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Ridgefield School Bus Driver Shares 46 Years Of Memories

OPB | June 24, 2015

Beverly Summerhill recently retired after a long career as a school bus driver for the Ridgefield School District in Washington.

Portland May Need to Re-Open Closed Schools

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.

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.

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 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.

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.