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Shows tagged as: education
Thu, May 23 2013
We'll catch up with the governor about some of his priorities for the last month of the legislative session.
Wed, May 22 2013
We'll discuss how some of the major ballot items across the state fared in the May special election.
Tue, May 21 2013
We'll find out why some schools are using a program called Playworks to reduce bullying and boost classroom learning.
Fri, May 3 2013
Our co-production between KUOW's The Conversation and Think Out Loud begins with a look at two top stories from our region.
Mon, Apr 29 2013
There are ten local school funding measures on the May 21 special election ballot. Will you be affected?
Fri, Apr 12 2013
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow Oregon universities to create their own independent governing boards, rather than answering to the State Board of Higher Education.
Tue, Apr 2 2013
The ACCESS program for talented and gifted kids in the Portland Public School District is scrambling to find a new location.
Wed, Mar 27 2013
Oregon State University is expecting to take a $10 million hit to its research portfolio due to sequestration.
Thu, Mar 21 2013
Legislators are considering a ban on rooms used in some schools to isolate children with behavioral problems.
Fri, Mar 15 2013
Think Out Loud was live from City Club of Portland with Governor John Kitzhaber.
Wed, Mar 6 2013
The co-chairs of the Ways & Means committee released their budget plan earlier this week. We'll dig into what it means for the session and the state.
Mon, Feb 25 2013
OPB Reporter Rob Manning fills us in on potential changes to schools in NE Portland.
Tue, Feb 19 2013
We'll ask researcher Jeffrey Sprague how schools in Oregon and around the country are using assessment and screening tools to identify early signs of disruptive behavior.
Thu, Feb 14 2013
How has student debt influenced your decisions about what to study or what kind of job to pursue after graduation?
Mon, Feb 11 2013
Portland Public School students are waging a campaign to boycott a state-mandated standardized test.
Mon, Jan 28 2013
The U.S. Department of Education is trying to ensure students with disabilities have equal access to school athletics.
Fri, Jan 18 2013
There's a movement in schools across the country to emphasize non-ficiton, or "informational texts," in students' education.
Fri, Dec 14 2012
We'll get an update on the latest news about a mass shooting at an elementry school in Newtown, Connecticut.
Tue, Dec 11 2012
What responsibility do teachers and school administrators have to curb bullying among students?
Mon, Dec 3 2012
A group of Portland State University students is pushing a proposal that would allow students to enroll in college without going into debt.
Wed, Nov 28 2012
After Oregon and Washington both failed to net money from the Race to the Top contests, local districts hope to secure individual grants.
Fri, Nov 9 2012
Earlier this year, the Beaverton School Board approved a budget that eliminated 344 teaching positions — and sparked a series of other changes.
Mon, Oct 8 2012
Are school disciplinary policies effective?
Mon, Oct 1 2012
A new report details how well Oregon is doing at teaching English as a second language to public school students.
Thu, Sep 6 2012
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?
Wed, Aug 8 2012
New state school's chief Rudy Crew says Oregon school districts are setting their educational standards too low.
Tue, Jul 31 2012
The Salem-Keizer School District has $66 million in surplus bond money.
Tue, Jul 24 2012
Oregon has been granted a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act. What does this mean for the coming school year?
Tue, Jul 3 2012
Rudy Crew's tenure as Oregon's Chief Education Officer began July 1st. What ideas does he have for his job?
Thu, Jun 14 2012
Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom's new documentary offers a window into a playwriting class at an alternative high school.
Wed, Jun 13 2012
Wednesday is the last day of school for kids in the Portland and Beaverton districts. We'll look back on how education fared during a tough economic year.
Fri, May 25 2012
The tech industry is big in Portland, but according to a Willamette Week story, women are missing out on tech sector jobs. How come?
Mon, May 21 2012
Now that the Oregon State Board of Educationhas voted to ban Native American imagery in school sports teams, several Oregon high schools will have to choose new mascots and team names.
Mon, May 14 2012
Teachers in the Eagle Point School District are on strike and another district has voted to approve a strike later this month. What's going on?
Wed, Apr 25 2012
The Gresham-Barlow School District cancelled all classes for Wednesday in anticipation of a possible teacher strike. On Wednesday at 6am the strike became official.
