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Oregon Releases Plan To Confront 'Chronic Absenteeism' In School

OPB | Dec. 2, 2016 3:03 p.m. | Portland

The underlying problem seems obvious: kids don't learn if they're not coming to school. A new  “Chronic Absenteeism Report” responds to a law Oregon passed earlier this year.

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Measure 98: Cure For Oregon's Dropout Problem Or 'Unfunded Mandate'?

OPB | Oct. 31, 2016 12:59 p.m. | Portland

Measure 98 would dedicate $147 million a year to high school programs. It would draw money from Oregon's general fund. Backers say there's plenty of money to do it, but others aren't so sure.

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It's Hard To Know How Good Oregon's Child Care Centers Are

OPB | Oct. 29, 2016 10:51 a.m. | Portland

There’s a big gap between how good Americans think their child care is and what experts think. Only 13 percent of Oregon’s child care programs even participate in a rating system.

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Anti-Racist Protest At Oregon City High Turns Into Private Meeting With School Officials

OPB | Oct. 27, 2016 11:53 a.m. | Oregon City, Oregon

Racist messages to and from Oregon City High School students led to a planned walkout Thursday. School officials turned it into a private meeting.

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Kate Brown Takes A Cautious Path To Endorsing Measure 97

OPB | Oct. 26, 2016 7:12 a.m.

Gov. Kate Brown's endorsement of Measure 97 was not a surprise, but she took her time getting there.

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Oregon Lawmakers Join Parents In Confronting Dyslexia

OPB | Oct. 17, 2016 6 a.m. | Portland

Learn about Oregon's changing approach to dyslexia through one of the students in OPB's "Class of 2025."

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Outdoor Schools Open Up New, Affordable Adventures In Learning

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 20, 2016 5:30 p.m. | Seattle

The nation’s first forest kindergarten opened on an island in Puget Sound. A new program  is testing whether the outdoor school idea could make early childhood education more accessible and affordable.

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Education Work Group Finds State Tests 'Valid,' But Not Helpful To Students

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016 2:32 p.m. | Portland

A work group report out Wednesday finds Smarter Balanced is a "valid" exam, but needs support, if students are to reach achievement goals.

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Concordia University Opens New Student Accommodation In NE Portland

OPB | Sept. 9, 2016 1:15 p.m. | Portland

Concordia University officially unveiled its new student housing in Northeast Portland Friday.

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Lincoln High School Students Walk Out Over Bond Measure

OPB | Sept. 7, 2016 9:55 a.m.

The bond would address health and safety issues such as lead, radon and asbestos and fund construction to address overcrowding.