20 episodes

Class of 2025 offers an in-depth exploration of some of the issues that students from Oregon face today, seen through the lens of the students themselves.

Class Of 2025 Oregon Public Broadcasting

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    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

Class of 2025 offers an in-depth exploration of some of the issues that students from Oregon face today, seen through the lens of the students themselves.

    Guest Episode: Transmission, from KNKX

    Guest Episode: Transmission, from KNKX

    The Class Of 2025 is in middle school but transitioning soon to high school. Here's an episode looking further out, and what it's like to be in a different transition - going away to college in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 16 min
    What’s it like teaching middle school in 2021?

    What’s it like teaching middle school in 2021?

    Two middle school teachers talk to OPB Think Out Loud host Dave Miller about what it’s like in the virtual classroom right now -- how to keep students engaged, talk about current events, and what might happen when things go back to “normal.”

    • 22 min
    Guest Episode: RadioActive, from KUOW

    Guest Episode: RadioActive, from KUOW

    Here’s another youth-produced podcast, this time from KUOW in Seattle. It’s called RadioActive. In this episode, teen reporters combine a fictional story with questions and answers about polarization, belonging, and social media.

    • 17 min
    Guest Episode: tbh

    Guest Episode: tbh

    We’ve wrapped up this season of Class Of 2025, but we’re back to share another show we think you’ll like: tbh, from KALW. It’s a chance to hear straight from high school students in the Bay Area. This episode, they’re talking about race, education, and punishment.

    • 22 min
    Season 2, Epilogue: The Road to 2025 continues

    Season 2, Epilogue: The Road to 2025 continues

    Middle school is almost over for the Class Of 2025 -- high school is next. An update on 8th grade, and a look to the future.

    • 14 min
    Season 2, Ep 6: Why some Black students may do better at home

    Season 2, Ep 6: Why some Black students may do better at home

    For two Black students in the Class Of 2025, learning at home has been better than getting an education in-person. Why? How do these students’ experiences in school with peers and teachers compare to being at home with parents and pets? We hear Rayshawn and Josh’ stories, plus talk to a couple of University of Virginia professors.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

RobMIV ,

Necessary food for thought!

One episode in, and I’m realizing how little I know about the Oregon public school system, and even less about those it truly affects firsthand. Listen and contemplate!

Silvaniaperu ,

Interesting way to learn about problems in education.

This podcast made me aware of problems in the education system in my own community of Portland, Oregon. I loved hearing the stories of individual students, one by one. Wonderful reporting.

StevieBoy ,

Erudite, Emotional Connection to Kids

I love this podcast as it teaches me about the challenges of education in Oregon by following a cohort of kids from K through to graduation.

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