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Colorado School District Switches To 4-Day Week To Save Money


Superintendent Chris Fiedler expects the district will save about $1 million in transportation costs, teaching salaries and district-wide utilities.

Lunch Lady Larceny? Cafeteria Workers Allegedly Stole Half A Million Dollars


After Connecticut officials found "irregularities" at two school cafeterias, authorities traced the stolen lunch money back to two unusual suspects: two sisters behind the counter.

How To Make A Civics Education Stick


In the age of fake news, civics learning involves a lot more than reading the Constitution. One teacher says she encourages her students to "question everything."

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PPS Anticipates Overcrowding But Holding Off On Assigning Teachers

Portland Public Schools set caps for elementary classrooms last spring. The district expects to go above them in eight schools — but isn't assigning more teachers to relieve the crowding.

Education | News | local

Portland's New School Estimates Push $1 Billion And Everyone Is Asking Why

The Portland Public Schools bond office is expected to reveal a $190 million estimated gap in funding, shared by cost overruns on Madison, Lincoln and Benson high schools.

Education | Nation | Entertainment

In Sesame's New Show, To Play Is To Learn

Monsters and maker-play join forces in Esme & Roy, a sneaky fun vehicle for a whole lot of learning.

Books | Education | Nation

'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

James Loewen's 1995 book explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong. Now, in a new edition, Loewen champions critical thinking in the age of fake news.

Education | Nation

How The Science Of Learning Is Catching Up To Mr. Rogers

The popular film this summer shows how the topics — and the format — Fred Rogers brought to TV are as relevant to education and child development as they ever were.

Education | Nation | Music

The Most Popular High School Plays And Musicals

The Wizard of Oz is in and Mary Poppins is out, that's according to Dramatics magazine's high school theater rankings for 2016-2017. The magazine has been publishing its list since 1938.

Education | News | local

Portland's $100 Million Question: Why Are Its New Schools So Expensive?

Portland Public Schools' consultants told staff $790 million wouldn't be enough before the May 2017 vote. They were right.


U.S. Degree? Check. U.S. Work Visa? Still A Challenge

With a recent U.S. degree in hand, many international students are left to navigate the complicated immigration system by themselves.

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Discovery Of Batten Disease In Monkeys Could Lead To Therapies For Humans

Researchers hope that the discovery of Batten disease among macaques could help drive the development of new therapies.


DeVos Seeks To Rewrite The Rules On Higher Ed

The U.S. Education Department is going back to the drawing board on some basic rules of higher education.


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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