A Franklin High program getting more kids into higher ed still awaits school-district funding.
Giant white sheets of paper cover the walls of Susan
Anglada Bartley’s Advanced Placement English classroom at Franklin High
School, the long pages listing the 88 seniors in her classes, the
Portland Public Schools' final community meeting about the district's plan to close and redesign high schools, held at Franklin High last night, can only be described as a whopper. Franklin's theater, which holds 1,500 people, was beyond capacity. Some estimates put the crowd at 2,000. The turnout was a clear indication to school district officials that Franklin's community is worried about rumors ...