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Green Cannabis | 'Viewpoint Diversity' | Reedies Against Racism

OPB | Oct. 17, 2017 noon

We talk about the environmental impact of cultivating cannabis, conservative perspectives on college campuses, and why some Reed students are protesting a humanities class. 

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News Roundtable | Teaching Diversity At Reed | Movie Madness

OPB | Oct. 13, 2017 noon

We hear about a debate around diversity in humanities education at Reed College and an effort to save an iconic Portland video store. And our news roundtable takes up some of the week's big stories.

Education | News | local

Oregon Governor Replaces Head Of Education Agency

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 12:50 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

There's been a change at the top of the Oregon Department of Education. Salam Noor stepped down suddenly Wednesday.

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Pop-Up Campuses | New Oregon Laws | Polybius Podcast

OPB | Oct. 9, 2017 noon

We hear about the idea of "pop-up campuses" for international students, some new laws that just took effect in Oregon, and a podcast all about a 1980s video arcade game.

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News Roundtable | From Foster Care To College

OPB | Oct. 6, 2017 noon

Our news roundtable takes up the week's big regional and national headlines. Also, we speak with two former foster youth about their transition into college.

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Growth Of OSU-Cascades In Bend Hinges On State Funding

OPB | Sept. 29, 2017 1:04 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Campus growth goals might take longer than expected after OSU-Cascades received a trimmed down funding package from lawmakers this year.

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Mount St. Helens Mining | PCC DACA Center | Teens And Sexting

OPB | Sept. 26, 2017 noon

We hear about a controversial mining plan near Mount St. Helens and a new DACA Resource Center at Portland Community College. Also, how are laws around teenagers and sexting evolving?

Education | News | local | Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

'I Already Learned This': The Challenge Of Teaching TAG Students

OPB | Sept. 25, 2017 6 a.m.

How should schools teach kids who are way ahead of the pack, like Class of 2025 students Anna and Johnathan?

Education | News | local | Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

'I Felt I Just Wasn’t As Smart As Everybody Else'

OPB | Sept. 18, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

States have increased their focus in recent years on disorders that can interfere with academic success, like dyslexia. Meet "Class of 2025" student Shelby as she tries to become a better reader.

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Forest Ecosystems | 'Class Of 2025' | Amazon Headquarters | Seattle Mayor

OPB | Sept. 13, 2017 noon

We consider the forest conditions of the Eagle Creek Fire and listen in to OPB's "Class of 2025" podcast. Also, we talk about Amazon's quest for a second headquarters and the resignation of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.

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Fire Recovery | Oregon Rohingya Muslims | Free School Lunches

OPB | Sept. 11, 2017 noon

What does it take for forests to recover from wildfire? Should school lunches be free? Also, we hear from members of Oregon's community of Rohingya Muslim immigrants and refugees.

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News Roundtable | Oregon Health Authority | Race In The Classroom

OPB | Sept. 1, 2017 noon

Students are advocating for more classroom discussions about race and privilege. Also, we sit down with Oregon Health Authority's new director, and our news roundtable takes up some big stories of the week.

Education | News | local

Enrollment Drops At Evergreen State College, Hiring Freeze Coming

Northwest News Network | Aug. 31, 2017 6:01 p.m.

The Evergreen State College in Olympia begins this school year with a drop in enrollment and an imminent hiring freeze.

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Ex-Employee Accuses GET Pre-Paid Tuition Program Of Mismanagement

Northwest News Network | Aug. 31, 2017 5:46 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

As Washington state prepares to reopen its popular pre-paid college tuition program, a recently terminated employee is alleging "gross mismanagement."

News | Health | Think Out Loud

Vaccination Numbers | Oregon Wildfire Voices | Surimi School

OPB | Aug. 31, 2017 noon

How accurate are federal vaccination numbers for Oregon? Also, we hear voices from the front lines of wildfires burning across the state, and we take a trip to the OSU Surimi School in Astoria.

Education | News | local

Oregon Earns Federal Approval For State Education Plan

OPB | Aug. 30, 2017 4:11 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's approved plan will guide school improvement in the state, in a more flexible way than under the old No Child Left Behind law.

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Superintendent: 'Rich Getting Richer' Under Washington School Funding Plan

OPB | Aug. 22, 2017 3:49 p.m. | Longview, Washington

This summer, Washington lawmakers passed a budget that aims to fully fund basic education. But some argue it may hurt teacher recruitment in more rural districts.

Education | News | local | Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Listen Now: OPB's 'Class Of 2025' Podcast

OPB | Aug. 22, 2017 12:32 p.m. | Portland

“Class of 2025" takes an in-depth look at the challenges facing public schools today, explored through the lives of the students themselves.

News | Nation | Think Out Loud

Eclipse: Symbiosis Fest | Port of Portland | Murals | PSU President

OPB | Aug. 17, 2017 noon

On this show we hear from our eclipse chasing 'State of Wonder' team, the new executive director of the Port of Portland, the new president of Portland State University, and we hear about a controversial residential mural.

News | Think Out Loud

Salem-Keizer School Administrators Respond To Cyberbullying

OPB | July 24, 2017 3:46 p.m.

A cyberbullying incident at Whiteaker Middle School in the Salem-Keizer school district shows the challenges educators face when trying to deal with off-campus bullying.