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
Earning a diploma from Benson Polytechnic High School is serious business.
In addition to
passing the standard classes in history, English, math and science,
Benson’s graduates must complete h
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
It’s not clear how a tax on Portlanders will keep its promises to schools.
It used to be kids all over Portland came home from public
school splattered in paint, smelling of papier-mâché paste and proudly
carrying home their latest creation for the refrigerator door. A
A union-backed initiative to repeal the corporate tax rebate draws fire from reformers.
For years, state Sen. Ginny Burdick
(D-Portland) has been working to get rid of one of the biggest oddities
of Oregon’s income tax system, a rebate called the “kicker.”
First passed by the
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