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
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.