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Class Of 2025: Fun With STEAM

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. It translates as creative fun for the Class of 2025.

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

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.

'Clase Del 2025' En Español

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

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

'I Don't Speak The Same Language As My Parents'

Ashley has done a great job of learning English as her second language. But what about her first language, Spanish?

'I Feel Nervous': When School Becomes A Sanctuary

What should schools do when a politically charged issue like immigration scares students?

Is Your Child's Brain A Muscle Or A Machine?

Is your mind more like a muscle that you can build? Or a machine that can only do certain things well? A new focus on mindsets is changing classrooms.

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

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

Class Of 2025: From Homeschooled To Homeless

The relationship between home and school is evolving for thousands of Oregon children.

About Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon leaders have promised to ensure that every child graduates on time by 2025. OPB is following a group students from now until the year 2025. Learn more about the project, or comment here.   This project is part of American GraduateLet’s Make It Happen! — a public broadcasting initiative to address the drop out crisis, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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