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
Letters to the Editor
As members of the School Board, we are committed to
accelerating and deepening our efforts to eliminate racial disparities
in our schools [“Expel Check,” WW, Sept. 25, 2013]. We want every
As You Pay your $35, some Portland schools will see fewer arts teachers than last year.
Portland voters gave their blessing to a $35-a-person tax
last fall on the promise the money would be used to restore arts and
music to the city’s public schools.
So imagine the
Steve Buel defeated incumbent Martin Gonzalez in Tuesday's election in the race for Portland Public Schools board for Zone 4, which includes North Portland.Buel—who has previously served on the board—is leading Gonzalez 54 percent to 44 percent in the race. Another 2 percent of votes went to write-in candidates.The two men also faced each other in 2009. Normally, the power of incumbency ...
For a second consecutive year, a Portland high school takes top honors
Don’t call it a dynasty just yet, but for the second year in a row a Portland high school has the best Constitution team in the country. Grant High’s team took top honors at the “We the People” event in Washington D.C. on Monday night, besting 57 teams from across the country. Lincoln High School won the 2012 contest. The competition takes the form of a congressional hearing. Students ...
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
Voters have told some schools they can have more money. But a fight is brewing in Salem whether to allow them to collect it.
Not having enough money is a problem most public schools in Oregon understand well.
But having money they can’t get access to—that’s even worse.
In 2011, voters by
nearly 3-to-2 approved a