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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.

Should Computer Coding Be Offered As A Foreign Language?

OPB | March 30, 2015

TUESDAY: A bill in the Oregon Legislature would allow computer coding classes to be counted towards foreign language requirements for public school students.

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.

Changing Standardized Testing In Oregon

OPB | Feb. 09, 2015

MONDAY: OPB education reporter Rob Manning fills us in on the recommendations from a group of educators that's been meeting privately for about a year.

News Roundtable: January 29, 2015

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015

THURSDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Waiting For University Of Oregon Documents

OPB | Jan. 26, 2015

MONDAY: The University of Oregon has demanded the return of 22,000 pages of documents that were obtained by an unnamed professor who has so far refused to give them back.

News Roundtable: January 9, 2015

OPB | Jan. 09, 2015

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

U of O Education Expert Takes On China

OPB | Jan. 08, 2015

THURSDAY: The University of Oregon education professor Yong Zhao's latest book, "Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Dragon?" is a critique of the Chinese education system.

Listening Back To College In Prison

OPB | Dec. 26, 2014

FRIDAY: We revisit our show from inside the Oregon State Penitentiary where we learned about the College Inside program.

WA Governor Inslee Lays Out Plans For Roads, Schools, And Taxes

OPB | Dec. 18, 2014

THURSDAY: Washington Governor Jay Inslee is rolling out his two-year budget proposal this week. OPB reporter Austin Jenkins gives us the highlights.

Portland State University Poised To Vote on Armed Campus Police Force

OPB | Dec. 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The university's governing board is scheduled to vote on Thursday on a proposal that would create an armed police force for the PSU campus.

West Salem High School Sex Abuse Case Reverberates

OPB | Dec. 04, 2014

THURSDAY: The Statesman Journal has been reporting on the case of the girls basketball coach who plead guilty to charges of sexual abuse of two students, and following up on the fallout from the case.

University Of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellows On Strike

OPB | Dec. 03, 2014

WEDNESDAY: After negotiations with the University of Oregon administration failed, the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation went on strike Tuesday for the first time in its 38 year history.

Discussing Proposed Changes to PPS Transfer Policy

OPB | Nov. 18, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll hear more about recommended changes to the transfer policy at Portland Public Schools from the district, parents, and the committee that made the recommendations.

News Roundtable: November 14, 2014

OPB | Nov. 14, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Parents Object To New PPS Transfer Policy Proposal

OPB | Nov. 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Concerned parents attended a school board meeting on Monday night to comment on proposed changes to the transfer policy at Portland Public Schools.

"Lowriders In Space" Is A Unique Graphic Novel For Kids

OPB | Nov. 04, 2014

TUESDAY: "Lowriders In Space" follows the interstellar adventures of mechanic Lupe Impala and her sidekicks El Chavo Flapjack Octopus and Elirio Malaria.

Talking With Oregon's 2015 Teacher Of The Year

OPB | Nov. 04, 2014

TUESDAY: Michael Lindblad, from the Gresham-Barlow School District, was named Oregon's 2015 Teacher of the Year.

M86: The Scholarship Measure

OPB | Oct. 07, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll hear arguments for and against Measure 86, which would allow the state to borrow money to create a scholarship fund for Oregon students pursuing college or career training.

News Roundtable: September 12, 2014

OPB | Sept. 12, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.