For years, the gap has been growing between the percentage of black students and white students Portland Public Schools suspends or expels. And the gap has kept growing despite expensive efforts by PPS to close it.
The gap in disciplinary rates is a problem shared by school distric...
The Oregon Department of Education today released a sharply worded report that found Portland Public Schools fails to provide its high school students with minimum instructional requirements under Oregon law.
In his report, Rob Saxton, the state deputy su...
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
Portland Public Schools is months behind in releasing its progress report on helping minority students.
Portland Public Schools managed to get reports cards out
this week to its 47,000 students, who may wonder (along with hovering
parents) how well they’re performing.
Don’t expect the same for
A Franklin High program getting more kids into higher ed still awaits school-district funding.
Giant white sheets of paper cover the walls of Susan
Anglada Bartley’s Advanced Placement English classroom at Franklin High
School, the long pages listing the 88 seniors in her classes, the
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.
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
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