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Sexual Misconduct At PPS | Housing Foster Youth | Lead In Water | Breast Cancer Tattoos

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. 

News Roundtable | Obesity And Prejudice | Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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.

News Roundtable | Psychologists & Prescriptions | PPS Superintendent

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.

New PPS Superintendent | Foster Care Failures

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.

PPS Update | Oregon Air Quality | Portland State University Overview | Taxes

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.

Boundary Changes Coming To Portland Schools

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.

Rosa Parks Elementary Enters Year 2 Of Year-Round Pilot Program

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 24, 2015

Administrators hope that a year-round calendar will boost students' academic performance by keeping them engaged throughout the year.

Prioritizing Women's Sports

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.

"Don't Shoot Portland" Aims To Tackle Root Causes Of Violence

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.

Portland Public Schools Will Redraw Boundaries

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.

Beaverton Schools Want iPads For All Students

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.

How Close Are Portland Public School Teachers To Agreement...Or A Strike?

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.

Understanding the Common Core

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 16, 2013

The new Common Core standards will raise academic expectations for standardized testing significantly.

Should Public Schools Be Allowed to Charge Tuition?

OPB | Broadcast: April 11, 2013

Oregon lawmakers are considering whether public schools should be able to charge tuition to 'non-resident' transfers.

Al Letson Visits Peninsula School

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.

Arts in Oregon Schools

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.

PPS Cuts

OPB | Broadcast: April 3, 2012

Portland Superintendent Carole Smith will announce her recommended budget cuts at Monday's school board meeting.

Choosing a School

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?

Halloween At School

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 17, 2011

Should children wear their Halloween costumes to school?

Bond and Levy for Portland Public Schools

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?