The Portland schools’ discipline rate against black students in special education brings sanctions from the state.
J.’s mother is the first to tell you her fifth-grader isn’t perfect.
pre-kindergarten at Irvington Elementary School with a host of troubles
that made it hard for him to express
Did "Portland nice" just get nicer?Last night, Portland Public Schools' Board of Education voted to adopt protocols for guiding members' best behavior.Among the suggestions?"Board members should refrain from personally criticizing another board member or district staff in public," the guidelines rea...
The Oregon Department of Education is fining Portland Public Schools for suspending and expelling a disproportionate number of special education students who are also African American.PPS officials were unable late Wednesday night to say exactly how much money the district will lose in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years — the time frame for the sanction — but the figure is likely to b...
Sen. Jeff Merkley’s position on Internet taxes puts him at odds with many liberals.
U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jeff Merkley
(D-Ore.) have a lot in common: blue-collar roots, Ivy League pedigrees
and adoring supporters among the nation’s left-wing voters.
Democrats have filed an election complaint against state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point), the Republican candidate for governor, alleging Richardson illegally traded a contribution for work from the campaign.The complaint stems from a $15,000 donation Richardson acce...More
The family of City Commissioner Amanda Fritz will celebrate the life of Dr. Steven Fritz at a public memorial service at Terry Schrunk Plaza downtown this evening. All are invited to attend the 5 p.m. ceremony.Steven Fritz died Wednesday morning in a collision on Interstate 5 on his way to work. He was a psychiatrist at Oregon State Hospital.In a press release about her husband's death, Ama...
The usually sleepy Davis Douglas School District faces contested board races.
David Douglas School District, the low-key Southeast
Portland educational agency best known for its drama-free governance,
will experience something of a historic milestone May 17.
the first t
The subject of a 2010 cover story in WW will play three shows with the Portland Cello Project this month.Harun Mustafa, the now 21-year-old subject of last year's piece, was a promising cello player when a single mistake at age 19 sent him to prison for 18 months. During a fig...
Mayor Sam Adams released his proposed budget Tuesday. And at a press conference to announce the $400 million-plus package, he touted new efforts to improve services for the homeless, Portland's struggling s...