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.
OPB | Aug. 12, 2015
How are Oregon returning veterans using the GI bill to go to school?
OPB | Aug. 06, 2015
The legislature nearly quadrupled the amount of money available for schools to buy locally grown and processed food this year.
OPB | June 24, 2015
Beverly Summerhill recently retired after a long career as a school bus driver for the Ridgefield School District in Washington.
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.
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.
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.