composite image of school photos from all children in the project, showing their kindergarten photo next to their current photo.

OPB's Class Of 2025 project has been documenting the growth of 27 students who started school together in Southeast Portland for 8 years.

The year they all finish high school — ‘Class Of 2025’

OPB has been following a group of 27 students since kindergarten, to see how they meet Oregon's expectation that every one of them finishes high school.


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New research shows students are struggling in distance learning

New research released Tuesday is giving school leaders across the country their first broad look at how students fared in distance learning over the last several months. The new analysis of test results show students are struggling, even as many Oregon students are continuing school from home this fall. That includes students in OPB’s Class of 2025, a group we’ve been following since 1st grade.

Vivianna is a seventh-grader at Ron Russell and a member of OPB's Class of 2025 project. She plays saxophone in the school band.

Music provides place to belong in middle school

The music program in east Portland's David Douglas School District, where most of the students in OPB's Class of 2025 attend school, provides opportunities for students despite family income.

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'Class Of 2025': A photo finish to second grade

OPB's Class of 2025 finished second grade earlier this month. OPB caught up with many of the students during Field Day at Earl Boyles Elementary School, and did end-of-year photos of each of the 29 participating kids.