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School District Reverses Decision on Young Women's Academy




As part of her high-school redesign, Superintendent Carole Smith in September proposed closing the high school at the 206-stu...   More
 
Thursday, November 4, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Proponents of Publicly Funded Campaigns Admit Defeat in Portland



Heather Stuart, spokeswoman for the "Yes" on Measure 26-108 campaign to continue publicly funded political campaigns in Portland, issued the following statement around noon acknowledging defeat in yesterday's election:
The Friends of Vo...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Bobbing For Bad Apples

Why Portland Public Schools cans less than 1 percent of its teachers.


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Portland Public Schools officials say there’s one dropout rate they hope goes up. They’re ratcheting up efforts to get rid of incompetent teachers, but the results so far have been modest. ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Supporters of Publicly Funded Campaigns Outraise Opponents by More Than 5-1


  David and Goliath swapped positions in the battle for fundraising supremacy over publicly financed campaigns in Portland. Representing the little guy in the debate over Measure 26-108, Friends of Voter Owned Elections (which supports keeping Portland...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Campaigns on Both Sides of Public Campaign Finance Agree: Race Remains Too Close to Call


 
The initial returns for Measure 26-108, Portland’s test of public support to continue public campaign financing, suggest the city’s five-year experiment with giving tax dollars to candidates for mayor, city commissioner and auditor is likely to ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Footwear for Oregon Democrats




Talking about politics and fashion in the same breath can be just as dangerous as putting plaid and paisley together in the same outfit, especially where female candidates are concerned.

But in this case, we think it's safe to point ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Campaigns on Both Sides of Public Campaign Finance Agree: Race Remains Too Close to Call



The initial returns for Measure 26-108, Portland's test of public support to continue public campaign financing, suggest the city's five-year experiment with giving tax dollars to candidates for mayor, city commissioner and auditor is likely to end.

But both opp...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Supporters of Publicly Funded Campaigns Outraise Opponents by More Than 5-1




David and Goliath swapped positions in the battle for fundraising supremacy over publicly financed campaigns in Portland.

Representing the little guy in the debate over Measure 26-108, Friends of Voter Owned Elections (which supports keeping Portlan...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Bureaucrats Urge Caution Over Randy Leonard's Computer Plan



The final item on tomorrow's City Council agenda likely will produce the most contentious debate among commissioners.

That item concerns the Bureau of Development Services' recent request for   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

High-School Redesign: District Reveals Mayor’s “Blue Ribbon Taskforce”


 
One huge, unresolved issue surrounding Portland Public Schools’ high-school redesign concerns career training. Under Superintendent Carole Smith’s    More
 
Monday, November 1, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC
 

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