Portland schools chief Carole Smith wants to reinvent the neighborhood school. Can she do it?
Carole Smith is the most powerful woman in Oregon education.
As superintendent of
Portland Public Schools, she makes tough decisions every day regarding
the district’s $535 million annual budg
Like a lot of Portland institutions, Reed College has a problem with bike thieves.Unlike a lot of Portland institutions, Reed College has its own security force with strong ties to local law enforcement.Gary Granger, director of community safety at Reed, says the Southeast Portland campus sees about 30 to 40 reported cases of stolen bikes annually. But the campus, which is open to th...
'Shoppers' have been issuing evaluations of schools' customer service since September
The David Douglas School District in Southeast Portland embarked this school year on an unusual project for getting feedback about their schools and facilities.
The 11,000-student district hired "mystery shoppers" from Advanced Feedback, a San Diego-based company, to gather information on employees' ...
Two public schools in Portland find the city has cut them out of arts-tax money.
Leah Maurer is a Portland mother of three, ages 3, 7 and 9. That means she knows a lot about teaching how to share.
The city of Portland? Less so.
voters approved the city’s arts ta
A Reed College expert says the debate over U.S.-Sponsored torture overlooks its toll on those who carry it out.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee
published a scathing report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of
torture after 9/11. The report found that, contrary to CIA cl
Wesley Murph, a 40-year-old Portlander in the Sabin neighborhood, wants the Boy Scouts of America to end its policy banning gay leaders.So he's taking an unusual stand.Friday, he hauled his Christmas tree to his driveway for recycling by a local Boy Scouts troop. He also attached a sign to the tree.Dear B...
Lawyer Colin M. Murphy pays stranger's restitution so man can avoid felony
Lawrence Taylor, a Portland defense attorney, says it's the most amazing thing he's seen in 22 years of practice.Thursday, Taylor's 27-year-old client, Castor Conley, was facing a felony conviction for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle if he couldn't come up with $983 in restitution for his victim.Colin M. Murphy, a lawyer in Judge Stephen Bushong's chamber that day on an en...