Tagged: Schools

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

OPB |Sept. 10, 2014 12:06 p.m.

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.

Beaverton Schools Want iPads For All Students

OPB |April 24, 2014 12:25 p.m.

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.

Portland School Board Member Questions Common Core

OPB |April 16, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A retired teacher and Portland School Board member cautions the district against focusing too heavily on the new Common Core Standards.

Putting The PPS Dispute In Context

OPB |Feb. 19, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: With a Portland Public School teacher strike averted, we'll get analysis of the deal and how it fits into other labor conflicts around the region and the country.

Exploring The Revenue Forecast And The State Budget

OPB |Feb. 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: The latest economic forecast shows more money for Portland schools, but not the overall funding boost lawmakers were hoping for.

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

OPB |Jan. 21, 2014 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll talk with OPB education reporter Rob Manning to get the latest on the protracted labor dispute between teachers and the district.

African-American Families Discuss Challenges And Solutions

OPB |Oct. 16, 2013 12:15 p.m.

We'll talk with members of the African-American community in Portland about the challenges they face related to raising their children — particularly their sons.

News Roundtable: October 11, 2013

OPB |Oct. 11, 2013 12:06 p.m.

We review some of the biggest state, national and international news stories of the week.

Special Session Wraps Up

OPB |Oct. 03, 2013 12:06 p.m.

The Oregon Legislature's three day special session came to a close Wednesday with the passage of the "grand bargain."

Understanding the Common Core

OPB |Sept. 16, 2013 12:06 p.m.

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

Should Public Schools Be Allowed to Charge Tuition?

April 11, 2013 12:20 p.m.

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

What Motivates Bullying?

March 13, 2013 12:40 p.m.

We'll talk to former bullies about what motivates domineering behavior, and how they overcame the urge to bully.

Should It Be Harder To Opt Out Of Vaccines?

Feb. 26, 2013 12:20 p.m.

A new bill would require parents who choose to opt out of immunizating their children to prove they understand the risks.

How To Deal With Bullying

Feb. 05, 2013 12:20 p.m.

Would you consider taking your kid out of school as a response to the trauma of bullying?

Al Letson Visits Peninsula School

Jan. 24, 2013 12:06 p.m.

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.

Should Students Be Reading Less Fiction?

Jan. 18, 2013 12:40 p.m.

There's a movement in schools across the country to emphasize non-ficiton, or "informational texts," in students' education. 

What Can Schools Do To Prevent Shootings?

Dec. 19, 2012 12:06 p.m.

What security measures are schools taking to prevent shootings?

What Is A School's Responsibility To Curb Bullying?

Dec. 11, 2012 12:30 p.m.

What responsibility do teachers and school administrators have to curb bullying among students?

Race To The Top At The District Level

Nov. 28, 2012 12:06 p.m.

After Oregon and Washington both failed to net money from the Race to the Top contests, local districts hope to secure individual grants.

Adjusting To Cuts At The Beaverton School District

Nov. 09, 2012 12:30 p.m.

Earlier this year, the Beaverton School Board approved a budget that eliminated 344 teaching positions — and sparked a series of other changes.

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