Wednesday, Aug. 20: Sen. Peter Courtney announces a plan to spend $200 million on seismic upgrades to schools, Native American tribes protest against the Bureau of Reclamation's decision to withhold water from the Trinity and Klamath rivers, and more.

The Power Of The Peer Group In Preventing Campus Rape

NPR | Aug. 20, 2014 6:34 a.m.

A small percentage of college students commit most of the rapes on campus. Research suggests that the attitudes of male friends can either lead men to commit rape or stop them.

Former Journalist To Direct Oregon's Early Learning Division

OPB | Aug. 19, 2014 9:22 a.m.

A former journalist is stepping in to direct Oregon's Early Learning Division, following the retirement of the new agency's first director.

Top Stories: Sen. Peter Courtney Proposes Funding To Update Schools, TriMet Offers Free Rides

OPB | Aug. 18, 2014 7:45 a.m.

Headlines for Monday, Aug. 18: Sen. Peter Courtney proposes increased funding to update Oregon school buildings, TriMet offers free MAX light rail rides, the University of Oregon Board of Trustees expect that it will take at least a year to find a new university president, and more.

Why The Atlanta Testing Scandal Matters

NPR | Aug. 17, 2014 12:04 p.m.

The pressure placed on schools and educators by high-stakes tests can lead to unintended consequences.

Helping Students Make Sense Of A Young Black Man's Death In Missouri

NPR | Aug. 15, 2014 8:10 a.m.

The shooting of Michael Brown may raise questions for students, and teachers need to be prepared.

The NPR Ed Mailbag: The Participation Trophy

NPR | Aug. 15, 2014 6:44 a.m.

Hundreds of listeners and readers wrote in response to our story on giving kids trophies for participation. Here are a few of the highlights...

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