Central Oregon Schools Look To Grow Emotional Learners

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What do lemonade and neutral-colored walls have to do with a kindergartener's readiness to learn? It's part of how central Oregon schools are teaching the youngest students the basics of emotional learning.

Oregon’s Public Universities Contemplate Tuition Increases

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Oregon’s public universities are looking at one major way they can stay solvent – tuition increases. But one Oregon university voted this week to keep that tuition increase minimal.

New Secretary Of State Says Oregon Still Failing To Fix Graduation Rate

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A new Secretary of State report provides an update on the state's efforts to improve graduation rates.

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Oregon Schools To Close May 8 For Teacher Walkouts

School districts in the Portland area are canceling school May 8 as teachers statewide plan a walkout to advocate for more school funding.

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Board Questions Decision To Lower PPS Bond By $100 Million

An audit of a voter-approved Portland Public Schools bond found cost estimates were $100 million less than construction estimates — and costs have increased 37% since the bond passed in 2017.

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Portland School Board Member Ends Voluntary Work With Secretary Of State

Julia Brim-Edwards was an obvious choice to help new Secretary of State Bev Clarno take office, but her presence also raised questions.

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Portland Schools To Start New Nonprofit, Take Over Local School Foundations

Portland Public Schools is creating a new nonprofit to pull in philanthropy money. Part of that includes the transfer of local school foundations from nonprofit control to PPS.

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Supporters Of $1B Oregon Education Plan Bring Wish Lists To Hearing

Early childhood advocates, supporters of increased mental health resources, students calling for smaller class sizes all urged support for the billion dollar plan to support K-12 schools.

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Elevated Lead Levels In Warm Springs Childcare Building

After lead testing in 2018, people at the Boys and Girls Club of Warm Springs have had to avoid the water in a building that was an elementary school for decades.

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2 Youth Suicides Change A Small Oregon Town

A central Oregon community heals after the deaths of two young men.

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Oregon Lawmakers Roll Out Billion-Dollar 'Student Success' Plan

Oregon would enact a new tax on businesses and raise more than $1 billion annually for public schools, under a legislative proposal laid out Thursday, after more than a year in development.

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Oregon Schools Struggling To Meet Special Education Priorities

The latest special education report card finds many Oregon schools struggling to avoid disproportionate punishments against students with disabilities and to ensure those students earn diplomas.

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Oregon Women’s Basketball Teams Prepare For Tournament — And Classes

College students across Oregon return to classes Monday for the beginning of spring term. But 10 University of Oregon students have something else on their minds — basketball.

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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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