NYC Schools Chancellor, Oregon Education Leaders On How To Improve Schools


A meeting that was part reunion, part education summit, brought together education leaders from New York and the Portland area.

Seeds Scattered: What Will Happen To Marylhurst University’s Arts Programs?


As Marylhurst University winds down 125 years of higher education, several arts-related programs have found new homes. Other assets are swathed in the mystery of the school’s dissolution.

Marylhurst University's Art Gym Finds New Home


A mainstay in the northwest contemporary art scene is saved from closure by the Oregon College of Art and Craft.

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Oregon Decides To Keep High School State Tests

Oregon high schoolers will take state tests next year, reversing plans to shift to college board exams instead.

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Portland Art Institute's Closure Disrupts Oregon Higher Arts Education

A for-profit art college in downtown Portland will close down its operations at the end of the year, leaving hundreds of students without a defined plan to finish their education.

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Oregon School Principal Pushes Back After Demotion Over Anti-Gay Allegations

The former North Bend High School principal is disputing allegations against him, in a letter sent by his attorneys.

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ODE Chief Information Officer Resigns After Months On Forced Leave

Susie Strangfield alleged “intolerable working conditions” at the Oregon Department of Education after spending five months on leave and under investigation.

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Air Quality Report Says Portland Middle School Should 'Limit' Outdoor Activities

A report finds significant air quality problems at a middle school building slated to open this fall in North Portland.

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Fatal Shooting Renews Call To Disarm PSU Police

The fatal shooting of a man by Portland State University police officers has renewed calls to disarm campus police.

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Buehler Proposes PERS Cuts To End Oregon's 'Classroom Funding Crisis'

“The vision is to lead Oregon schools from the bottom five in the nation to the top five in the nation in five years," Buehler said.

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Travel Ban Could Have Lasting Effect On Oregon Universities

More than 180 students at Oregon's three largest public universities are directly affected, and university officials are concerned about a chilling effect on future students.

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Ready Or Not, Oregon's Class Of 2025 Heads To Middle School

Educators have largely stopped holding back students who are behind academically. For some in the Class of 2025, that means a harder transition to middle school. 

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Oregon School Forms To Include 3rd Gender Option

Starting this new school year, students and staff will have the option of marking "X" for gender on school forms, instead of just "M" for male or "F" for female.


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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