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For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon

NPR | June 29, 2015

More and more Americans are pursuing graduate degrees in Germany, where tuition is often free and many classes are taught in English.

Class Of 2025: A Photo Finish To Second Grade

OPB | June 27, 2015

OPB's Class of 2025 finished second grade earlier this month. OPB caught up with many of the students during Field Day at Earl Boyles Elementary School, and did end-of-year photos of each of the 29 participating kids.

Multnomah ESD Parts With Superintendent, 2014 Teacher Of Year

OPB | June 26, 2015

The Portland-area education agency Thursday accepted the superintendent's resignation and signed a settlement with Oregon's 2014 Teacher of the Year.

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SpaceX Explosion Destroys Oregon Students' Experiment

OPB | June 29, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Portland

McMinnville High School students were in Florida this weekend when the SpaceX rocket exploded after launch. Their on-board experiment was destroyed, but they hope to continue their work.

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7 Solutions That Would Improve Graduation Rates

NPR | June 29, 2015 10:26 a.m.

We got lots of feedback on our grad rates project. Here are some of the top suggestions.

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Bend Group Appeals OSU-Cascades Decision

OPB | June 26, 2015 4 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

A Bend group appealed a decision Friday about the construction plan for OSU-Cascades.

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5 Ideas To Ease The Burden Of Student Loans

NPR | June 26, 2015 6:14 a.m.

Presidential candidates are writing their plans now. We talk with the experts about some of the policy options on the table.

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Senate OKs Bill Giving State Aid To Undocumented Immigrant Students

AP | June 25, 2015 7:32 p.m.

Students living in the United States without legal permission could qualify for state financial aid under a measure that has cleared the Oregon Senate.

Education | Health | Nation

California Lawmakers Vote To Remove Vaccine Exemptions For Schoolchildren

NPR | June 25, 2015 2:37 p.m.

A similar bill, which eliminates all but medical exemptions, has already passed the Senate. Gov. Jerry Brown has not said if he will sign it.

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Summer Meal Programs Struggle To Meet Demand

OPB | June 25, 2015 1:23 p.m. | Portland

Over the last six years, the summer lunch program grew from serving 1.6 million lunches to more than 2 million. But according to state data, the expansion barely kept up with the pace of hunger among Oregon's children.

Education | World

Teens Make Film In Broken English To Explain Why They'll Fail English

NPR | June 25, 2015 11:14 a.m.

Three high schoolers in Zanzibar have won a prize for a film tackling a fierce debate in African classrooms: Should the teacher instruct in English or the mother tongue?

Education | Nation

Texas Turns Away From Prosecuting Truants

NPR | June 23, 2015 9:52 a.m.

Since the mid-1990s, Texas has treated truancy as a criminal offense. Now, state lawmakers say that was a mistake.

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Gov. Brown Signs Opt-Out Bill Despite Objections From Feds

OPB | June 23, 2015 9:15 a.m. | Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill Tuesday, allowing parents to more easily opt out of state testing under the Common Core curriculum.


Class Of 2025

Class Of 2025 | May 22, 2014

Back to school time and our Class of 2025 students have moved on to second grade. Follow their progress.

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