Rep. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) responds to growing 'opt out' movement
Rep. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) wants parents to be able to opt their children out of standardized tests for any reason, broadening a state law that currently allows opting out for reasons of religion or disability only.House Bill 2714&nbs...
Multnomah County Commissioners are considering new rules to regulate electronic cigarettes, including licensing retailers who sell e-cigarettes as well as traditional tobacco products.Right now, Multnomah County does not register tobacco or e-cigarette retailers, hampering efforts to monitor sales to minors, for example. Meanwhile, More
Why are the Jefferson Dancers—from Portland’s majority-black high school—mostly white?
The Jan. 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at
Northeast Portland’s Highland Christian Center had all the trappings of a
typical commemoration for the civil rights leader.
Sources tell WW that Matt Morton won't run again for the Portland Public Schools Board this spring, creating an open seat in what is already a hotly contested school board election.Morton, who declined to comment about his plans, has drawn criticism while on the board over allegations he has a conflict of interest. Morton also serves as executive director of the Native...More
Portland schools chief Carole Smith wants to reinvent the neighborhood school. Can she do it?
Carole Smith is the most powerful woman in Oregon education.
As superintendent of
Portland Public Schools, she makes tough decisions every day regarding
the district’s $535 million annual budg
Like a lot of Portland institutions, Reed College has a problem with bike thieves.Unlike a lot of Portland institutions, Reed College has its own security force with strong ties to local law enforcement.Gary Granger, director of community safety at Reed, says the Southeast Portland campus sees about 30 to 40 reported cases of stolen bikes annually. But the campus, which is open to th...
'Shoppers' have been issuing evaluations of schools' customer service since September
The David Douglas School District in Southeast Portland embarked this school year on an unusual project for getting feedback about their schools and facilities.
The 11,000-student district hired "mystery shoppers" from Advanced Feedback, a San Diego-based company, to gather information on employees' ...
Two public schools in Portland find the city has cut them out of arts-tax money.
Leah Maurer is a Portland mother of three, ages 3, 7 and 9. That means she knows a lot about teaching how to share.
The city of Portland? Less so.
voters approved the city’s arts ta
A Reed College expert says the debate over U.S.-Sponsored torture overlooks its toll on those who carry it out.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee
published a scathing report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of
torture after 9/11. The report found that, contrary to CIA cl