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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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REBROADCAST: The Lives Of Teachers

OPB | May 18, 2017 noon

We spend the hour learning about the lives of two Oregon teachers.

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Oregon Releases Plan To Confront 'Chronic Absenteeism' In School

OPB | Dec. 2, 2016 3:03 p.m. | Portland

The underlying problem seems obvious: kids don't learn if they're not coming to school. A new  “Chronic Absenteeism Report” responds to a law Oregon passed earlier this year.

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Battle Ground Teachers Get 4.6 Percent Raise In New Contract

OPB | March 29, 2016 12:30 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

The Battle Ground Public Schools board voted Monday night to approve a new two-year contract with teachers.

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Contract Negotiations 'Stalled' In Battle Ground Schools

OPB | Feb. 10, 2016 4:17 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Contract negotiations are set to continue Friday between teachers and the school district in Battle Ground, Washington.

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Judge Holds Striking Kelso Teachers In Contempt

AP | Sept. 25, 2015 12:09 p.m.

A judge on Friday ruled that striking teachers in Kelso are in contempt of court.

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Hearing Set For Friday As Kelso Teachers Continue Strike

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015 11:25 a.m.

At a hearing Wednesday, a Cowlitz County, Washington, judge did not find Kelso teachers in violation of an earlier court order.  

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Kelso Teachers Defy Judge's Order, Maintain Strike

OPB | Sept. 21, 2015 11:02 a.m. | Kelso, Washington

Kelso teachers voted over the weekend to remain on the picket line until they reach an agreement with the school district.

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Kelso Teachers Vote To Continue Strike, Defying Court Order

AP | Sept. 21, 2015 8:13 a.m.

Striking teachers in Kelso, Washington, have voted to defy a court order telling them to go back to school.

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Seattle Teachers Reach Tentative Deal But Strike Not Over Yet

KUOW | Sept. 15, 2015 8:28 a.m.

The Seattle teachers union says it has reached a tentative contract agreement with the school board but the strike will continue until the deal is approved by its members.

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Washington Teachers Walk Out

OPB | May 6, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Teachers across Washington have been going on one-day strikes to protest a lack of education funding.

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Legislation Aims To Help Dyslexic Kids

OPB | March 19, 2015 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: An advocacy group is pushing for legislation that would require dyslexia screening for young children and more training for teachers on how to engage kids who are dyslexic. 

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University Of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellows On Strike

OPB | Dec. 3, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: After negotiations with the University of Oregon administration failed, the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation went on strike Tuesday for the first time in its 38 year history.

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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.

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Portable Classrooms Come With Hidden Costs

OPB | May 7, 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.

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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.

Education | Think Out Loud

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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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.

local | Education | Think Out Loud

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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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.