Miscommunication Cited In PPS Decision To End Year-Round School Program

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School board members voted last May on the decision to revert to a traditional schedule. But parents and teachers at the school said they were never formally informed of the change.

Oregon College Of Art And Craft To Close In Spring

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Spring term will mark the end for the Oregon College of Art and Craft, an institution dating back to 1907.

For People Who Can't Get Vaccinated, NW Measles Outbreak Is Worrying

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Public officials in Oregon and Washington have repeatedly, consistently reminded their constituents that the measles is preventable — all you need to do is get vaccinated. But not everyone can.

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Linfield College Plans Cuts To Tenured Faculty

Linfield College is preparing to cut faculty positions to save costs. The small, private college in McMinnville, Oregon, is dealing with fewer students — but has plans to grow.

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Teachers Union Report Warns Of 'Crisis' From Disruptive Student Behavior

Teachers in Oregon public schools have been raising the alarm about deteriorating classroom conditions for years. A new report adds insight from 2,000 teachers.

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Snow Blankets Portland Region, Closing Schools And Complicating Commutes

The snow caused numerous school districts throughout the region to cancel classes Tuesday. Some parts of the Willamette Valley saw as much as 5 inches of snow overnight Monday.

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Portland Public Schools Pulls Out Of Agreement With City Over Police In Schools

The resolution approved Tuesday reverses an earlier agreement after school board members argued it's the city's – not the district's – responsibility to pay for the campus safety officers.

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Clark College Copes With Racial Equity Fallout

Bob Knight announced his retirement last week as president of Clark College. The change in leadership comes during a time of renewed focus on social equity and inclusion at the campus.

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Oregon Legislators Offer Grim Picture Of Public Schools, And Big Recommendations

A legislative report unveiled Thursday details a grim picture of Oregon's public schools.

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Oregon's Graduation Rate Improves, But Achievement Gap Persists

Oregon high schools bumped up their graduation rates last spring, to an average of 78.7 percent statewide. But in a state as large and diverse as Oregon, graduation rates vary wildly from school to school.

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Oregon Sued Over Instruction Time For Students With Disabilities

Five legal groups are suing the state of Oregon over its oversight of special education programs for students with disabilities in small, rural communities.

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Amid Racial Equity Struggles, Clark College President Announces Retirement

The college has struggled with racial equity among students and staff during Bob Knight's tenure.

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Vancouver Schools Keep Kids At Home Following Measles Outbreak

Clark County, Washington, confirmed 16 cases of measles and three more suspected cases on Wednesday.

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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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