OPB | Jan. 27, 2017
The weekly news roundtable mulls this busy week of news. Also, we ask one high school principal why her graduation rates soar, while the rest of the state founders. And we look at a new state bill that would cover women's healthcare.
OPB | Jan. 04, 2017
We bring you a conversation with George Atiyeh. He’s the nephew of former Oregon governor Vic Atiyeh, and the single biggest reason that the Opal Creek Wilderness was created 20 years ago.
OPB | Dec. 27, 2016
We spend the hour learning about the lives of two Oregon teachers.
OPB | Nov. 25, 2016
Authors Nicholson Baker and Michael Copperman speak about their new books detailing their experiences teaching in American public schools.
OPB | Oct. 11, 2016
This hour on TOL: An update of regional business news; a conversation with the four Portland teens whose film was featured at the White House Student Film Festival; and lichen and why it matters.
OPB | Sept. 08, 2016
Portland high school students walked out of class yesterday over a bond measure vote. Also, we learn more about homelessness in Eugene and the ways that glaciers melt.
OPB | Aug. 29, 2016
On the first day of school in Portland, we talk to the new superintendent of PPS. We also hear some personal stories of trauma in Oregon's foster care system.
OPB | June 01, 2016
We get an update on the controversy over lead in the water at Portland Public Schools. The Department of Environmental Quality joins us to discuss air quality monitoring. We also check in with the President of Portland State University, and learn about what could be the most contentious issue on Oregon's November ballot.
OPB | May 30, 2016
To the teachers and kids at Harrison Elementary in Cottage Grove taking a four-day outdoor school each spring means a year of fundraising, preparation and excited expectation. We went to Camp Tadmor in Lebanon and asked why they keep coming back every year.
OPB | March 09, 2016
Oregon has the fourth lowest graduation rate in the country, but Woodburn High has exceeded the state average by double digits for two years in a row.
OPB | Dec. 01, 2015
Steven Webb has been superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools since 2008.
OPB | Nov. 24, 2015
Smaller school districts are trying to find ways to attract new teachers in a job market where not enough candidates are applying to fill positions.
OPB | Nov. 03, 2015
Parents with kids in Portland Public Schools are reacting to proposals aimed at balancing enrollment and increasing equity across the district.
OPB | Sept. 23, 2015
For the past three years, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 has been phasing in stricter nutritional standards for federally funded school lunch programs.
OPB | Sept. 22, 2015
Kelso teachers voted to defy a court order that would have sent them back to work today.
OPB | Sept. 18, 2015
Standardized test results released Thursday show persistent disparities among Oregon students based on income and race.
OPB | Sept. 08, 2015
Portland Public Schools is in the process of redrawing the district's boundary lines, which could dramatically alter demographics at some schools.
OPB | Aug. 26, 2015
Three Lakes High School operates within the only correctional facility for girls in the state.
OPB | Aug. 24, 2015
Administrators hope that a year-round calendar will boost students' academic performance by keeping them engaged throughout the year.
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.