It took more than 90 rounds and a delay of two weeks, after judges ran out of words. But Jackson County, Mo., finally has its spelling bee champion, after two stellar spellers broke a tie Saturday.
OPB | March 04, 2014 2:16 p.m.
The faculty union at Portland State University has scheduled a strike authorization vote for next week. Tuesday's announcement follows final contract offers from both sides.
OPB | March 03, 2014 7:59 p.m.
All seven elected members of the Portland school board voted Monday night to approve the Portland Association of Teachers contract.
NPR | March 10, 2014 8:58 a.m.
The College Board has announced major changes to the SAT, including making the essay optional, and no longer penalizing wrong answers. Erik Robelen of Education Week talks about the changes.
OPB | March 10, 2014 8:40 a.m.
The Gresham-Barlow school board is closing the elementary school in Damascus. It's a consequence of falling enrollment there.
NPR | March 08, 2014 8:54 a.m.
Finland, a country the size of Minnesota, beats the U.S. in math, reading and science. The country's top education official says investing in preschool and day care is key.
NPR | March 08, 2014 8:31 a.m.
Wednesday, the College Board announced it will make the essay portion of the SAT exam optional. But what is lost when the importance of essays is diminished?
OPB | March 07, 2014 5:22 p.m.
In one of its last acts before adjourning for the session, the Oregon Legislature approved more than five and a half million dollars toward the expansion of Oregon State University's Cascades Campus in Bend.
AP | March 07, 2014 7:29 a.m.
Oregon schools will have a chance to keep their Native American mascots under a bill Gov. John Kitzhaber's signed into law Thursday.
OPB | March 06, 2014 4:43 p.m.
Many Oregon parents often have to pay tuition for a full day of public school kindergarten. That policy is slated to end, but not until Fall of 2015.
NPR | March 06, 2014 5:39 a.m.
The changes to the SAT that were announced on Wednesday by the College Board will affect more than a million college-bound, high school students. It's the second major revision of the widely used college entrance exam in nine years.
NPR | March 05, 2014 5:42 p.m.
Researchers are paying people pennies to take their surveys on MechanicalTurk.com, an Amazon site. Researchers save time and survey-takers earn a few bucks.
NPR | March 05, 2014 4:43 p.m.
Scores will return to 1,600, and there'll be no penalties if you answer something incorrectly. They are the first revisions to the college entrance exam since 2005.