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Portland Principals Head to Movies During School Day

The Portland Association of Teachers union has a pointed critique in its most recent newsletter to members about a field trip that Portland Public Schools principals took last week to the movies.

Instead of attending an already plan...   More
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

New Urban Renewal Proposal Includes Waterfront Amphitheater

The lobster antenna that extends from the newly proposed downtown Portland urban-renewal district to the Willamette River offers one exam...   More
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Mayor Calls New Urban Renewal District "Tight" Not Gerrymandered

In response to a tweet that called Mayor Sam Adams' proposal for a new urban-renewal district "BS," Adams offered the above lengthy reply. In it, he calls    More
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Racial Parody

A Lewis & Clark College student becomes the poster child for political satire on campus.

News Stories
Lewis & Clark College professors and staff want interim school President Jane Atkinson to expunge a student’s disciplinary record, which alleges the student is guilty of disorderly conduct and h ...   More
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

School Board Splits 4-3 In Favor of Closing Marshall

The Portland School Board tonight voted 4-3 to close the three small school on the Marshall High School campus in Southeast Portland at the end of this school year.

Dilafruz Williams, Martín González and David Wynde rejected Superint...   More
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

County Chairman Voices Concern over Mayor's Urban Renewal Proposal

A proposal for a new 345-acre urban renewal district running through downtown, Northwest and Southwest Portland has opened another chapter in the ongoing Portland-Multnomah County budget drama.

In an email last week to city and county officials, Pete...   More
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

PPS Confronts New Labor Dispute; Custodians and Food-Service Workers Plan Rally

Eight months after protracted talks between Portland Public Schools and its teachers ended in a new three-year agreement, the school district enters ano...   More
Monday, October 11, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Señor Dobbs: Ex-CNN Commentator in Familiar Territory

The Nation has a story this week about Lou Dobbs, the former CNN anchor, and his use of undocumented immigrants' labor. It's worth a read.

Two years ago, WW...   More
Friday, October 8, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall Notebook: Randy Leonard on the Sellwood Bridge Deal

First comes Christmas in July. Now we have Valentine's Day in October.

Commissioner Randy Leonard is in Scotland this week, but he blogged from abroad to give big props to Mayor Sam Adams for "getting the most out of Portlanders' tax dollars." He's referrin...   More
Thursday, October 7, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Waiting For “Superman”

Adventures in tenure.

Movie Reviews & Stories
The problem with education reform today isn’t teachers unions. It isn’t people who hate teachers unions. The problem with our schools—and the reason movies like the new documentary W ...   More
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 BETH SLOVIC
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