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Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Could Be Traumatic For Students


With lockdown drills now commonplace in public schools, experts question if they're doing more harm than good. "We don't light a fire in the hallway to practice fire drills," one professor tells NPR.

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Arguments For The Youth Climate Crisis Case


The Oregon Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case brought by two teenagers who want the state to protect its natural resources from harm caused by climate change.

How Schools Are Using The Trump Impeachment Inquiry As A Teachable Moment


Teachers around the country are finding different ways to address the impeachment proceedings in their classrooms. In the process, they're exploring concepts and skills often relegated to textbooks.

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Corvallis School Board To Accept Resignation Of Anti-Police Board Member

The Corvallis School Board will meet Tuesday evening to accept the resignation of one of its members, following a controversial tweet.


'First-Gen' Proud: Campuses Are Celebrating An Overlooked Group. But Is That Enough?

With T-shirts, pins and posters, campuses are drawing attention to first-generation students. The next step, experts say, is to actually give those students the knowledge and support they need.

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West Linn High School Students Walk Out To Support LGBTQ Community

At least 100 West Linn High School students walked out of class Friday in support of the school’s LGBTQ community.

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Portland Public Schools May Push School Improvement Bond To 2021

At a meeting Thursday, Portland Public Schools staff proposed pushing off a school improvement bond to 2021.

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Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls, Study Finds

Brain scans of 104 boys and girls doing basic math tasks found no gender differences. The finding adds to the evidence that boys and girls start out with equal ability in math.

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Oregon Higher Ed Officials Respond To US Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

The U.S. started the formal process of withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement this week. In Oregon, higher education leaders are ready to step up.

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Portland School Parents Want Arleta Principal Suspended After Student Ingests Crack Cocaine

A group of parents at Arleta K-8 school are calling for the principal to be suspended.

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Portland Voters Back Tax Levy To Fund Teachers In Oregon's Largest District

Voters appear to support maintaining a Portland Public Schools levy that supports one-third of the district’s teaching positions. Early returns show the levy passing by a wide margin. 

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Most Of Nation's Top Public Universities Aren't Affordable For Low-Income Students

Public flagship universities are critical for low-income students because they serve as engines for upward mobility. But a new report finds they're often out of reach financially.

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Chicago Cancels Public School Classes As Teachers Strike Looms

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Wednesday that she expects the teachers union to move ahead with their strike after a contract agreement wasn't reached.


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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