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Key Changes Would Alter The Government's Massive Survey On Schools And Civil Rights


The Education Department is proposing that it collect more information on bullying and sexual assaults happening at schools, and less information on things like preschool suspension rates.

Senators Press CFPB To Dig Into Problems With Public Service Student Loan Program


The senators urged the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to do more to examine problems with a troubled loan forgiveness program, citing an investigative story by NPR this week.

Exclusive: Turf War Blocked CFPB From Helping Fix Student Loan Forgiveness Program


The Trump administration blocked the nation's top consumer protection agency from digging into problems with a program designed to help police, firefighters and other public service workers.

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Oregon Attorney General Requests Student Loan Forgiveness Extension For Closed Schools

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and 29 other attorneys general around the nation Thursday requested that the U.S. Department of Education extend the time frame to cancel student loans for students of now-closed schools.  

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New Reports On Oregon Schools Show An Overall Improvement In Attendance

The state released data on schools and districts Thursday covering attendance, student progress and whether students are on-track to graduate.

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Family Of Missing UP Student Dispute Portland Police Narrative

The Portland Police Bureau announced Wednesday that they believe missing 18-year-old University of Portland student Owen Klinger left the area of his own free will.

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Chicago Cancels Public School Classes As Teachers' Strike Looms

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Wednesday that she expects the teachers union to move ahead with their strike after a contract agreement wasn't reached.

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US DOJ Finds Woodburn School District Discriminated Against Immigrant Job Applicant

The DOJ found that the district refused to hire a man as a teacher due to his immigration status. He is a work-authorized non-U.S. citizen. 

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After More Than 20 Years, Affirmative Action Returns To Washington's Ballot

In 1998, Washington voters overwhelmingly approved Initiative 200, which effectively ended affirmative action in the state. Now, 21 years later, voters this November will once again have a chance to weigh in on the issue once again.

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Climate Change Has Some Willamette Valley Farmers Adapting An Ancient Way To Grow Food

As the climate gets warmer, farmers in the Willamette Valley are testing an agricultural technique called dry farming. Instead of irrigating crops, they rely on the moisture stored in the soil.

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Citing Declining Enrollment And State Funding, Southern Oregon University Plans Cuts

The president of Southern Oregon University is calling for a 4% campus-wide reduction in spending.

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Oregon State University Continues Search For New President

An Oregon State University committee is narrowing a pool of more than 160 people down to 12 candidates, who it plans to interview sometime this month.


Why All Parents Should Talk With Their Kids About Social Identity

A new survey from Sesame Workshop suggests, when it comes to talking with kids about things like race, class, and gender, parents have some work to do.


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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