Mon, Apr 23 2012
A group of passionate parents says closing the state's only all-girls public school would be a big mistake.
Mon, Apr 23 2012
A budget proposal in the Beaverton School District would eliminate 344 jobs as part of an effort to make up a $37 million shortfall.
Thu, Apr 12 2012
Two local teachers' unions voted Wednesday evening on whether or not to go on strike.
Wed, Apr 11 2012
Portland Public Schools may cut funding for Outdoor School, a traditional part of the sixth grade science curriculum. What would this mean for you?
Tue, Apr 3 2012
Portland Superintendent Carole Smith will announce her recommended budget cuts at Monday's school board meeting.
Fri, Mar 9 2012
Seven high school students from the small town of Monument, Oregon are half a world away on a school trip to China. We'll hear their impressions of the trip so far.
Tue, Feb 28 2012
Private school enrollment in Oregon is on the rise. At the same time, some public schools are opening up slots for transfers from other districts. How are parents making decisions about what school is right for their children?
Thu, Feb 16 2012
The Three Rivers School District in Josephine County has announced plans to use drug dogs in their schools. What do you think of this idea?
Fri, Feb 10 2012
The number of young hunters in Oregon is decreasing. What does that mean for the business and culture of hunting?
Tue, Feb 7 2012
Portland police say they are continuing to investigate what's being called a hazing incident at Portland's Grant High School.
Fri, Feb 3 2012
We'll talk with Senate President Peter Courtney and House Co-Speaker Bruce Hanna about their priorities for the 2012 legislative session.
Thu, Feb 2 2012
Researchers have taken a look into chronic absence in Oregon schools.
Wed, Feb 1 2012
We'll sit down with Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber to talk about the short 2012 legislative session, balancing the budget and his position on the dealth penalty, among other issues. What would you like to ask him?
Tue, Jan 31 2012
University of Oregon faculty members have launched a unionizing effort. What difference would this for students and the university at large?
Fri, Jan 27 2012
In the next installment of the "Our Town" series, we'll hear about life in the small southeastern Oregon town of Monument on the John Day River.
Mon, Jan 23 2012
The Oregon Secretary of State has created an Online Civics Toolkit. What will it teach students about how their government works?
Thu, Jan 12 2012
Even though unemployment remains high in Oregon, some businesses within the state are struggling to find skilled workers to hire.
Wed, Jan 11 2012
Washington's state Supreme Court ruled that the state is not meeting its constitutional requirements to fund education.
Tue, Nov 29 2011
The president of the University of Oregon has lost his job, causing deep divisions between UO and the State Board of Higher Education. We'll get reactions.
Thu, Nov 10 2011
Voters in three Oregon school districts rejected school funding measures this week. What's next for students, teachers and administrators in these districts?
Tue, Nov 8 2011
Hillcrest Elementary in North Bend and other schools are trying to make up for long summer vacations by getting students to continue learning online.
Tue, Nov 8 2011
The Skidmore Prize is given by the Willamette Week to four people 35 or under in recognition of the significant work they do with non-profits in the community. We'll talk with some of the winners.
Tue, Oct 25 2011
The Oregon City School District opted out of a $2.54 million grant because it required performance-based compensation for teachers. Do you agree with the district's decision?
Tue, Oct 11 2011
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.
Tue, Sep 27 2011
Last week President Obama announced that states will have the option to opt out of No Child Left Behind, as long as they meet certain standards. What's the state teachers union reaction?
Mon, Sep 26 2011
The Obama Administration announced last week that states can opt out of No Child Left Behind if they meet certain requirements. What's Oregon's plan?
Thu, Sep 22 2011
In the wake of the collapse of Portland's REAL Prep hip-hop charter school, we look at a school that made the idea work in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Wed, Sep 7 2011
We kick off a new series where people tell their personal stories about what it's like to work in their jobs.
Thu, Sep 1 2011
A whole industry has developed to help troubled teens. In this rebroacast, you'll hear about some of those in the business — from transport companies to consultants.
Wed, Aug 31 2011
Oregon is in line with the national trend threatening the nursing profession — a lack of instructors qualified to train new nurses. Will it affect patients?
Tue, Aug 30 2011
What inspires kids to study science?
Fri, Aug 5 2011
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.
