Now Playing:

News

New Mexico Unveils Plan To Give Students Free College Tuition Regardless Of Income

NPR

Calling the plan "the moonshot for higher education," Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the plan could help 55,000 students attend college each year at a cost of up to $35 million.

Oregon Universities Prepare For Start Of Classes — And An Employee Strike

OPB

Thousands of classified employees at Oregon’s public universities are preparing to strike. College administrators are making contingency plans in case a strike happens at the same time classes start.  

Is Your Child Anxious? NPR Wants To Hear Your Story

NPR

In kids, some worry is natural, but too much can hold them back. If you wonder about your child's anxiety, we want to hear from you.

More Education

News | Business | Education | local

Workers At Oregon's Public Universities Authorize Strike

Workers at Oregon’s public universities have voted to authorize a strike. Picketing could coincide with the start of the fall semester later this month.

Business | Education | Health | World

A Brush With Death Propelled A 9-Year-Old To A Muhammad Ali Award

As a poor, sick village boy in Ghana, Shadrack Frimpong remembers "praying and saying if I can keep these legs, then I will use them and work to help other people." And that's exactly what he did.

Education | Nation

Actress Felicity Huffman Sentenced To 14 Days In College Admissions Scandal

The TV and film star is the first parent to be sentenced in connection with the years-long, multimillion-dollar scheme. The case has resurfaced questions about college access, race and privilege.

Education | Business | Books | Economy

Families, Not Just Students, Feel The Weight Of The Student Loan Crisis

A new book looks at how the struggle to pay for college has transformed the experience of the American middle class.

News | Education | local | NW Life

Western Oregon University Buys Building In Downtown Salem

WOU said it bought the historical Vick building for $2.735 million. It will house several of the school's programs, including its new Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. 

local | Education | Health | News

Washington Requires Schools Have Suicide Prevention Plans, But Doesn't Provide Funding

Washington law requires schools to have suicide prevention plans. But top state officials say there are still major gaps in getting those school plans done.

Technology | Education | Nation

To Prevent School Shootings, Districts Are Surveilling Students' Online Lives

More and more schools are investing in technologies that scan social media posts, school assignments and even student emails for potential threats. Privacy experts say the trade-offs aren't worth it.

Business | Education

MIT To Settle Suit Alleging It Hurt Workers In 401(k) Plan

The lawsuit claimed MIT got millions of dollars in donations from financial giant Fidelity Investments while allowing the firm to charge workers excessive fees.

Business | Education | Science

Finding Meaning At Work: How We Shape And Think About Our Jobs

Finding a new job may be the solution to your woes at work. But there may also be other ways to get more out of your daily grind. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore ways to find meaning at work.

Education | Economy

Colleges Could Do More To Help Student Parents Pay For Child Care, Watchdog Says

More than 1 in 5 college students are raising kids, and access to child care is one of their biggest barriers. A new report finds many don't know they can apply for help from federal financial aid.

Featured

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.

Contact Us

Think Out Loud

Visit our archive of Think Out Loud's coverage of education issues here.