Testing Their Patience

A group of students is dragging down ratings of a school in a historically black neighborhood. They’re white.

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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,   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

HotSeat: Eric Utne


Eric Utne founded the Utne Reader, a print forerunner of content aggregation sites such as the Huffington Post, in 1984. The magazine, published bimonthly, pulled in excerpts and reprints from a range of media sources. It's mission is to bring readers "the best of the alternative press."In 2000, Utne walked away from the magazine that still bears his name and took a job teaching at a Waldorf school ...   More
Thursday, February 28, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Portland Index: Grad Bag

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The best way you can predict the economic success of a city is by figuring out how many adults have finished college. Certainly, people who have a college degree tend to earn more—but so do pe   More
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 SAM STITES

Six And The City

The bold and the bizarre among the concepts to redevelop a key site.

City Hall
 The 10-acre site Portland Public Schools now occupies just north of the Rose Quarter could become a Costco, as The Oregonian reported earlier this month.   More
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

The Longer Path to Adulthood Explained

Oregon State University professor Richard Settersten and blogger Barbara E. Ray, have spent the last decade surveying 20-somethings to find out why they're taking longer to reach adulthood than previous generations. The result of their research is their book, "Not Quite Adults: Why 20-Somethings are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood, and why it's Good for Everyone." Settersten, a professor ...   More
Monday, January 10, 2011 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER


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