OPB | 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 | June 01, 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 | Dec. 01, 2015
Steven Webb has been superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools since 2008.
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.
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.
OPB | Sept. 22, 2015
Kelso teachers voted to defy a court order that would have sent them back to work today.
OPB | Sept. 18, 2015
Standardized test results released Thursday show persistent disparities among Oregon students based on income and race.
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.
OPB | Aug. 24, 2015
Administrators hope that a year-round calendar will boost students' academic performance by keeping them engaged throughout the year.
OPB | June 24, 2015
Beverly Summerhill recently retired after a long career as a school bus driver for the Ridgefield School District in Washington.
OPB | June 03, 2015
Over ten years ago, Portland Public Schools shut down nearly twenty schools due to low enrollment. Now enrollment is up, and PPS must find a way to avoid overcrowding.
OPB | May 12, 2015
On May 19, voters will weigh in on school board elections, bond measures, and public safety funding.
OPB | May 06, 2015
Teachers across Washington have been going on one-day strikes to protest a lack of education funding.
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.
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.
OPB | April 02, 2015
OPB Salem correspondent Chris Lehman joins us to fill us in on this week's activities in the capitol.
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.
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.
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.
OPB | Jan. 15, 2015
THURSDAY: Portland Public Schools is beginning the process of redrawing the boundaries for neighborhood schools, and restricting transfers between schools.