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Elizabeth Warren Wants To Erase Most Student Loan Debt


The senator's higher education proposal for her 2020 presidential run goes farther than just free college.

Most Teachers Don't Teach Climate Change; 4 In 5 Parents Wish They Did


As students around the globe participate in Earth Day, a new NPR/Ipsos poll finds 55% of teachers don't teach or talk about climate change and 46% of parents haven't discussed it with their kids.

How One Mother's Battle Is Changing Police Training On Disabilities


Patti Saylor's son, Ethan, died after an encounter with law enforcement when he was 26. She believes the incident could have been prevented with better training.

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Congress Considers Making College More Accessible To People In Prison

A bipartisan group of lawmakers across the House and the Senate introduced a bill that would allow people in prison access to federal Pell grants to pay for college.

Education | Nation

UNC Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell Resigns After Investigation

An 18-day probe into the women's basketball program found the Hall of Fame coach is not racist but did make "racially insensitive" remarks. She also pressured players to play through serious injuries.

Family | News | Education | Teachers

Central Oregon Schools Look To Grow Emotional Learners

What do lemonade and neutral-colored walls have to do with a kindergartener's readiness to learn? It's part of how central Oregon schools are teaching the youngest students the basics of emotional learning.

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Oregon’s Public Universities Contemplate Tuition Increases

Oregon’s public universities are looking at one major way they can stay solvent – tuition increases. But one Oregon university voted this week to keep that tuition increase minimal.

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New Secretary Of State Says Oregon Still Failing To Fix Graduation Rate

A new Secretary of State report provides an update on the state's efforts to improve graduation rates.

Education | Nation

Indiana Teachers Stage Protests To Spotlight Low Wages

Teachers have been protesting for higher wages. In Indiana, lawmakers introduced measures to improve the situation but many teachers say it may not be enough to keep them in the profession.

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Oregon Schools To Close May 8 For Teacher Walkouts

School districts in the Portland area are canceling school May 8 as teachers statewide plan a walkout to advocate for more school funding.

Education | Science

A Math Teacher's Life Summed Up By The Gifted Students He Mentored

A biologist at Harvard was chatting with a colleague about a mentor who pushed him to do harder math problems. It turns out the colleague had the same mentor — and so did many others.

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Board Questions Decision To Lower PPS Bond By $100 Million

An audit of a voter-approved Portland Public Schools bond found cost estimates were $100 million less than construction estimates — and costs have increased 37% since the bond passed in 2017.

Education | Nation

Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli Plead Not Guilty In College Cheating Scandal

Giannulli and Loughlin are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes arranged by admissions consultant Rick Singer to get their daughters admitted to USC as crew recruits, despite not being rowers.


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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