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...
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: <...
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...
Sellwood's principal today sent a letter to parents about the 2011-12 incident to resolve U.S. Office for Civil Rights complaint
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 ...
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 sex crimes unit in the Portland Police Bureau has launched an investigation at Grant High School, where an undisclosed number of students allegedly filmed sexual activity among minors, police said Monday. A news release from the police says the filming took place on and off campus. No arrests have been made. Filming or photographing sex acts among minors—even c...
Portland Public Schools announced two weeks ago that it placed the principal of Kelly Elementary School in the Lents neighborhood on paid administrative leave Oct. 30. But it offered no other details, telling The Portland Tribune it was a More
The statewide teachers union, Oregon Education Association, is offering guidance to teachers on the increasingly popular practice of students' opting out of standardized tests.The fall 2014 issue of Today's OEA, a magazine for OEA membe...
The Portland School Board will hear a proposal tonight on substantial changes to the district's transfer policies.Right now, families in Portland Public Schools don't have to send their children to the schools nearest to their homes. Instead, they can enter an ...More