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Class of 2025: Listen To The Documentary

Josh reads a story he wrote to his mom.

Josh reads a story he wrote to his mom.

Michael Clapp/OPB

The state of Oregon set a goal to have all of the class of 2025 graduate high school. OPB is following a group of kindergartners as they start their educational journey toward high school. In 2013, those students started first grade. This radio documentary shares some their stories, and explores the challenges and opportunities of public education in Oregon today. Explore more stories from the Class of 2025.


Part A: ‘Who is the Class of 2025?’

Part B: ‘The Rigors Of First Grade Today’

Part C: ‘Parents & Teachers: A Necessary, Challenging Partnership’


Class of 2025: Documentary In Full

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.

Thanks to the Renaissance Journalism’s Equity Reporting Project: Restoring The Promise Of Education, for supporting this project with funding from the Ford Foundation.