Feed the Beast

Schools get billions from the state every year. That number is growing fast. Here’s why it’s never enough.

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$7.2 billion is a lot of money. It’s enough to buy every Oregonian a new MacBook Pro, iPad and iPhone 6. Or enough to buy every school district in Oregon a $36 million, gently used Gulfstr   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

On Shaky Ground

Lawmakers are readying the state Capitol for a massive earthquake. They haven’t prepared Oregon schools.

Seven years ago, the state identified 275 public school buildings that, without safety upgrades, were sure to collapse when the next big earthquake shakes Oregon.   The state Legislature    More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Schools Of Salmon Got Your Money. Why Not Schools For Kids?

Our election picks for school boards and the money measures.

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Call up your best Tina Fey voice, and say it together: Really? In the depths of a recession   More
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Breaking The Cycle

Showdown in the OEA’s corral: Lawmakers want to limit teacher comp to money available.

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School districts across Oregon are preparing to lay off thousands of teachers next fall. Inevitably, those teachers and their supporters    More
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Your Teacher Is F’d

The Oregon Education Association gave Kitzhaber more than a million bucks, and now he’s giving it pay cuts and pink slips.

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Someday soon, Gov. John Kitzhaber will sit across a conference table from Richard Sanders, the little-known man    More
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Need a Niche?

We moan when it's hot, we moan when it's cold, we moan that the summer drags on and gets a bit boring. So, instead, here's five awesome things to get excited about and join in with this fall —it's almost like a real life social network. 1. Funk up your junk! Well, this could mean so many things, but here we're referring to emptying out your trash can and parading it down a runway in the ...   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Jenny Booth

TriMet Passes For Private School Students Too?

The Multnomah County Youth Commission is calling for an expansion of a recently-passed plan that provides free bus passes in the city to Portland public high school students. The commission wants to extend the free passes to private and alternative school kids, according to this story in the Catholic Sentinel. In drawing up the original plan, the commission sought to give students the ability ...   More
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Brittany Rogers

A Pregnant Idea

The McSweeney's literary boys club has its first girl writer in Amy Fusselman.

It's impossible to discuss Amy Fusselman's book tour without revealing the end of her book. So, bearing that in mind, let's start at the beginning.A year ago in March, Dave Eggers' upstart McSween ...   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2001 Susan Wickstrom


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