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Fast Times at PPS High

A coalition of parents alleges that cuts in high-school classroom hours violate Oregon law.

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When it comes to the number of hours students spend in the classroom, Oregon is already near the bottom of the barrel. It’s especially bad in the Portland Public Schools, where fewer than 20 p   More
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

Parent Group Opposing School Suspensions Will Hold Conference Saturday


Parents and activists trying to change schools' approach to disciplining children via suspension and expulsion will gather on Saturday in Northeast Portland.

The National Week of Action on School Pushout
launches Saturday, September 28, 2013, with conference at Concordia University at 2811 NE Holman from 10 am to 4 pm.

For the fourth year in a row, the Portland Paren...   More
Friday, September 27, 2013 by RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

Expel Check

Portland Public Schools has spent millions to help stop racial profiling of students in discipline cases. The problem is getting worse.

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Kwame Briggs knows how his son feels. Briggs, 36, says he often spent time in the principal’s office and detention when he attended Portland Public Schools in the 1990s. He admits he was no    More
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

Hotseat: Keighley Overbay

Earning a diploma from Benson Polytechnic High School is serious business. In addition to passing the standard classes in history, English, math and science, Benson’s graduates must complete h   More
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

Miracle on 135th Avenue

A Portland high school where students speak 55 languages shows Oregon how to reform education.

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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   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

The Power and the Gloria

Gloria Steinem reflects on 40 years fighting for feminism and freedom—and against fear.

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Like most icons, Gloria Steinem is smaller than you would expect, fine boned and angular. She still parts her hair down the center...   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

Portrait of An Arts Tax

It’s not clear how a tax on Portlanders will keep its promises to schools.

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It used to be kids all over Portland came home from public school splattered in paint, smelling of papier-mâché paste and proudly carrying home their latest creation for the refrigerator door. A   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

A Smack in the Kicker

A union-backed initiative to repeal the corporate tax rebate draws fire from reformers.

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For years, state Sen. Ginny Burdick (D-Portland) has been working to get rid of one of the biggest oddities of Oregon’s income tax system, a rebate called the “kicker.” First passed by the   More
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

Sleepless In Abu Dhabi

An Oregon Muslim says he was jailed and tortured in the United Arab Emirates for 106 days after refusing to turn informant.

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A Muslim man from Oregon says he was imprisoned and tortured for 106 days last year in the United Arab...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY


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The Saffron SwamiOn July 29, 1983, a series of bombs ripped through the second and third floors of the Rajneesh Hotel in downtown Portland. No one was injured, apart from the bomber himself, a 34-year ...   More
Wednesday, March 9, 2005 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY
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