OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 30, 2017
We discuss The Oregonian/OregonLive's reporting about sexual misconduct at Portland Public Schools, efforts to address housing for Oregon's foster youth, and the issue of lead in Portland houses. We also hear from a tattoo artist who works with breast-cancer survivors.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 11, 2017
Heavy Asian-Americans are more likely to be perceived as "American." Also, what was being taught in a teen pregnancy prevention program whose federal funding has been cut? And the news of the week.
OPB | Broadcast: July 14, 2017
We discuss whether psychologists should be allowed to prescribe drugs, and hear from Portland Public Schools' board chair about their ongoing superintendent search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's big headlines.
OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: June 1, 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 | Broadcast: Sept. 8, 2015
Portland Public Schools is in the process of redrawing the district's boundary lines, which could dramatically alter demographics at some schools.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 24, 2015
Administrators hope that a year-round calendar will boost students' academic performance by keeping them engaged throughout the year.
OPB | Broadcast: April 29, 2015
The Portland Public School Board voted Tuesday to approve a new basketball schedule which would give equal billing to girls and boys teams.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 19, 2015
MONDAY: In the last few weeks, Don't Shoot Portland shut down a Portland Public School meeting and a town hall held by Senator Ron Wyden.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 15, 2015
THURSDAY: Portland Public Schools is beginning the process of redrawing the boundaries for neighborhood schools, and restricting transfers between schools.
OPB | Broadcast: April 24, 2014
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.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 21, 2014
TUESDAY: We'll talk with OPB education reporter Rob Manning to get the latest on the protracted labor dispute between teachers and the district.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 16, 2013
The new Common Core standards will raise academic expectations for standardized testing significantly.
OPB | Broadcast: April 11, 2013
Oregon lawmakers are considering whether public schools should be able to charge tuition to 'non-resident' transfers.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 24, 2013
State of the Re:Union host Al Letson is working with sixth and seventh graders this week to help them tell stories about their families.
OPB | Broadcast: June 26, 2012
The Oregon Arts Commission has created a new database that allows users to search the types of arts courses offered in Oregon Schools.
OPB | Broadcast: April 3, 2012
Portland Superintendent Carole Smith will announce her recommended budget cuts at Monday's school board meeting.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 28, 2012
Private school enrollment in Oregon is on the rise. At the same time, some public schools are opening up slots for transfers from other districts. How are parents making decisions about what school is right for their children?
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 17, 2011
Should children wear their Halloween costumes to school?
OPB | Broadcast: May 4, 2011
Portland Public Schools is asking voters to approve a $548 million bond to rebuild and repair schools. They're also asking voters to increase an existing levy by $19 million to pay for teachers. How will you vote?