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PCC President Jeremy Brown Seeks Job in Arkansas

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The president of Portland Community College, Jeremy Brown, is an applicant for a chancellor job in Arkansas.
Brown is among 54 candidates seeking the job at Mid-South Community College ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by BETH SLOVIC

Remember Portland's $5 Million Gift to Portland Public Schools?

Former Mayor Sam Adams' 2012 rescue will now cost PPS $4.5 million.

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Former Mayor Sam Adams made a major splash in 2012 when he announced he would prop up local school district budgets with $7 million in city funds, including $5 million specifically earmarked for Portland Public Schools.
At PPS, Superintendent Carole Smith, school board members and the Portland Association of Teachers union applauded the rescue, crediting it    More
 
Monday, April 20, 2015 by BETH SLOVIC

Reed Student Jeremiah True Arrested on Allegations of Sex Abuse, Disorderly Conduct

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Portland police last night arrested Jeremiah True, the Reed College student who drew national attention to campus last month for his increasingly bizarre free speech protests.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office    More
 
Friday, April 17, 2015 by BETH SLOVIC

Housebound

Washington state offers an alternative to sending parents to prison. Is Oregon willing to try it?


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Michelle Newell busted up her family in 2010 with a repeat conviction for writing bad checks to cover a drug habit. The state sent her to Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Ore   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Portland School Board Splits 3-3 on Salary Audit

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A resolution to audit administrative salaries in Portland Public Schools failed Tuesday night on a 3-3 vote, but supporters are vowing to bring it back after the May 19 election when a new school board would likely approve it.
Board member...   More
 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by BETH SLOVIC

Portland Public Schools Board Members Push for Audit of Central Office Salaries

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Three members of the Portland Public Schools board of education want the school district to immediately audit central-office salaries, following a report in WW on April 1 that Superintendent Carole Smith was handing out hefty pay raises to her closest staff.The t...   More
 
Monday, April 13, 2015 by BETH SLOVIC

Buckman Elementary Principal Leaves Temporarily, Cites "Health"

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Principal churn in Portland Public Schools continues. Last Monday, parents at Buckman Elementary School in Southeast Portland learned the principal who started in fall 2014, Robin Morrison, is taking a temporary leave. In an email to parents the principal cited health reasons.Morrison ...   More
 
Friday, April 10, 2015 by BETH SLOVIC

Bad Boy

Steve Buel is cranky, irritating, stubborn—and a surprising force for change in Portland Public Schools.


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Greg Belisle demanded an answer. Steve Buel refused to give him one. It was Jan. 27, 2014, and Belisle was holding the gavel as co-chairman of the Portland Public Schools board. He and the oth   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Wilson High Principal Reinstates Teachers in 'Initiation Activity' Case

The school's principal earlier said the incidents involved hazing.

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Wilson High School principal Brian Chatard announced Tuesday the conclusion of his investigation into a classroom 'initiation' that put three teachers on paid administrative leave in February.
All of the teac...   More
 
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by BETH SLOVIC

Portland School Board Members React to Administrator Salary Increases

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It started as a heads up. It ended as a head butt.
Sean Murray, chief human resources officer for Portland Public Schools, sent an email to school board members Tuesday alerting them to his interview with WW about salary increases among top administrators earlier in the day.    More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by BETH SLOVIC
 

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