Tagged: Education

Portland School Board Member Questions Common Core

OPB | April 16, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A retired teacher and Portland School Board member cautions the district against focusing too heavily on the new Common Core Standards.

Oregon's Smaller Universities Push For Independence

OPB | April 09, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Western Oregon University, Eastern Oregon University, Southern Oregon University, and the Oregon Institute of Technology are all pushing for independent governing boards.

An Update On The Portland Arts Tax

OPB | April 02, 2014 12:35 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Portland residents are expected to pay a $35 per person arts tax by April 15.

Exploring Student Free Speech Rights And Twitter

OPB | March 17, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: We examine free speech issues raised by the ACLU after at least 20 public High School students were suspended for retweeting a rumor about a teacher.

PSU Faculty May Strike Within A Month

OPB | March 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: Portland State University's full-time faculty voted overwhelming to approve a strike, which could begin in early April.

States Struggle To Make Higher Ed Affordable

OPB | March 05, 2014 12:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Oregon has a few proposals on the table to make higher education affordable, but it's still unclear if any of them can make a dent in what students pay for college.

Assessing Kindergarteners

OPB | Feb. 24, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: A new assessment for students entering kindergarten has some state leaders concerned about results, and some critics questioning the content and method of the test itself.

Putting The PPS Dispute In Context

OPB | Feb. 19, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: With a Portland Public School teacher strike averted, we'll get analysis of the deal and how it fits into other labor conflicts around the region and the country.

Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler Talks PERS And More

OPB | Feb. 17, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler is pushing a bill that he says will save the state billions on its public pension system over the next 20 years.

Medford Teacher Strike Continues

OPB | Feb. 14, 2014 12:40 p.m.

FRIDAY: We'll find out how people in Medford are handling the teacher strike, as it enters its second week.

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