A Portland high school where students speak 55 languages shows Oregon how to reform education.
Hae Nay Paw is trying to concentrate. A petite sophomore
at David Douglas High School, she hunches over her desk, scrawling
notes, a curtain of dark hair covering half her face, as if to block out
Those are the odds a woman on this planet will face abuse in her lifetime. V-Day is your chance to do something about it.
One in three.
One-third of all women worldwide—let’s call it an even 1 billion—will be victims of violence because they are women.
You could get
depressed or apathetic when you see that ov
Portland needs to make big spending cuts. New mayor Charlie Hales is swinging the ax.
Portland City Hall is awfully quiet for a palace amid a revolution.
Since the start of
the year, the place has felt like a barely solvent art gallery sold to
absentee bankers. Outside the mayor’
Let’s not sugarcoat the obvious: Winter in Portland is something to escape.
Sure, we don’t have
those malevolent Chicago winds that pierce the thickest wool and carve
out pieces of bone. Our
Gov. John Kitzhaber hired Rudy Crew to smash the status quo in Oregon schools. What comes after that?
Anybody who thinks there are no second acts in American life should consider Rudolph Franklin Crew.
is a leading figure in the national education reform movement. Over the
past 30 years, he
In their own words, six people who insist you see Portland and Oregon in a new way.
They are angry, agitated, wry. They are careful watchers,
even obsessive witnesses, to what is odd and distracting and wrong. And
they all stand on lonely promontories from which they view our cit
Portland’s greatest filmmaker and his controversial new movie.
What would Portland look like without Gus Van Sant?
The elk statue on
Southwest Main Street would still be there, but would you see it the
same way if Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix hadn’t hud