A group of students is dragging down ratings of a school in a historically black neighborhood. They’re white.
Kim Wilson considers herself a conscientious objector.
It’s not war she is opposing, although she does feel children today are under attack. She objects to standardized tests.
Last year, Wilson,
Portland Public Schools board member Greg Belisle this month accepted a job with Multnomah County helping to run SUN Community Schools. The new $64,000-per-year position as a senior program specialist comes with challenges for Belisle, who first won election to the board in 2011.PPS doesn't allow employees of the dis...
Family says a crime occurred. Police say there's no evidence of that.
Family and friends of a 38-year-old Olympia, Wash., man who died Oct. 14 as a result of a severe head wound say Portland Police are declining to investigate the man's death as a homicide, even though he was found injured and at least partially unclothed near the Burnside Bridge in the early hours of Oct. 12.Cougar Burleigh, the Olympia, Wash., victim, was in Portland vi...
Southeast Portland School Will Have 5 Principals in 15 Months
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
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.
pre-kindergarten at Irvington Elementary School with a host of troubles
that made it hard for him to express
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...
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...
Sen. Jeff Merkley’s position on Internet taxes puts him at odds with many liberals.
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.