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'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?

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Mayor Urges Portland Schools To Let Charter School Stay Put

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 4:40 p.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is the latest area leader to call on the state’s largest school district to let a small charter school stay where it is.

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Accused School Shooter In Washington Pleads Not Guilty

Northwest News Network | Sept. 19, 2017 4:26 p.m.

The suspect in a shooting that left one student dead and three injured at Freeman High School outside of Spokane, Washington, last week quietly pleaded not guilty on Friday.

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Beaverton School Sports Face Investigation Over Sex Discrimination

OPB | Sept. 14, 2017 5:32 p.m. | Portland

Oregon education officials have warned Beaverton that if the allegations are true, the treatment of male and female athletes could violate state law.

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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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PPS Takes Another Run At Converting To Middle Schools

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 11:38 a.m. | Portland

Oregon’s largest school district rolled out plans Thursday to redraw school boundaries and relocate programs affecting 17 campuses.

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As School Begins, How Are Oregon Schools Doing On Lead Treatment?

OPB | Aug. 31, 2017 12:11 p.m. | Portland

The kids in Oregon's largest school district went back to school this week, and none of them were allowed to drink from school water fountains. 

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New Pendleton Superintendent Spends 1st Day Touring Schools

East Oregonian | Aug. 30, 2017 6:55 p.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

Though he started the job in July, Pendleton School District's new superintendent, Chris Fritsch, spent the first day of school touring classrooms in the district.

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Sexual Misconduct At PPS | Housing Foster Youth | Lead In Water | Breast Cancer Tattoos

OPB | Aug. 30, 2017 noon

We discuss The Oregonian/OregonLive's reporting about sexual misconduct at Portland Public Schools, efforts to address housing for Oregon's foster youth, and the issue of lead in Portland houses. We also hear from a tattoo artist who works with breast-cancer survivors. 

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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.

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Oregon Schools Cut Staff, Programs, Despite Budget Increases

AP | Aug. 14, 2017 2:46 p.m. | Portland, Ore.

Despite more than $400 million in budget increases this year for Oregon Public Schools, many districts have been forced to trim teaching positions and programs.

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News Roundtable | Obesity And Prejudice | Teen Pregnancy Prevention

OPB | Aug. 11, 2017 noon

Heavy Asian-Americans are more likely to be perceived as "American." Also, what was being taught in a teen pregnancy prevention program whose federal funding has been cut? And the news of the week.

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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.  

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News Roundtable | Psychologists & Prescriptions | PPS Superintendent

OPB | July 14, 2017 noon

We discuss whether psychologists should be allowed to prescribe drugs, and hear from Portland Public Schools' board chair about their ongoing superintendent search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's big headlines.

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Oregon Will Keep 100 Percent Graduation Goal For Class Of 2025

OPB | July 11, 2017 4:33 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Legislature wrapped up its work July 7 after five months of work that will affect everyone in Oregon — including public school students in the class of 2025.

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Trees Cleared As Seaside Schools Eye Move Out Of Tsunami Zone

Daily Astorian | July 5, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Seaside, Oregon

The breathtaking view from the new campus is not only a reminder of life on the coast, but the earthquake and tsunami danger that prompted the move to higher ground.

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Oregon Lawmakers Advance Measure To Require School Lead Testing

OPB | June 30, 2017 4:23 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers are moving ahead with a measure that would require school districts to test for lead.

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Oregon Narrowly Approves K-12 Spending Plan

OPB | June 27, 2017 1:09 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers narrowly approved an $8.2 billion spending plan Tuesday for K-12 schools. The number is an 11 percent increase over the previous budget cycle.

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PPS Middle School Proposal Draws Concern From Boundary Committee

OPB | June 6, 2017 5:39 p.m. | Portland

Portland Public Schools plans to open two middle schools on the east side. But after questions from a boundary committee, decisions are likely to wait until fall.

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Renewed Search For PPS Superintendent Shows School Board Divisions

OPB | June 2, 2017 4:38 p.m. | Portland

Thursday night brought seven sitting members of the Portland Public Schools board, together with the three new members elected last month to discuss the key job of hiring a new superintendent.