UPDATED: Lincoln Posts Lowest Grad Rate for African-American Students of Any PPS High School

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At one high school in Portland, only 38 percent of black kids graduate in four years, according to data released by the Oregon Department of Education on Friday. It’s Lincoln High—the worst in the district for black students graduating on time, according to data released for the 2010-11 school year.Lincoln, meanwhile, has the highest overall graduation rate among PPS high schools (84 percent), ...   More
 
Monday, January 30, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Mark Your Calendars: Oct. 18 Health Care March Downtown For A Public Option


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Local supporters of a public option as part of national health care reform are organizing a march downtown on Oct. 18. “There is citizen discontent with the current bill” working its way through the Senate Finance Committee, says Ian McCurdy, one of the event's supporters. According to the group's website, the demonstration aims to show insurance companies that Portland “has ...   More
 
Friday, September 25, 2009 Anvi Bui

Mayor Adams All "Atwitter" About Lincoln High


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Mayor Sam Adams is weighing in on Portland Public Schools' high school redesign process. Judging from the emails I'm now getting from anxious parents about the upcoming changes, he may want to be careful what he Tweets. Here's the mayor's latest: David Wynde is a two-term school board member. Dick Spies is a former Lincoln High parent from Group Mackenzie Architects. Lincoln, Portland's ...   More
 
Thursday, November 19, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Portland School District's Attorney Fires Back at WW's Cheerleading Story


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Jollee Patterson, the Portland Public Schools' general counsel, sent a letter recently to WW and Oregon Women Lawyers, blasting WW for its cover story last week on Lincoln High School's cheerleading team. Here's Patterson's letter, dated Dec. 18: Dear Editor, I have grave concerns about your article about one of our transgendered students. At Portland Public schools, we take very seriously ...   More
 
Thursday, December 24, 2009 MARK ZUSMAN

New Problems for Lincoln High's Football Team; Principal Needs $30,000 to Keep Coach


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Lincoln High School's principal Peyton Chapman is scrambling to raise $30,000 so the school can keep its new varsity football coach, who has already started leading practices. Mike Fanger, a former head football coach at Lewis & Clark College who came to Lincoln from La Salle Catholic College Preparatory in Milwaukie, was hired this winter. Fanger replaces the interim Lincoln football coaches, ...   More
 
Monday, August 23, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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