Fewer Teachers, Larger Classes: Oregon Schools Itemize Budget Cuts

OPB | March 23, 2017

School districts across Oregon are warning of potentially deep budget cuts, if legislators don’t find additional money for public schools.

2 Vancouver-Area Schools Test High For Radon

OPB | March 21, 2017

Classrooms in Washington’s fifth largest school district are undergoing tests for radon. Evergreen Public Schools recently announced above average levels in two facilities in the Vancouver area.

Portland Partners With Colleges To Create School Of Public Health

OPB | March 20, 2017

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced the partnership with Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland State University and Portland Community College Monday morning.

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Should Oregon's Top Education Official Be An Elected Office Again?

OPB | March 17, 2017 3:34 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow Oregonians to once again vote for the state’s top education official.

News | Education | local

Vancouver Piano School For The Blind To Close After 70 Years

OPB | March 16, 2017 7 p.m.

A Vancouver school that has been teaching blind men and women to tune and repair pianos for nearly 70 years is preparing to close. 

News | Education

Education Advocates Press Oregon Budget Committee For More Funding

OPB | March 16, 2017 1:15 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Education advocates made their case for increased school funding in front of Oregon lawmakers Thursday.

News | Education | local | Politics

Advocates Urge Oregon Lawmakers To Find Money For Voter-Approved Measure 98

OPB | March 13, 2017 5:45 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Supporters of a voter-approved ballot measure on high school education are pressing hard for Oregon lawmakers to fully fund the initiative.

News | Education | local

Poll Shows Support For Potential Oregon Business Tax Hike

OPB | March 13, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon School Boards Association published poll results showing potential support for another corporate tax hike.

News | Education | local | Election

PPS Chair Says He Won't Seek Re-election After Single Term

OPB | March 13, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland

Tom Koehler announced his decision to leave after one term in a statement Monday.  

News | Education | local

Longest-Serving PPS Board Member Won't Seek Re-election

OPB | March 9, 2017 9:26 p.m. | Portland

Pam Knowles has decided to leave office after her second term, adding to the turnover in Oregon's largest school district.

News | Education | local

Portland School Board Favors Rising Education Star For Superintendent Job

OPB | March 3, 2017 8:30 a.m.

The Portland school board announced Donyall Dickey, an Atlanta schools executive, as its preferred choice Friday to be the district's next superintendent.

News | Education | local

PPS Taps Brakes On Superintendent Hiring Timeline

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 3:21 p.m. | Portland

Portland school board members couldn't choose a superintendent finalist Friday as they had hoped. But they expect to announce one next week.

News | Education | local

PPS Board Closes In On New Superintendent

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017 4 p.m. | Portland

The Portland school board may agree Friday on its preferred superintendent. The public probably won't know who it is until next week. 


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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