School leaders in the Pacific Northwest are scrambling this summer to deal with lead in school drinking water. Problems first surfaced after parents in Portland, Ore., asked questions about water safety following news from Flint, Mich. Now districts across Oregon and Washington are testing the water and finding higher lead levels than expected.
The US high school graduation rate is at an all-time high. But why? NPR Ed partnered with 14 member stations around the country to bring you the stories behind that number. Check out the whole story here. And find out what's happening in your state.
The Blue Line — TriMet’s light rail route from Gresham to Hillsboro — attracted the biggest real estate investments of any surface transit system in the country, according to a new study. But the study also finds that rapid bus lines can garner similar returns -- and cost far less than light rail.