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What If You Could Change Your Child's Future In One Hour Every Week?


An educator and entrepreneur believes he's found an untapped resource to help more struggling students succeed in reading. The secret? Families.

Classified Staff At Oregon's Public Universities Take Step Toward Strike


Contract negotiations are getting tense between Oregon’s public universities and the bargaining team representing 5,000 classified employees.

Portland Public Schools Respond To Fraudulent $3 Million Construction Payment


The apparent "banking crime" as the district is calling it, was flagged Friday by the district's bank. The district said the fraud was discovered in time for it to recover the $2.9 million involved.

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The Case For Summer Vacation

Economists have long criticized summer vacation as economically inefficient. But one has come to its defense.

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Oregon Teachers Prepare For New Holocaust And Genocide Education Curriculum Requirements

A new Oregon law requires all students to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides. To help teachers develop lessons, Oregon State University hosted an event for school districts around the state.

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Portland Parents Push For Schools To Improve Talented And Gifted Programs

A group of parents has asked the Oregon Department of Education to investigate Portland Public Schools for not serving students classified as talented and gifted.

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FoodCorps Members Serve Lessons On Nutrition And Food

About 240 members of a service program will soon be in the classroom, educating kids about food. At a recent staff training in Portland, service members learned how to bring fruits and vegetables into the classroom.  

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'This Is Not Going To Be Easy': El Paso Students Start School In Wake Of Tragedy

The first day of class in El Paso's largest school district comes more than a week after a deadly mass shooting. "It's not at all, in any way, a typical start of school," the superintendent says.

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Portland School Leadership Teams Meet, Plan For Coming Year

More than 180 Portland Public Schools principals and administrators finished a week of training Friday ahead of the new school year.


PHOTOS: Where The Kids Across Town Grow Up With Very Different Schools

NPR sent photographers across the country to document the differences between school districts.

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Oregon Higher Ed Commission Rejects Community College Boundary Change

Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission rejected a petition Thursday to change the boundaries of a community college in central Oregon — a decision that could have statewide consequences.

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Don't Have Lunch Money? A Pennsylvania School District Threatens Foster Care

Wyoming Valley West School District in Northeastern Pennsylvania sent families a letter stating that their children would be removed from their homes if unpaid cafeteria meal debt was not settled.

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As Scrutiny Of China Grows, Some U.S. Schools Drop A Language Program

At least 13 U.S. universities have shut down their Confucius Institutes, which are funded by China's government. Critics say the program could be used to recruit spies or steal university research.


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

Oregon set a goal to have graduate 100 percent of students in the class of 2025. OPB has followed a group of students from kindergarten as they start their educational journey toward high school. Third grade is almost over for the Class of 2025. These are some of their stories.

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