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'Kits For Kids' Take Preparedness Up A Notch At Tsunami-Vulnerable Cannon Beach Academy

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How's this for emergency preparedness? An elementary school located in the tsunami inundation zone in Cannon Beach, Oregon, has equipped every student with a personal disaster survival kit.

Reflections On Friends, Hardship And 4 Years Of High School


Words of wisdom, and hope, from speeches given by seniors this year at their high school graduation ceremonies.

Dr. Marijuana Pepsi Won't Change Her Name 'To Make Other People Happy'


Long ridiculed for her unusual name, Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck recently turned her hardship into success. After studying perceptions around "black names" in white classrooms, she completed her Ph.D.

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The Hawaiian Language Nearly Died. A Radio Show Sparked Its Revival

In Hawaii today, nearly everyone knows how to speak a few words and phrases of Hawaiian. But the practice of primarily speaking the Hawaiian language from birth nearly died two generations ago.

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New Report Says Women Will Soon Be Majority Of College-Educated U.S. Workers

This year U.S. women who graduated from college will likely make up a majority of adults with degrees in the labor force. The increase could signal greater earning potential for women in the future.

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Portland State Leaders Put Off Decision About Disarming Campus Officers

Portland State leaders will wait until students and faculty return in the fall to decide whether to disarm campus police. 

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Harvard Rescinds Offer To Parkland Survivor After Discovery Of Racist Comments

Kyle Kashuv, a Parkland student survivor, was accepted into Harvard, but after the university discovered racist slurs he made when he was 16, the offer was rescinded.

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Federal Report Finds Students Nationwide Restrained, Isolated Without Tracking

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler, R-Washington, called in the Government Accountability Office after hearing students were being restrained and isolated without the incidents being properly tracked. 

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Class Of 2025: Middle School Vs. K-8

Most of the students in OPB's class of 2025 are at a middle school. But some are still in the same building as younger kids as Oregon's largest school district makes the move toward a middle school model.


A Spelling Bee Coach On How To Spell Success

Five spellers in this year's National Spelling Bee shared a coach: Bill Schaefer, a retired school teacher from Denver. Since he started teaching in the 1970s, he's built a community for spellers.

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Getting Fire From A Tree Without Burning The Wood

Cottonwood trees can harbor microorganisms that have a special (and flammable) characteristic.

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OSU Establishes New Hemp Research Center In Hopes Of Becoming Global Hub

Oregon State University is delving into hemp big time in the wake of congressional action last year to legalize the crop nationally. The university's new hemp research center involves 40 faculty members. 

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Schrader Calls For BIE Director Replacement Over Chemawa Problems

Chemawa Indian School in Salem has faced mounting scrutiny from Oregon’s congressional delegation. Now, Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Oregon, wants Bureau of Indian Education Director Tony Dearman replaced.


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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