Portland Public Schools spent $135,703 in October to send 79 employees, including Superintendent Carole Smith, to a national conference in St. Louis sponsored by one of its more controversial consulta
Bill Diss terminated, claims stance on abortion was the reason.
An annotated version of a press release sent to Willamette Week by Tom Ciesielka of TC Public Relations of Chicago concerning the recent termination of longtime Portland teacher Bill Diss who, on Monday, was reportedly fired by Portland school board. Our annotations are in italics.Portland, Oregon: On Monday, December 16, 2013 the school board for the Portland Public School District voted ...
Local news, Portland Police Bureau briefly punked.
Local media got snowed last night by an e-mail saying that Portland Public Schools would be delayed two hours for snow that had yet to materialize. KGW and KATU sent out tweets with the news. The Portland Police Bureau did likewise. Fifteen-year-olds across the city, we presume, cracked their energy drinks and sparkling apple ciders.But alas! It was not to be. Within about fifteen minutes, ...
A fed-up Portland teacher campaigns to take Salem to school.
Q & A
Don Gavitte’s classroom walls are covered in college
pennants: Stanford, Marquette, Hunter, Barnard, Oregon. All sent by
grateful former students. They are banners of Gavitte’s success.
What’s really at stake in the contract fight between the Portland schools and teachers.
Portland Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, has troubles enough as it is.
It’s under fire from
its auditor for abysmal graduation rates, facing a formal complaint from
Portland Public Schools has declared an impasse in negotiations with the Portland Association of Teachers, its 3,600-member teachers' union. The announcement sets the timeline for a possible strike by the union. The schools and teachers have spent six months trying to negotiate over a new contract, but both sides have characterized talks as unproductive, accusing the other side of trying to force ...
History and hard feelings in Portland teacher union talks.
Teachers are putting up decorations and kids are learning
holiday songs, but there’s not a lot of cheer at Portland Public Schools
between teachers and the district
The ugly truth about graduation rates at Portland’s high schools.
On a balmy, nearly full-moon August evening, only a few people showed up at a Portland Public Schools board meeting.
That was fortunate
for board members and Superintendent Carole Smith, because d
A coalition of parents alleges that cuts in high-school classroom hours violate Oregon law.
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
Portland Public Schools has spent millions to help stop racial profiling of students in discipline cases. The problem is getting worse.
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