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Two Education Policy Forums of Note Next Week

Jefferson High School hosts two forums on the challenges of public education next week.

The first forum, on Wednesday, Dec. 8, will cover recent changes in how the Seattle public school district evaluates teacher performance. Hosted by Stand ...   More
Sunday, December 5, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Portland Public Schools Director on Paid Administrative Leave

Three days after members of the Portland School Board issued one of their harshest assessments ever of a district program, the director of tha...   More
Friday, December 3, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Five-Year Budget Forecast Expected Next Week

City officials will present Portland's five-year general fund forecast to City Council members next week.

Until then, Mayor Sam Adams' budget memo [PDF] from November offe...   More
Thursday, December 2, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Council Approves Mayor's Gun Plan

Portland City Council this morning unanimously approved Mayor Sam Adams' five-point plan to control illegal gun...   More
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Read the Letter: Washington County DA's Response to "Sexting"

Today's cover story references a three-page letter from Washington County District Attorney Bob Hermann.

Hermann's letter [PDF] ...   More
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Portland Wants to Join NYC in Fighting for Green Taxi Cabs

Portland City Council this morning will hear a resolution to authorize the city attorney's office to join in an amicus brief and participate in court proceedings in the case of City of New York v. Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade.

At issue in New York is a feder...   More
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Sext Crimes

Oregon has a name for teens who take dirty photos with their cell phones: Child Pornographer.

Cover Story
NEW PORNOGRAPHER?: Antjuanece Brown in custody. IMAGE: vivianjohnson.comJolene Jenkins was 16 when she first met Antjuanece Brown. The two ate pizza, watched a movie and messed around looking at YouTu ...   More
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Portland School Board Members Calls for Reconstituting District Program

Portland School Board member Martín González made a bold proposal to reconstitute Portland Public Schools' long-troubled department for teaching English to immigrant and refugee students.

The remarks from Gonz&aacute...   More
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

The Oregonian: Bomb Suspect Investigated for Alleged Date Rape

The Oregonian today published an account of allegations against bomb plot suspect Mohamed O. Mohamud that surfaced last year regarding a possible date rape on ...   More
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

There's No Such Thing as Free Lunch or Free Parking Today

Fair warning: While most non-emergency City of Portland employees have the day off today, parking-meter attendants do not. They're working overtime, which means there is NO free parking in Portland today.

And now that Thanksgiving is...   More
Friday, November 26, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

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