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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.

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.

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.

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.

Beaverton Schools Want iPads For All Students

OPB | 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.

Portland School Board Member Questions Common Core

OPB | April 16, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special Session Wraps Up

OPB | Oct. 03, 2013

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

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

Should Public Schools Be Allowed to Charge Tuition?

OPB | April 11, 2013

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

What Motivates Bullying?

OPB | March 13, 2013

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?

OPB | Feb. 26, 2013

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

OPB | Feb. 05, 2013

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

Al Letson Visits Peninsula School

OPB | 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.

Should Students Be Reading Less Fiction?

OPB | Jan. 18, 2013

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