The Portland School District is seeing large turnover—and increasing drama—among the heads of its schools.
On paper, Sara Gandarilla seemed the perfect fit for Rigler Elementary School.
over as Rigler principal last fall—came armed with four years of
bilingual teaching exper
Why do Portland schools treat girls’ basketball as second rate?
Maddy Horn had a great season as point guard for her
Wilson High School girls’ varsity basketball team, winning co-MVP. The
senior says she and her teammates worked just as hard as the Wilson
Portland Public Schools must decide what to do with a principal arrested for—but not charged with—domestic violence.
In the Portland Public Schools firmament, few stars shined as brightly as Marti Diaz.
The former teacher
rose to the position of principal at Southeast Portland’s Kelly
Elementary School in
Why are the Jefferson Dancers—from Portland’s majority-black high school—mostly white?
The Jan. 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at
Northeast Portland’s Highland Christian Center had all the trappings of a
typical commemoration for the civil rights leader.
A Central Catholic football coach was previously fired over sexual misconduct allegations.
Seventeen years ago, David Douglas High School fired its
varsity girls’ softball coach after a 16-year-old player accused him of
sexually assaulting her during a trip to a summer tournament in
The Portland schools’ discipline rate against black students in special education brings sanctions from the state.
J.’s mother is the first to tell you her fifth-grader isn’t perfect.
pre-kindergarten at Irvington Elementary School with a host of troubles
that made it hard for him to express
Portland Public Schools delayed a key reading program to focus on contract talks.
Amid the angst over whether the Portland Association of
Teachers would go on strike Feb. 20, Portland Public Schools’ central
administration put a hold on one of its key priorities—getting