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As Esports Take Off, High School Leagues Get In The Game


Today, more than 170 colleges and universities offer esports. And there's money on the table — more than $16 million in college scholarships. Naturally, high schools have followed suit.

Oregon Graduation Rates Hit 80%, An All-Time High. Here’s The Story In 6 Districts.


Oregon's graduation rate has hit 80%, an all-time high. But the story is about more than the numbers.

Teachers Union Lawsuit Claims DeVos 'Capriciously' Repealed Borrower Protections


Before its repeal, the gainful employment rule served as a warning to certain colleges: If graduates didn't earn enough money to pay their student debts, schools could lose access to federal aid.

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Myth Busted: Turns Out Bankruptcy Can Wipe Out Student Loan Debt After All

Many Americans who get overwhelmed by student loan debt are told student debt can't be erased through bankruptcy. Now more judges and lawyers say that's a myth and bankruptcy can help.

Education | World

Chinese Universities Are Enshrining Communist Party Control In Their Charters

Some schools are nixing language about academic freedom and are stressing loyalty to the ruling party, which plants spies to denounce professors and students who voice their minds, academics say.

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Fire At Beaverton High Causes Smoke Damage, Cancelled Classes Tuesday

A fire at Beaverton High School Saturday caused smoke damage in multiple classrooms and areas of the school.

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After A Fall At Baylor, Ken Starr Became A Fox Regular, And Then, A Trump Defender

Ken Starr was stripped of his presidency at Baylor University in 2016, accused of overseeing an administration that ignored a campus sexual assault scandal.

Education | Environment

'You Need To Act Now': Meet 4 Girls Working To Save The Warming World

"When we organize, we model the world we want to see," says teenager Xiye Bastida. Activist girls like Bastida have been especially visible in the fight against climate change.

Education | Election

Canceling Student Debt Is Easier Than It Sounds

A little-known provision allows the U.S. education secretary to erase student loan debt without going to Congress. Elizabeth Warren says, if elected president, she would put that provision to use.

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Portland Activists Launch Campaign To Stop Shootings

A group of Portland activists have launched a campaign to break a cycle of shootings which have alarmed police and members of the community. 

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Multnomah County Preschool Measure Expected On The November Ballot

Multnomah County voters can expect to see a ballot measure this November for expanded preschool.

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Clark College Faculty Union Reaches Tentative Contract Agreement Amid Strike

Clark College’s faculty union announced Tuesday night that it reached a tentative contract agreement with the Vancouver, Washington, community college.

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Former Student Sues Catlin Gabel For Covering Up Child Sexual Abuse By Teacher

A former Catlin Gabel student has filed a lawsuit against the Portland area private school, claiming they were negligent in protecting her from child sexual abuse at the hands of a teacher.


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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