Now Playing:

Radio

Congressional Roundup

OPB | Dec. 22, 2015

We sit down with members of Oregon's Congressional delegation to look back on some of the highs and lows of 2015.

What Are The Limits Of Free Speech?

OPB | Dec. 09, 2015

We talk to a constitutional scholar from Willamette Law School about hate speech, following violent incidents on the Lewis & Clark campus and at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.

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.

Legislative Days Overview

OPB | Nov. 19, 2015

Three days of hearings this week may provide hints about what bills the legislature will attempt to pass during the short session in February.

News Roundtable: November 13, 2015

OPB | Nov. 13, 2015

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

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.

Campaign Seeks Culturally Diverse Children's Books

OPB | Oct. 20, 2015

The Children's Book Bank has launched A Story Like Mine, a campaign that aims to make more culturally diverse children's books available to kids.

Oregon Public Schools Data And Changes To Portland Boundaries

OPB | Oct. 19, 2015

We talk to OPB education reporter Rob Manning about the report cards for Oregon schools and the changes the Portland district is planning for its boundary lines.

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.

A New Kind Of College

OPB | Sept. 01, 2015

The Wayfinding Academy aims to be a new two-year college in Portland.

High School Behind Bars

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015

Three Lakes High School operates within the only correctional facility for girls in the state.

What's Next For Education Reform In Oregon?

OPB | Aug. 25, 2015

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday that the state's chief education officer, Nancy Golden, is retiring.

Investigative Reporter Turns Critical Eye To Oregon's For-Profit Colleges

OPB | Aug. 25, 2015

Portland Tribune reporter Peter Korn looks into aggressive recruitment of low-income students and other questionable practices at for-profit colleges.

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?

How Does Tuition-Free Community College Work?

OPB | July 16, 2015

The Oregon Legislature passed a bill offering nearly free community college to certain high school graduates. We'll hear how a similar program is working in Tennessee.