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High School Behind Bars

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015

Three Lakes High School operates within the only correctional facility for girls in the state.

Rosa Parks Elementary Enters Year 2 Of Year-Round Pilot Program

OPB | Aug. 24, 2015

Administrators hope that a year-round calendar will boost students' academic performance by keeping them engaged throughout the year.

Central Oregon School Opening With Five Students

OPB | Aug. 18, 2015

The school in Brothers, Oregon, will reopen after a decade with one teacher and at least five students ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade.

Veterans In School

OPB | Aug. 12, 2015

How are Oregon returning veterans using the GI bill to go to school?

Oregon's Farm To School Funding Expanded

OPB | Aug. 06, 2015

The legislature nearly quadrupled the amount of money available for schools to buy locally grown and processed food this year.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Prioritizing Women's Sports

OPB | April 29, 2015

The Portland Public School Board voted Tuesday to approve a new basketball schedule which would give equal billing to girls and boys teams.

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 Children's Theatre's 'Columbinus'

OPB | April 09, 2015

The Oregon Children's Theatre is putting on "columbinus," a production that explores the 1999 Columbine shootings.

Study Shows Medical Schools Lack Exercise Courses

OPB | April 06, 2015

Medical school programs around the country lack an exercise curriculum according to an Oregon State University study. 

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.

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.

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.

"Don't Shoot Portland" Aims To Tackle Root Causes Of Violence

OPB | Jan. 19, 2015

MONDAY: In the last few weeks, Don't Shoot Portland shut down a Portland Public School meeting and a town hall held by Senator Ron Wyden.