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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.

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. 

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.

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.

Portland Parents File Complaint About Lack Of Teaching Time

OPB | Nov. 04, 2013

MONDAY: Parents of Portland Public School students say the district's high school schedule violates state law by not providing enough hours of instruction.

Grading Oregon Students

OPB | Sept. 10, 2013

The way Oregon school districts assess student performance is changing.

Striking Teachers

OPB | May 14, 2012

Teachers in the Eagle Point School District are on strike and another district has voted to approve a strike later this month. What's going on?

Teachers on Strike

OPB | April 25, 2012

The Gresham-Barlow School District cancelled all classes for Wednesday in anticipation of a possible teacher strike. On Wednesday at 6am the strike became official.

Spider Woman

OPB | Nov. 28, 2011

Lewis & Clark biology professor Greta Binford — whose research focuses on spiders — has been named Oregon Professor of the Year.