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Oregon's Smaller Universities Push For Independence

OPB | April 9, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Western Oregon University, Eastern Oregon University, Southern Oregon University, and the Oregon Institute of Technology are all pushing for independent governing boards.

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PSU Faculty May Strike Within A Month

OPB | March 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: Portland State University's full-time faculty voted overwhelming to approve a strike, which could begin in early April.

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States Struggle To Make Higher Ed Affordable

OPB | March 5, 2014 12:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Oregon has a few proposals on the table to make higher education affordable, but it's still unclear if any of them can make a dent in what students pay for college.

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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.

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OHSU Explains 10 Accidental Primate Deaths

OPB | Feb. 12, 2014 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Oregon Health and Science University is taking heat from a national animal rights group for four incidents that resulted in the deaths of research primates.

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Teacher Strike In Medford, Possibly Portland

OPB | Feb. 6, 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.

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PSU Labor Negotiations Heat Up

OPB | Feb. 3, 2014 12:15 p.m.

MONDAY: Faculty and administration at Portland State University are in the midst of a protracted labor dispute that could culminate in a strike.

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Talking With Oregon's Elementary Principal of the Year

OPB | Jan. 29, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Ericka Guynes says this year is one of the toughest she's faced as an educator.

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OPB's Class of 2025 Project

OPB | Jan. 6, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Oregon aims to have all students in the class of 2025 graduate high school. Those kids are in first grade now and OPB is following their progress toward this goal.

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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.