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More Colleges Open Food Pantries To Address Campus Hunger

NPR | Oct. 20, 2016

George Washington University — one of the nation's most expensive schools — is among the latest to take action to make sure its students, most of whom receive financial aid, have enough to eat.

Educators Went To Jail For Cheating. What Happened To The Students?

NPR | Oct. 20, 2016

Thousands of Atlanta students were affected by the cheating scandal in which test scores were falsified. Years later, those who remain are now receiving special services.

Pennsylvania Professors Go On Strike

NPR | Oct. 20, 2016

Faculty members began a walkout Wednesday after contract talks with the state broke down. The striking union represents educators at 14 of Pennsylvania's public universities.

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Beaverton School Board Approves High School Boundary Changes

OPB | Oct. 19, 2016 5:45 p.m. | Portland

Beaverton school board members approved district boundary changes this week, after rejecting a slightly different map last May.

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Teacher Training As 'Part Theater, Part Sport'

NPR | Oct. 19, 2016 9:11 a.m.

Relay, an independent teacher prep program, is growing quickly thanks to its hands-on approach. Is this the future of teacher training?

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Top Oregon Democrats Look To PSU On Campus Sexual Violence

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016 5:30 p.m. | Portland

Portland State University has a six-figure federal grant to come up with a national model for how to reduce campus sexual assault. There's also a bill in Congress.

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Will Measure 97 Raise Prices In Oregon? OPB's Jeff Mapes Seeks An Answer

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016 2:48 p.m.

Like many Oregon voters, OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes wonders whether Measure 97 means he'll pay more for groceries and other basics. He set out to answer that question.

Education | Nation

Born In The U.S., Raised In China: 'Satellite Babies' Have A Hard Time Coming Home

NPR | Oct. 18, 2016 9:41 a.m.

Some immigrant families from China send their U.S.-born babies to their home country to be raised by relatives. Psychologists are studying what happens when these children return home.

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UO Gets $500M Gift From Phil And Penny Knight

OPB | Oct. 17, 2016 10 p.m.

The $500 million gift will cover half the cost of a new campus devoted to fast-track scientific research. 

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Breweries Thirsty For Fresh Central Washington Craft Beer Grads

Northwest News Network | Oct. 17, 2016 6 p.m.

A degree program in craft brewing is in its second year at Central Washington University and beer school graduates are in high demand in a market that’s growing rapidly.

Education | Nation

E Is For Empathy: Sesame Workshop Takes A Crack At Kindness

NPR | Oct. 17, 2016 5:14 p.m.

A new survey from Sesame Workshop found that parents and teachers worry a lot about kindness — what it looks like, how to cultivate it and why there isn't enough of it in the world.

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NPR Poll: Are Parents Overrating The Quality Of Child Care?

NPR | Oct. 17, 2016 2:46 p.m.

Almost all parents rate their child care as very good or excellent, according to a new NPR poll. But researchers say that's off base, and that just 10 percent of child care is high quality.

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Oregon's Grad Rate Remains In National Basement — Across Income, Ethnic Groups

OPB | Oct. 17, 2016 1:45 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's graduation rate is well below the national average. That's because all of Oregon's ethnic groups lag behind, particularly the state's majority white student population.


Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon set a goal to have graduate 100 percent of students in the class of 2025. OPB has followed a group of students from kindergarten as they start their educational journey toward high school. Third grade is almost over for the Class of 2025. These are some of their stories.

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