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Clark College Faculty Union Votes To Authorize Strike

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The date of the strike will depend on reaction from the Vancouver, Washington, community college and whether it decides to return to the bargaining table.

Student Activists Hold Another Youth Climate Strike In Downtown Portland

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Youth activists led a climate strike rally in downtown Portland, demanding action from city leaders and recognition of the impacts facing Pacific Islanders.

Portland Community College To Build 'Workforce Training Center' In Scappoose

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Portland Community College’s training center will initially focus on advanced manufacturing, offering programs like machining and welding, the school said in a press release.

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Lawmakers Call For Investigation After NPR Report On Troubled Student Loan Program

NPR found the vast majority of student loan borrowers with disabilities aren't getting the debt relief their owed. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is asking for an investigation.

Economy | local | Politics | Education | News | Business | Teachers

Schools Plan, Businesses Worry – An Old Timber Town Prepares For Oregon’s New Tax

Oregon’s new business tax goes into effect Jan. 1. It’s meant to raise $1 billion a year for education. It’s an opportunity for schools, but it’s prompted mixed reactions from businesses. 

Education | Election

Who Should Get Free College? Buttigieg Ad Inflames Key Divide Among Democrats

Buttigieg has criticized plans that make public college "free for even the kids of millionaires," opening up an argument over the role of government in the Democratic primary campaign.

Education | Economy | Health

Student Loan Borrowers With Disabilities Aren't Getting Help They Were Promised

Hundreds of thousands of borrowers are eligible to have their student loans erased because a disability keeps them from working. NPR found many will likely never get the debt relief they're owed.

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A Dreaded Part Of Teachers' Jobs: Restraining And Secluding Students

"It's a rare day where you don't get hurt." "I just never felt fully comfortable." Those are just a few of the things educators told NPR about their use of restraint and seclusion in classrooms.

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Oregon City Student Arrested For Bringing Multiple Weapons To School

Oregon City police say they arrested a high school student Wednesday after receiving a tip about a student being armed at a school.

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Outraged Beaverton Parents Question District's 'Final' Decision To Close Middle Grade Program

Parents and students from a Beaverton school directed their frustrations at district officials Monday night, in response to plans to cut the upper grades from two K-8 schools.

Education | Nation

At Harvard, Grad Students Form A Picket Line Over Wages, Health Care And Protections

Union leaders and university officials have been negotiating for over a year, yet a contract has not been agreed to. Grad students began an indefinite strike on the university's last day of classes.

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'We Wanted Our Patrons Back.' Public Libraries Scrap Late Fines To Alleviate Inequity

"There were families that couldn't afford to pay the fines and therefore couldn't return the materials," Chicago Public Library Commissioner Andrea Telli said. "So then we just lost them as patrons."

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To Solve Community Problems, Competition Gives Oregon College Students Funds, Training

Teams of students representing more than 20 colleges around Oregon are gearing up to invent something new as part of the Invent Oregon Collegiate Challenge.

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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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