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New Oregon Law Could Lead To More Testing Opt-Outs

OPB | June 29, 2015

It's unclear what kinds of consequences the state could face now that Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill making it easier for parents to opt their kids out of standardized tests.

Ridgefield School Bus Driver Shares 46 Years Of Memories

OPB | June 24, 2015

Beverly Summerhill recently retired after a long career as a school bus driver for the Ridgefield School District in Washington.

'Eastern Promise' Offers Pathway To College

OPB | June 18, 2015

A program in eastern Oregon offers high school students a chance to earn college credits, and educators in other parts of the state are attempting to replicate the program.

Oregon House Considers 'Pay It Forward' Bill

OPB | June 16, 2015

HB 2662 as it stands now would move Oregon a step closer to establishing the oft-discussed "Pay It Forward" college payment program.

Black Baccalaureate Program Revived To Highlight Student Success

OPB | June 15, 2015

Portland's Black Baccalaureate program is back after a six-year hiatus. A group of local community organizations put together the event to empower black students.

News Roundtable: June 11, 2015

OPB | June 11, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

'Free' Community College Proposal Moving In Salem

OPB | June 09, 2015

In the final weeks of the 2015 session, a bill to make community college all but free for some students is still alive in the Oregon state legislature.

Portland May Need to Re-Open Closed Schools

OPB | June 03, 2015

Over ten years ago, Portland Public Schools shut down nearly twenty schools due to low enrollment. Now enrollment is up, and PPS must find a way to avoid overcrowding.

Oregon Students Win Awards At Intel ISEF

OPB | May 14, 2015

Oregon high school students won awards Intel ISEF, the world's largest pre-college science competition.

What's On May Ballots Around Oregon

OPB | May 12, 2015

On May 19, voters will weigh in on school board elections, bond measures, and public safety funding.

Washington Teachers Walk Out

OPB | May 06, 2015

Teachers across Washington have been going on one-day strikes to protest a lack of education funding.

What Goes Into Planning An Active Shooter Drill?

OPB | May 06, 2015

How do school and law enforcement officials prepare for the worst without traumatizing students and staff?

School Districts And State To Report Bullying Under Proposed Bill

OPB | April 09, 2015

A bill in the Oregon legislature would require school districts and the state Department of Education to report confirmed acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying, including cyberbullying.

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Background Checks And More

OPB | April 02, 2015

OPB Salem correspondent Chris Lehman joins us to fill us in on this week's activities in the capitol.

2 Portland 5th Graders Blog About Climate Change

OPB | April 02, 2015

Jeremy Clark and Charlie Abrams created the "Two Green Leaves" blog together earlier this year to write about climate change.

How Oregon Kids Are Learning Math

OPB | March 31, 2015

TUESDAY: Rob Manning checked in with the class of 2025 to see how the second-graders — and their teachers and parents — are learning math under the new standards known as Common Core.

Should Computer Coding Be Offered As A Foreign Language?

OPB | March 30, 2015

TUESDAY: A bill in the Oregon Legislature would allow computer coding classes to be counted towards foreign language requirements for public school students.

Schools Won't Be Evaluated By Student Test Scores If Bill Passes

OPB | March 24, 2015

A bill that would temporarily prohibit standardized test results from being used to evaluate schools passed the Oregon House last week and now moves to the Senate.

Changing Standardized Testing In Oregon

OPB | Feb. 09, 2015

MONDAY: OPB education reporter Rob Manning fills us in on the recommendations from a group of educators that's been meeting privately for about a year.

News Roundtable: January 29, 2015

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015

THURSDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.