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Washington Did A Lot This Week And America's Schools Will Feel It


Changes to net neutrality and more on what the tax bill means for education, parents and students.

Hi, Robot: Adults, Children And The Uncanny Valley


Guest bloggers Henry Wellman and Kimberly Brink reflect on their new study shedding light on how adults, older children and young children perceive human-like robots — and what the future might hold.

Grand Jury Report On Penn State Hazing Finds 'Indignities And Depravities'


The report was triggered by one deadly incident, but members of the grand jury said they felt obligated to report the broader issues they uncovered — including rampant, dangerous misconduct.

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'Me Pueden Quitar A Mi Mamá'

La inmigración ilegal es un tema político de la administrativa Trump que ha tenido un efecto bastante fuerte en los estudiantes latinos del proyecto “Clase del 2025”.

Education | Arts | World

Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Under The Taliban, How Can A Girl Attend School Undercover?

When Shabana Basij-Rasikh was six, the Taliban forbade girls from getting an education. Rather than giving in to their threats, she dressed up as a boy and went to a secret school for girls in Kabul.

Nation | Education

Natural Disasters And The Implications Of Missing So Much School

Wildfires, hurricanes, flooding — this fall has brought a wave of natural disasters to the U.S. With that comes many days where schools are closed — and those absences add up.

Nation | Education

Teen's Dramatic Video, Revealing His Acceptance By Harvard, Charms Internet

"All the hard work was worth it," Ayrton Little said. The video has been viewed more than 6 million times.

local | Education | Politics | News

Oregon State Senator Wants Tougher Response From ODE On Harassment

Response to sexual harassment by a director at Oregon Department of Education has drawn criticism from a  nationally-recognized state senator.

Nation | Education

After Wildfires Destroyed Their Homes, Students Find Healing Help At School

Experiencing a natural disaster can traumatize children. After a devastating wildfire in California, some educators are using an unusual assignment to help students find comfort.

Nation | Technology | Education

How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America's Classrooms

Schools use the internet for a lot of learning: researching, virtual travel, watching videos. Educators say it opens their classrooms to the world. The removal of net neutrality could change all that.

Nation | Education

If A School Becomes A Shelter In Puerto Rico, Where Do Students Learn?

A group of middle schoolers are returning to class for the first time since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. They're sharing a school with high schoolers, and that worries some parents.

local | Education | News

Sexual Harassment Allegations Don’t Force Out Director At ODE

A director at the Oregon Department of Education was accused of inappropriately touching a junior female staffer, insinuating sexual interest in her and boasting of mistreating a female underling.

Technology | Education | World

France Moves To Ban Students From Using Cellphones In Schools

The country's education minister says the strict rules are a matter of public health. But some teachers and parents call it a losing battle.


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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