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It's Hard To Imagine How Armed Teachers Might Change Schools


President Trump has suggested 20 percent of teachers should be armed, to protect students. NPR's Scott Simon wonders how that might change the nature of school and how teachers and students relate.

Salem-Keizer Sports Face Increased Travel Time After OSAA Decision

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A hearings officer has ruled that Salem-Keizer high schools will have to play in a sports league with three Bend schools starting in fall 2018.

Florida Governor Calls For Raising Age Limit For Gun Purchases From 18 To 21


Instead of broader gun control, Gov. Rick Scott called for keeping guns away from mentally ill or violent people. He announced funds for "school hardening" and police officers in every school.

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'It's Not Just A Story. It's Our Lives': Student Journalists In Parkland

"We're using the Eagle Eye right now to show what the students are really feeling and what the students are saying," says Christy Ma, a student journalist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Trump Appears To Read From The NRA's Script Hours After The Gun Lobby Chief's Speech

The president held another meeting on the subject of school safety after last week's after 17 people were killed last week in a shooting at a Florida high school.


What Decades Of Covering School Shootings Has Taught Me

Each horrific school shooting offers painful lessons but few, if any, answers.

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West Virginia's Teachers Walk Off The Job, Protesting Low Pay And Benefit Cuts

Teachers formed picket lines and descended on the state Capitol to demand higher salaries and better insurance. The state has some of the lowest teacher pay in the country.

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Oregon Schools Take To Social Media When Making Snow Day Decisions

Decisions on snow days Thursday varied from district to district. But use of social media to get the word out? Pretty similar.

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Trump Backs Arming Teachers To Stop School Shootings

A week after 17 people were killed at a Parkland, Florida, high school, President Trump hosted survivors, parents and teachers from that and other recent school shooting tragedies.

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Tracking Salmon Migration Through Music

Salmon researchers are turning to sound to learn more about the fish they're trying to understand.

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Mom's Prep Sports Investigation Finds Bias — And A System That Perpetuates Secrecy

Finding a pattern is one thing. Proving discrimination and getting changes is quite another … especially when the problems seem perfectly suited to slip through cracks in Oregon bureaucracy.

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Snow Cancels School In Washington, Oregon

Some school districts have announced delays or closures after a storm brought snow to parts of Washington and Oregon.

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ACLU Of Oregon Seeks Dismissal Of Transgender Locker Room Lawsuit

The ACLU of Oregon, on behalf of Basic Rights Oregon, has filed motions to intervene and dismiss a lawsuit filed by parents from the Dallas School District challenging state and federal guidelines for Oregon's transgender students.


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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