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Portland Youth Tackle Political Polarization With National Dialogue Project

OPB | March 23, 2017

Students from Catlin Gabel, Wilson and De La Salle North high schools in Portland launched a youth dialogue project designed to get young people from all over the country to talk — and listen — to each other.

Portland-Area High Schools Respond To Hate Speech

OPB | March 10, 2017

Two Portland-area principals say the incidents on their campuses require thoughtful responses that both ensure safety of students and avoid giving too much attention to racist and homophobic threats.

News Roundtable | Principals Respond To Campus Hate Speech | Second Malheur Verdict

OPB | March 10, 2017

We take up some of the big stories in the news this week, then we hear from Oregon high school principals about recent hate speech on campus. We also hear about the verdict in the second trial of Malheur Refuge occupiers.

Talking Business | Local Superintendent Wins Award | War On The Media?

OPB | March 07, 2017

The Editor of the Portland Business Journal gives us some of the latest business news. The North Clackamas Superintendent wins a national award. And a UO professor says maybe President Trump's antagonism towards the press isn't such a bad thing.

News Roundtable | Graduation Rates | Health Equity Act

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.

Tiny School | George And Hillary Atiyeh

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.

The Lives Of Teachers

OPB | Dec. 27, 2016

We spend the hour learning about the lives of two Oregon teachers.

Nicholson Baker And Michael Copperman: Teaching In Public Schools

OPB | Nov. 25, 2016

Authors Nicholson Baker and Michael Copperman speak about their new books detailing their experiences teaching in American public schools.

Talking Business | Grant High Students Go To Washington | All About Lichen

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.

School Bond Vote | Homelessness In Eugene | Measuring Glacial Melt

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.

New PPS Superintendent | Foster Care Failures

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.

PPS Update | Oregon Air Quality | Portland State University Overview | Taxes

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.

Outdoor School At Camp Tadmor: Educators, Volunteers And Kids On Why They Keep Coming Back

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.

Live From Woodburn High

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.

Vancouver Schools Chief Named Superintendent Of The Year

OPB | Dec. 01, 2015

Steven Webb has been superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools since 2008.

How Do Smaller School Districts Attract Teachers?

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.

Portland Public Schools Proposes Boundary Changes That Could Affect Thousands Of Students

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.

How Healthy Is Too Healthy? Americans Face Off Over School Nutrition Requirements

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.

Kelso Teachers Defy Judge Ordering Them Back to Work

OPB | Sept. 22, 2015

Kelso teachers voted to defy a court order that would have sent them back to work today.

Testing Data Highlight Inequities Among Oregon Schools

OPB | Sept. 18, 2015

Standardized test results released Thursday show persistent disparities among Oregon students based on income and race.