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Oregon Tech Education

A recent survey of Oregon technology industry executives indicates a growing concern over the quality of tech education at the state's universities.

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Talking Education with Richard Lariviere

In some ways, the new University of Oregon president Richard Lariviere sounds like a lot of emigrants who come to Oregon. First, he thought he'd take a look around just to get to know the state a bit more, but he quickly fell in love with the place. He says he and his wife Jan were contantly amazed at the sheer beauty and the diversity of Oregon's landscape. As he told the University's Quarterly Magazine,

The people who have driven around the state with us are probably sick of Jan and me interrupting every conversation every fifteen minutes, saying, 'My god, look at this!'
He's only been here since July but he's already weighed in publicly about the big funding issues higher education faces — some of which we touched on in our show a couple of months ago about the Future of Public Higher Education. Since then, former University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer released a report that outlined proposed changes to the structure of the state's three largest universities.

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SCOTUS Ruling On Special Education | Right 2 Dream Too | Japanese Internment & Resistance

We learn what a recent SCOTUS ruling means for students with disabilities, what's next for a Portland homeless camp, and how Oregonians fought against discrimination during WWII.

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Rethinking Elite Higher Education

Portland writer William Deresiewicz argues in his new book, "Excellent Sheep," that America's system of elite colleges is bad for students — and society.

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Nancy Golden Talks About How To Improve Education In Oregon

We talk with Nancy Golden, Oregon's new Chief Education Officer, following Rudy Crew's departure.

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Oregon's First Education Officer: Rudy Crew

During the 2011 legislative session, Governor John Kitzhaber pushed through a bill that makes the governor the superintendent of public instruction. The bill requires the governor to appoint a deputy superintendent to run the education department and oversee the schools. Last month, Kitzhaber named former head of New York City schools, Rudy Crew, as his chief education officer. Crew began his job this week. Crew has a long history in public education. He spent four years each as the head of the New York City and Miami-Dade County school systems. But both positions ended on bad terms due to disagreements with the school boards. But the appointments were not without achievements such as reducing overcrowding and improving test scores.

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Transgender Protections | Democratic Secretary Of State Candidates

We talk to a transgender high school student about new guidelines from the Oregon Department of Education and we hear from the three candidates who are running for Secretary of State in the Democratic primary.

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Looking Back On 40 Years Of Midwifery

Dr. Carol Howe just retired from her career as both a practicing midwife and a pioneer in the field of nurse midwifery education.

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Should The State Keep The Kicker?

Rep. Tobias Read (D-Beaverton) wants "kicker" money to be redirected to education and the rainy day fund, instead of going back to tax payers.

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School Districts And State To Report Bullying Under Proposed Bill

A bill in the Oregon Legislature would require school districts and the state Department of Education to report confirmed acts of bullying, including harassment and cyberbullying.

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Oregon Gets C-Minus In Education Report

A report evaluating state education practices across the nation gave Oregon a C-minus.

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5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

The election of Donald Trump has changed the landscape for K-12 and higher education. In his annual New Year's predictions, NPR's Claudio Sanchez tells us what he thinks it all means.

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A Jazz Pianist Considers Fidel Castro's Music Education Legacy

Harold Lopez-Nussa was trained in the formidable classical music education system set up in Cuba after the revolution. He's among the first of his class to get a deal with a U.S. record label.

Is Education Tied To Conspiracy Theory Belief?

Not all conspiracy theories are harmful, though many have negative effects, says Tania Lombrozo. New research suggests education's consequences can disrupt the processes that draw people to them.

Succeeding In Higher Education

Hispanics rank very low in terms of college enrollment and graduation. Experts discuss the problem.

In Texas, Easing Immigrant Fears Through Education

Recent arrests of undocumented immigrants by federal agents in Austin have raised concerns in many immigrant communities.

American Tech And Education, Behind Trump's Wall

American higher-ed and high tech are looking with dismay at President Trump's view of borders and the world. We'll listen.

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Education Budget Cuts, Student Aid Problems And More

Trump's proposed 13 percent budget cut is the top education story of the week. Also: What's happening with student aid.

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The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

In a case involving a Colorado school district, the high court finds that schools must ensure students make more than minimal progress.

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