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What's On May Ballots Around Oregon

OPB | May 12, 2015

On May 19, voters will weigh in on school board elections, bond measures, and public safety funding.

Washington Teachers Walk Out

OPB | May 06, 2015

Teachers across Washington have been going on one-day strikes to protest a lack of education funding.

What Goes Into Planning An Active Shooter Drill?

OPB | May 06, 2015

How do school and law enforcement officials prepare for the worst without traumatizing students and staff?

Prioritizing Women's Sports

OPB | 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.

School Districts And State To Report Bullying Under Proposed Bill

OPB | April 09, 2015

A bill in the Oregon legislature would require school districts and the state Department of Education to report confirmed acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying, including cyberbullying.

Oregon Children's Theatre's 'Columbinus'

OPB | April 09, 2015

The Oregon Children's Theatre is putting on "columbinus," a production that explores the 1999 Columbine shootings.

Study Shows Medical Schools Lack Exercise Courses

OPB | April 06, 2015

Medical school programs around the country lack an exercise curriculum according to an Oregon State University study. 

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Background Checks And More

OPB | April 02, 2015

OPB Salem correspondent Chris Lehman joins us to fill us in on this week's activities in the capitol.

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.

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.

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

OPB | 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.

Loophole Allows K-12 Dollars To Fund First Year Of College

OPB | Jan. 15, 2015

THURSDAY: Some Oregon high schools are taking an unconventional approach to the governor's 40-40-20 plan. 

Portland Public Schools Will Redraw Boundaries

OPB | Jan. 15, 2015

THURSDAY: Portland Public Schools is beginning the process of redrawing the boundaries for neighborhood schools, and restricting transfers between schools.

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.

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.

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.

High School Filmmaker Wins National Award

OPB | Nov. 11, 2014

TUESDAY: A Clackamas High School student took home the award for best music video at the 2014 All American High School Film Festival.

Oregon Test Scores "Hold Steady" But Big Common Core Changes Loom

OPB | Sept. 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY: School test scores are out today for the 2013-2014 school year. We'll talk about the results and what educators are anticipating next year with the Common Core changes.

Transfer Policy Changes Coming To Portland Public Schools

OPB | Sept. 02, 2014

TUESDAY: The district is starting the process of overhauling its transfer policies while at the same time redrawing neighborhood school boundaries.

Schools Fail To Comply With Safety Drill Law

OPB | July 01, 2014

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