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Campaign for PPS Levy Sets No Limits on Contributions


The campaign to renew Portland Public Schools’ five-year local option levy is soliciting donations to the same war chest that paid for the district’s success...   More
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 by BETH SLOVIC

Glencoe Elementary School Parents Fume Over Principal Switcheroo

Southeast Portland School Will Have 5 Principals in 15 Months

Glencoe Elementary School

Glencoe Elementary School parents are furious about the unexpected departure of a newly hired principal, whose sudden exit will leave the Southeast Portland school with five different principals in a 15-month period. Their anger points to a larger problem in    More
Monday, October 13, 2014 by BETH SLOVIC

Black. Special Ed. Punished.

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. He entered pre-kindergarten at Irvington Elementary School with a host of troubles that made it hard for him to express   More
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Portland Public Schools' Board Adopts Protocol for Members over Steve Buel's Objections

School 2.0

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...   More
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 by BETH SLOVIC

U.S. Supreme Court Clears a Win for Gay Marriage


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear appeals of five states' gay marriage laws, paving the way for wider victories for same-sex marriage.The move has implications for more than just the five states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisc...   More
Monday, October 6, 2014 by BETH SLOVIC

Updated: State Hits Portland Public Schools With Penalties Over Disproportionate Discipline of African-American Students in Special Ed

expel check

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...   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by BETH SLOVIC

Not Clicking

Sen. Jeff Merkley’s position on Internet taxes puts him at odds with many liberals.

News Stories
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. They   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Democrats File Election Complaint Against Dennis Richardson Campaign


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
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by BETH SLOVIC

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz Celebrates Late Husband in Public Ceremony

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

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...   More
Sunday, September 28, 2014 by BETH SLOVIC

Core Values

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. For the first t   More
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

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