Wed, Aug 3 2011
Nearly half of Oregon schools failed to meet federal benchmarks this year. What's the alternative?
Tue, Jul 12 2011
If you have a severely troubled teenager, where do you turn for help? How do you know who to trust?
Tue, Jun 28 2011
We'll talk to Portlander Molly Raphael who's the new president of the American Library Association and Laura Moulton who lends her collection of paperbacks out to people living on the street.
Tue, Jun 21 2011
With state lawmakers expected to wrap up the legislative session early, which bills and budgets affecting higher education are still on the table?
Fri, Jun 3 2011
Why are Oregon's public universities raising tuition?
Tue, May 31 2011
What would be lost if Oregon's standardized writing exam were cut?
Wed, May 18 2011
Now that the May election is over, what's next in the fight to improve K-12 education across Oregon?
Tue, May 17 2011
The ballot boxes close at 8 p.m. We'll have live election coverage beginning at 9 p.m.
Wed, May 4 2011
Portland Public Schools is asking voters to approve a $548 million bond to rebuild and repair schools. They're also asking voters to increase an existing levy by $19 million to pay for teachers. How will you vote?
Thu, Apr 28 2011
We'll broadcast live from the Capitol to catch up on some of the bills we've been following throughout the 2011 legislative session and discuss some new legislation that came to floor this week.
Tue, Apr 26 2011
At 9 a.m. today the Oregon Department of Education released statistics on the number of students in Oregon who graduate in four years with high school diplomas. We'll discuss the news.
Mon, Apr 25 2011
How will districts around the state fare under the K-12 state budget Governor Kitzhaber just signed?
Tue, Apr 19 2011
The governor makes appointments to more than 200 voluntary boards. How much power and influence do they hold and why do they do it?
Wed, Mar 30 2011
We rebroadcast our show which explores why math is so intimidating for so many of us.
Mon, Feb 7 2011
We discuss the dollars and decisions around K-12 education, especially consolidating and closing schools.
Wed, Jan 19 2011
A look at technology in the classroom and how it's changing how we learn, teach and think.
Mon, Jan 3 2011
If the state gives up its control over Oregon's public universities, how will that affect faculty, students and administrators?
Tue, Dec 28 2010
The philosophy and culture of unschooling.
Mon, Nov 22 2010
Why is math so intimidating to most of us?
Tue, Nov 2 2010
Have you attended or worked with a for-profit higher education program? What was you experience?
Tue, Oct 19 2010
How does bullying in schools affect the education and emotional development of students and the broader learning environment?
Mon, Oct 11 2010
We explore the issues raised by the reassignment of a gay student teacher in Oregon — and what impact the national climate for gays and lesbians may be having on the recent spate of gay teen suicides.
Wed, Sep 29 2010
What's working — and not working — in Oregon's public schools?
Wed, Sep 22 2010
How much do community services help improve student performance?
Mon, Aug 2 2010
What questions do you have for Lewis and Clark College's new president?
Wed, Jun 30 2010
School districts around Oregon are slashing their budgets. How do communities choose what to cut and what to keep?
Tue, Jun 15 2010
What will nine percent cuts, across the board, mean for state services in Oregon?
Fri, May 28 2010
Finding Solutions: What's the value of arts education?
Wed, May 26 2010
Why are only 66 percent of Oregon high school students graduating after four years?
Mon, May 10 2010
Candidates for state superintendent of public instruction face off.
Mon, Apr 26 2010
What's the value of an internship?
Fri, Oct 30 2009
How much of the profits from video lottery terminals should bar and tavern owners get to keep?
Fri, Jun 12 2009
What is life like for people who are struggling with literacy as adults?
Mon, Jun 8 2009
Should the state close the Oregon School for the Blind?
Tue, May 26 2009
What would it take for 40 percent of Oregonians to have a college degree?
Fri, Apr 17 2009
Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Oregon high schools be allowed to pay in-state tuition for college?
Mon, Mar 16 2009
What does innovation in Oregon schools look like?
Mon, Feb 16 2009
What's in the final stimulus bill for Oregon?
Thu, Oct 9 2008
What is the best approach to teaching English as a second language in Oregon schools?
Tue, Sep 23 2008
Should teacher pay raises be based on classroom performance?
Fri, Jun 20 2008
What do you think of Oregon's new graduation requirements?