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News Roundtable: September 12, 2014

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

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

Oregon Test Scores "Hold Steady" But Big Common Core Changes Loom

OPB |Sept. 10, 2014 12:06 p.m.

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.

Assessing Kindergarteners

OPB |Feb. 24, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: A new assessment for students entering kindergarten has some state leaders concerned about results, and some critics questioning the content and method of the test itself.

Grading Oregon Students

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

The way Oregon school districts assess student performance is changing.

Catching Up On Two Regional Stories

May 03, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Our co-production between KUOW's The Conversation and Think Out Loud begins with a look at two top stories from our region. 

Students Protest Standardized Test

Feb. 11, 2013 12:15 p.m.

Portland Public School students are waging a campaign to boycott a state-mandated standardized test.

Making HIV Tests Routine

Nov. 26, 2012 12:40 p.m.

New federal recommendations say everyone from age 15 to 65 should be tested for HIV.

Writing Requirement

Sept. 06, 2012 12:30 p.m.

Oregon high school students will now have to pass a writing test in order to graduate. What changes will this mean for the state's public schools?

Digital Literacy for Kids

Oct. 11, 2011 9:25 a.m.

Cathy Davidson talks about her new book, Now You See It, and shares her views on how the education system nees to be digitally retooled.

Where are We Failing our Kids?

Aug. 05, 2011 9:20 a.m.

Deborah Meier has spent nearly five decades as an educator — from preschool to college. We'll get her take on what she thinks is missing in this country's education system.

The Nature of Intelligence

June 29, 2011 9:45 a.m.

How is intelligence linked to memory?

Writing Assessment

May 31, 2011 9:06 a.m.

What would be lost if Oregon's standardized writing exam were cut?

Schools Left Behind

Aug. 06, 2008 midnight

Did your school get the passing grade?


Aug. 04, 2008 midnight

Would you, or do you, unschool your children?

Essential Skills for the Real World (or College)

June 20, 2008 midnight

What do you think of Oregon's new graduation requirements?

Homeroom Economics

April 29, 2008 midnight

How much is a teacher worth?

TAG, You're It!

Feb. 18, 2008 9 a.m.

Are TAG programs serving the students they aim to, or leaving them bored?

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