Tagged: Education

Teachers And Parents Question Superintendent's Raise

OPB |Aug. 26, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: A petition started by a Wilson High School teacher calls for Portland Public Schools superintendent Carole Smith to give the money from her 28 percent raise to needy students.

Rethinking Elite Higher Education

OPB |Aug. 12, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Portland writer William Deresiewicz argues in his new book, "Excellent Sheep," that America's system of elite colleges is bad for students — and society.

Washington Initiative Campaigns Turn In Signatures

OPB |July 03, 2014 12:35 p.m.

THURSDAY: Today is the deadline for initiative campaigns in Washington to turn in signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

Schools Fail To Comply With Safety Drill Law

OPB |July 01, 2014 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: What are the consequences for Oregon schools that are not practicing state mandated safety drills?

Class Of 2025 At Earl Boyles Elementary School

OPB |June 03, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll talk with some of the first graders in the class of 2025, their parents, teachers, principal, and others in the audience.

Journalism Is Alive And Well At Grant High School

OPB |May 20, 2014 12:25 p.m.

TUESDAY: Students who work on the monthly Grant Magazine say it's more like a job than a class, and that's what they love about it.

Winning Lincoln High School Constitution Team Talks Civics

OPB |May 13, 2014 12:25 p.m.

TUESDAY: Members of Lincoln's Constitution team discuss civics education in light of a new poll suggesting Oregon voters are woefully lacking knowledge in the subject.

Portable Classrooms Come With Hidden Costs

OPB |May 07, 2014 12:35 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Our EarthFix team looked into the environmental impacts and other costs associated with teaching and learning in temporary spaces.

Oregon Presents New Plan To Evaluate Teachers

OPB |May 01, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: After being granted extra time to meet federal standards, a group of Oregon education professionals has drafted a new plan for how teachers are held accountable.

Beaverton Schools Want iPads For All Students

OPB |April 24, 2014 12:25 p.m.

THURSDAY: If Beaverton's school bond measure passes in May, the district will use some of the money to get a device into the hands of every one of its students.

Portland School Board Member Questions Common Core

OPB |April 16, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A retired teacher and Portland School Board member cautions the district against focusing too heavily on the new Common Core Standards.

Oregon's Smaller Universities Push For Independence

OPB |April 09, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Western Oregon University, Eastern Oregon University, Southern Oregon University, and the Oregon Institute of Technology are all pushing for independent governing boards.

An Update On The Portland Arts Tax

OPB |April 02, 2014 12:35 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Portland residents are expected to pay a $35 per person arts tax by April 15.

Exploring Student Free Speech Rights And Twitter

OPB |March 17, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: We examine free speech issues raised by the ACLU after at least 20 public High School students were suspended for retweeting a rumor about a teacher.

PSU Faculty May Strike Within A Month

OPB |March 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: Portland State University's full-time faculty voted overwhelming to approve a strike, which could begin in early April.

States Struggle To Make Higher Ed Affordable

OPB |March 05, 2014 12:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Oregon has a few proposals on the table to make higher education affordable, but it's still unclear if any of them can make a dent in what students pay for college.

Assessing Kindergarteners

OPB |Feb. 24, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: A new assessment for students entering kindergarten has some state leaders concerned about results, and some critics questioning the content and method of the test itself.

Putting The PPS Dispute In Context

OPB |Feb. 19, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: With a Portland Public School teacher strike averted, we'll get analysis of the deal and how it fits into other labor conflicts around the region and the country.

Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler Talks PERS And More

OPB |Feb. 17, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler is pushing a bill that he says will save the state billions on its public pension system over the next 20 years.

Medford Teacher Strike Continues

OPB |Feb. 14, 2014 12:40 p.m.

FRIDAY: We'll find out how people in Medford are handling the teacher strike, as it enters its second week.

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