Former college President Hal Wilde has endured dozens of graduation ceremonies. He says procuring the speaker was one of his most annoying tasks. And for what? Students rarely remember the message.
The World | April 10, 2014 1 p.m.
Forestry technology is advancing as career foresters are retiring, creating a void for local wood products companies.
OPB | April 03, 2014 9:15 a.m.
An Idaho school district will remove Sherman Alexie’s novel and semi-memoir The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian from its cultural diversity curriculum.
KTVZ | April 09, 2014 6:38 p.m.
Faced with "unanswered questions" about its top pick, the Central Oregon Community College Board decided Wednesday to halt the process of choosing a new president and, in essence, start over.
OPB | April 03, 2014 6:30 a.m.
Though Portland's arts tax has been battered by lawsuits, city council revisions and confusion, practically since it passed, money from the tax has begun flowing into area schools.
OPB | March 31, 2014 7:02 p.m.
A bump in state funding and stable funding elsewhere helped Portland Superintendent Carole Smith present a no-cuts budget Monday night in Oregon's largest school district.
OPB | March 21, 2014 4:14 p.m.
Many Bend residents are voicing concerns about Oregon State University's decision to build a new four-year campus on Bend's westside.
OPB | March 13, 2014 3:57 p.m.
Oregon education officials ruled Thursday that the high school schedule at Portland Public Schools doesn't meet minimum rules for class time.
NPR | April 16, 2014 5 a.m.
In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.
OPB | April 15, 2014 4:18 p.m.
A sixth-grade Portland math teacher received a $25,000 Milken Educator Award Tuesday. Teresa Chan Seidel teaches at Robert Gray Middle School.
OPB | April 15, 2014 12:36 p.m.
About 1,800 applicants were in Portland Tuesday, looking for teaching jobs at the Oregon Professional Educator Fair.
NPR | April 14, 2014 9:35 a.m.
Loans allow many students to attend college, but they also leave graduates with big debt. The Urban Institute's Sandy Baum explains how skipping a loan payment could be more trouble than it's worth.
The Register-Guard | April 12, 2014 8 p.m.
University of Oregon administrator Brad Shelton recently had to explain to the new UO Board of Trustees a delicate fact about university financing.
NPR | April 12, 2014 3:44 p.m.
From popularizing a feared subject to scaling down high-tech tools, here are two examples of experts solving complicated problems with simplicity.
NPR | April 12, 2014 10:26 a.m.
It took a Freedom of Information Act to get the Chicago Public Schools to disclose what's in the chicken nuggets they serve in their cafeterias. NPR's Scott Simon reveals the chemical contents.
NPR | April 12, 2014 9:32 a.m.
Investigators don't yet know what caused a deadly highway crash that killed 10 people Thursday after a FedEx truck hit a bus that was taking teenagers to tour a college campus in Northern California.
NPR | April 11, 2014 10:57 a.m.
If you know Ciroc and Patron, you may well be listening to a lot of songs that name-check brand-name alcohol. And if you're a teenager, you may be binge drinking a lot more, researchers say.
NPR | April 11, 2014 6:38 a.m.
Repaying college debts prevents many Americans from investing in homes or retirement. The impact can add up — for individuals and the economy as a whole, a researcher says.