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Kelso Teachers Defy Judge Ordering Them Back to Work

OPB | Sept. 22, 2015

Kelso teachers voted to defy a court order that would have sent them back to work today.

Turn Of The Century 'Rockhound' & Vaudeville Dancer Lives On In Bend

OPB | Aug. 13, 2015

As a woman in the American West, Kathleen Rockwell broke all the rules. 

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.

Tea Maker Steven Smith Dies

OPB | March 24, 2015

Portland tea entrepreneur Steven Smith died at the age of 65.

Legislation Aims To Help Dyslexic Kids

OPB | March 19, 2015

THURSDAY: An advocacy group is pushing for legislation that would require dyslexia screening for young children and more training for teachers on how to engage kids who are dyslexic. 

Clark County GOP says Jaime Herrera Beutler Too Centrist

OPB | Jan. 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Clark County Republicans are considering voting to censure Republican Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler for some of her bipartisan votes.

University Of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellows On Strike

OPB | Dec. 03, 2014

WEDNESDAY: After negotiations with the University of Oregon administration failed, the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation went on strike Tuesday for the first time in its 38 year history.

Talking With Oregon's 2015 Teacher Of The Year

OPB | Nov. 04, 2014

TUESDAY: Michael Lindblad, from the Gresham-Barlow School District, was named Oregon's 2015 Teacher of the Year.

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.

Teachers And Parents Question Superintendent's Raise

OPB | Aug. 26, 2014

TUESDAY: A petition started by a Wilson High School teacher calls for Portland Public Schools superintendent Carole Smith to give the money from her 28 percent raise to needy students.

News Roundtable: June 27, 2014

OPB | June 27, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Portable Classrooms Come With Hidden Costs

OPB | May 07, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Our EarthFix team looked into the environmental impacts and other costs associated with teaching and learning in temporary spaces.

Oregon Presents New Plan To Evaluate Teachers

OPB | May 01, 2014

THURSDAY: After being granted extra time to meet federal standards, a group of Oregon education professionals has drafted a new plan for how teachers are held accountable.

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.

News Roundtable: February 21, 2014

OPB | Feb. 21, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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.

Medford Teacher Strike Continues

OPB | Feb. 14, 2014

FRIDAY: We'll find out how people in Medford are handling the teacher strike, as it enters its second week.

Teacher Strike In Medford, Possibly Portland

OPB | Feb. 06, 2014

THURSDAY: Portland teachers vote whether or not to approve a strike Wednesday night, while Medford schools could see a teacher strike Thursday.

Retirement Is Up Among Oregonians

OPB | Dec. 16, 2013

MONDAY: Looming cuts to public pensions and an improving economy are prompting more Oregonians to retire.

Teacher Contract Negotiations In Medford And Portland

OPB | Nov. 19, 2013

TUESDAY: In Medford, teachers and administrators have reached an impasse, while negotiations drag on in Portland.