Oregon Students Still Missing A Lot Of School, 10 Months Into Absence Plan

OPB | Oct. 20, 2017

Oregon launched its statewide chronic absenteeism plan last December. Ten months later, the problem is worse.

New PPS Head Apologizes For Moving Quickly On ACCESS Proposal

OPB | Oct. 18, 2017

Guadalupe Guerrero's response to parents signals a change in pace for a district that has faced criticism over the years for its sluggishness and lack of transparency on big issues.

Oregon Report Cards Show Progress, In At Least 1 Key Statistic

OPB | Oct. 12, 2017

According to school and district report cards released Thursday, Oregon high schools are mostly hanging on to strong progress in getting freshmen started toward graduation.

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Betsy DeVos' Oregon Visit Met With Both Protest And Praise

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 3:57 p.m. | McMinnville, Oregon

Protesters and teachers met U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on her visit to McMinnville High School Wednesday.

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Oregon Governor Replaces Head Of Education Agency

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 12:50 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

There's been a change at the top of the Oregon Department of Education. Salam Noor stepped down suddenly Wednesday.

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PPS Superintendent Proposes Closing ACCESS Academy

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 6:15 a.m. | Portland

The ACCESS Academy alternative program for highly Talented And Gifted students has been searching for a permanent home. Superintendent Guerrero would close it.

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Betsy Devos Scheduled To Visit McMinnville High School

OPB | Oct. 9, 2017 6:39 p.m.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plans to visit McMinnville High School on Wednesday, according to the school district.

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'I Feel Nervous': When School Becomes A Sanctuary

OPB | Oct. 9, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

What should schools do when a politically charged issue like immigration scares students?

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ACCESS Academy Parents Push Portland Public Schools For 'Home'

OPB | Oct. 7, 2017 7:54 a.m. | Portland

Finding a place for the ACCESS Academy program is one of the challenges as Portland Public Schools looks to shift programs in North and Northeast Portland.

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Oregon Will Send $85M To Schools And More From Cannabis Tax

OPB | Oct. 6, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The initial payout from cannabis taxes in Oregon will total nearly $85 million, according to the Oregon Department of Revenue.

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UO Students Shout Down President During $50M Gift Announcement

OPB | Oct. 6, 2017 1:27 p.m.

University of Oregon President Michael Schill was scheduled Friday to announce a $50 million gift to the university. But that plan was cut short.

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Is Your Child's Brain A Muscle Or A Machine?

OPB | Oct. 2, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

Is your mind more like a muscle that you can build? Or a machine that can only do certain things well? A new focus on mindsets is changing classrooms.

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Growth Of OSU-Cascades In Bend Hinges On State Funding

OPB | Sept. 29, 2017 1:04 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Campus growth goals might take longer than expected after OSU-Cascades received a trimmed down funding package from lawmakers this year.


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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