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Transfer Policy Changes Coming To Portland Public Schools

OPB |Sept. 02, 2014 12:06 p.m.

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 12:06 p.m.

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 12:35 p.m.

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 12:06 p.m.

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 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.

News Roundtable: February 21, 2014

OPB |Feb. 21, 2014 12:15 p.m.

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

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.

Medford Teacher Strike Continues

OPB |Feb. 14, 2014 12:40 p.m.

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 12:45 p.m.

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 12:06 p.m.

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 12:06 p.m.

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 12:06 p.m.

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

Sept. 10, 2013 12:30 p.m.

The way Oregon school districts assess student performance is changing.

Striking Teachers

May 14, 2012 9:06 a.m.

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

April 25, 2012 9:06 a.m.

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

Nov. 28, 2011 9:40 a.m.

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

Oregon City Schools Opt Out of Grant Money

Oct. 25, 2011 9:45 a.m.

The Oregon City School District opted out of a $2.54 million grant because it required performance-based compensation for teachers. Do you agree with the district's decision?

Checking in with the Teachers Union

Sept. 27, 2011 9:06 a.m.

Last week President Obama announced that states will have the option to opt out of No Child Left Behind, as long as they meet certain standards. What's the state teachers union reaction?

On The Job: In Schools

Sept. 07, 2011 9:30 a.m.

We kick off a new series where people tell their personal stories about what it's like to work in their jobs.

The Role of Unions

March 08, 2011 9 a.m.

What's the role of unions in Oregon today?

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