Forest Grove School Payroll Staffer Charged With Financial Wrongdoing

OPB | June 23, 2017

Forest Grove Police are charging a school payroll staffer with three counts each of forgery, theft and identify theft.

Education Budget Put On Hold While Oregon Debates Corporate Tax

OPB | June 20, 2017

The Oregon House has postponed a key vote on the state's K-12 education budget. Democrats put off the decision until next Tuesday at the earliest.

Oregon's Largest Bond Measure Ever Faces Labor, Logistical Challenges

OPB | June 15, 2017

Portland voters supported a $790 million schools repair bond in May. Now, the question is how to get all that work done quickly.

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Oregon's Only Islamic High School Celebrates Graduating Class Of 3

OPB | June 12, 2017 10:45 a.m.

Friends and family gathered at one Oregon school this weekend, to celebrate a senior class of just three.

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Oregon Philanthropist Donates $5 Million For New PSU Art Museum

OPB | June 8, 2017 3:38 p.m. | Portland

One of Portland’s most brutal looking buildings is going to get a renovation, complete with a new art museum, thanks to a $5 million donation from philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer.

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PPS Middle School Proposal Draws Concern From Boundary Committee

OPB | June 6, 2017 5:39 p.m. | Portland

Portland Public Schools plans to open two middle schools on the east side. But after questions from a boundary committee, decisions are likely to wait until fall.

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Renewed Search For PPS Superintendent Shows School Board Divisions

OPB | June 2, 2017 4:38 p.m. | Portland

Thursday night brought seven sitting members of the Portland Public Schools board, together with the three new members elected last month to discuss the key job of hiring a new superintendent.


Oregon Lawmakers Advance Education Budget

OPB | June 1, 2017 1:44 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers are moving forward with a key piece of the upcoming state spending plan.

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Oregon Commission Reverses Course, Approves Tuition Hikes For UO And PSU

OPB | May 25, 2017 5:54 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's two largest universities gained approval Thursday for significant tuition increases, after initially being denied.

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New Board Members Lead PPS Superintendent Search 2.0

OPB | May 23, 2017 3:34 p.m. | Portland

Newly elected board members Scott Bailey, Julia Brim-Edwards and Rita Moore will comprise a majority of the superintendent search task force.

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District Won't Release Final Report On Withdrawn PPS Superintendent Finalist

OPB | May 19, 2017 2:03 p.m. | Portland

Portland Public Schools said Friday it will not release the final background report on the superintendent finalist that fell through.

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Mount Hood Community College Bond Fails — Again

OPB | May 17, 2017 12:24 p.m. | Portland

School districts in Portland and Deschutes County are celebrating big wins for bond measures in Tuesday’s election, but Mt. Hood Community College was handed its sixth bond defeat since 1974.

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Portland Public Schools Wins Record $790 Million Bond Measure

OPB | May 16, 2017 4:43 p.m. | Portland

Despite a plague of public relations troubles, the largest school bond in Oregon history has passed. The victory means Portland Public Schools can ramp up efforts to clean up health hazards and overhaul four big schools.


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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