Boston Voters Will Decide Mayoral Election Without Help from Portland Nonprofit


Boston voters are voting for a new mayor today to replace five-term incumbent Thomas Menino, who is retiring. They will cast their votes without the influence of a Portland nonprofit that is increasingly involved in educational politics nationwide through its various state chapters. That group, Stand For Children, started out here in 1999 as a grass-roots effort, with organizers mobilizing parents ...   More
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Compression Bandage

Voters have told some schools they can have more money. But a fight is brewing in Salem whether to allow them to collect it.

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Not having enough money is a problem most public schools in Oregon understand well. But having money they can’t get access to—that’s even worse. In 2011, voters by nearly 3-to-2 approved a   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Stand For Children Leader Taking Heat

Jonah Edelman

Jonah Edelman, the chief executive of Stand for Children, a national education reform group based in Portland, has been forced to eat his words after bragging in a June 28 video about outfoxing Illinois teachers’ union leaders and legislators earlier this year. Stand for Children used donations from private equity titans and others to convince Illinois lawmakers roll back seniority rights and strip ...   More
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 COREY PAUL

Another Reporter Leaves The Oregonian


Kim Melton, who covered the Legislature this session for The Oregonian, has left the daily to join the education advocacy group Stand For Children. Melton, who joined The Oregonian in September 2004, previously covered Portland Public Schools and suburban school districts. When her new role starts in July, she will work on policy issues and serve as and advocate and spokeswoman for Stand for Children. ...   More
Friday, June 24, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Two Education Policy Forums of Note Next Week

Jefferson High School hosts two forums on the challenges of public education next week. The first forum, on Wednesday, Dec. 8, will cover recent changes in how the Seattle public school district evaluates teacher performance. Hosted by Stand for Children, the Black Parent Initiative, and Community & Parents for Public Schools, the event from 6:30 pm to 8 pm will feature a labor negotiator ...   More
Sunday, December 5, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Stand for Children Writes a Big Check in Key Legislative Race

House District 24, which covers parts of Polk and Yamhill Counties, is shaping up as a key battleground in this fall's general election. Republicans, who hope to erode or eliminate Democrats' 36-24 majority in the House, are rallying behind one-term incumbent Jim Weidner (R-McMinnville), who had a rocky first term. A couple of weeks ago, the Oregon Beverage PAC donated $10,000 to Weidner. That ...   More
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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