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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.

Boundary Changes Coming To Portland Schools

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.

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.