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Personnel Foul

Central Catholic questions its hiring practices as sexual misconduct allegations surface about another football coach.


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When it comes to football, Central Catholic High School has a lot to cheer about. The Rams—with a long tradition of winning—finished the season with 12 wins and just one loss while outscor   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Hard Time Gets Harder

Oregon is cutting an effective program to help mothers in prison stay close to their kids.


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In 2008, Eva Guzman arrived at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, to begin a sentence for robbery. Eleven days later, she gave birth. “I had my daughter,” says Guzman, no   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Medical Error

Moda’s president was caught cheating on a recertification exam for surgeons.


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\Moda Health made a big splash last year when it shelled out a reported $40 million for naming rights to the Portland Trail Blazers’ arena. The Moda Center, formerly the Rose Garden, is t   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Reed College Students Respond to Allegations of Sexual Harassment

Admissions officer quits after college finds her harassment complaint invalid

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Inside Higher Ed on Monday had a story about a sexual harassment allegation that has roiled the Reed College campus in recent weeks. Andrea Hendrickson, an admissions officer at Re...   More
 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 by BETH SLOVIC

Pam Knowles, Portland School Board Co-Chair, Appears to Violate Open Meetings Law

Knowles denies this, says her actions complied with rules

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Oregon Public Broadcasting on Monday published a short but intriguing story about a Sunday, Dec. 7 email from Pam Knowles, co-chair of the Portland School Board, to colleagues on the board.The    More
 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 by BETH SLOVIC

2015 Portland School Board Election: Candidate Paul Anthony Enters the Fray


Paul Anthony, a North Portland parent activist and CFO for a Beaverton-based financial services company, has announced he's running for the Portland School Board to challenge incumbent Matt Morton in North Portland's Zone 2. Anthony has three children in Portland Public Schools, two at Chief Joseph/Ockley Green K-8 and one at Benson Polytechnic High School. He has been inst...   More
 
Friday, December 5, 2014 by BETH SLOVIC

Portland Superintendent Carole Smith Proposes Ending Neighborhood Transfer Lottery

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Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith will recommend ending neighborhood-to-neighborhood lottery transfers among K-8 students Tuesday night—a proposal aimed at achieving greater equity and balancing enrollment among elementary, K-8 and middle schools.Smith's proposal to the school board follows a recent report from a volunteer committee that studied two intertwined issues: <...   More
 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by BETH SLOVIC

Central Catholic Says Coach Patrick Jay Wallace Won't Return Next Year

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Central Catholic High School today announced that freshman football coach Patrick Jay Wallace is finished at the prep football powerhouse."We have informed Jay that he will not be offered a coaching position at Central Catholic next year nor in subsequent years to come," Central Catholic president John Harrington tells WW. "Jay has never been a member of the teaching st...   More
 
Monday, November 24, 2014 by BETH SLOVIC

Sellwood Middle School Held Student Body Election for Only Students of Color

Sellwood's principal today sent a letter to parents about the 2011-12 incident to resolve U.S. Office for Civil Rights complaint

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It's not every day that the feds investigate student council races at middle schools.
Portland Public Schools today is making amends for a March 2012 decision at Sellwood Middle School to hold a student council election open only to students of color in an attempt to increase minority representation on the school's council.
Thursday, Principal Brian Anderson wrote to ...   More
 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 by BETH SLOVIC

Off-Field Pursuits

A Central Catholic football coach was previously fired over sexual misconduct allegations.


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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   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 BETH SLOVIC
 

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