Friction between labor and management could have long-term consequences for Portland.
Two of Portland’s biggest organized labor groups spent the last week girding for the latest skirmishes in a larger campaign.
“I would never
compare myself to a brave American soldier fighting
"It was a sea of blue, thousands of people in blue."
Members of the Portland Association of Teachers voted Wednesday night to authorize a Feb. 20 walkout of Portland Public Schools classrooms—pushing the district perilously close to its first-ever teachers' strike. Their decision leaves just 14 days to resolve more than 9 months of bargaining where school district officials and union representatives talked past each other over the terms of a new contract.The ...
Portland Public Schools is months behind in releasing its progress report on helping minority students.
Portland Public Schools managed to get reports cards out
this week to its 47,000 students, who may wonder (along with hovering
parents) how well they’re performing.
Don’t expect the same for
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 spent $135,703 in October to send 79 employees, including Superintendent Carole Smith, to a national conference in St. Louis sponsored by one of its more controversial consulta
Bill Diss terminated, claims stance on abortion was the reason.
An annotated version of a press release sent to Willamette Week by Tom Ciesielka of TC Public Relations of Chicago concerning the recent termination of longtime Portland teacher Bill Diss who, on Monday, was reportedly fired by Portland school board. Our annotations are in italics.Portland, Oregon: On Monday, December 16, 2013 the school board for the Portland Public School District voted ...
Local news, Portland Police Bureau briefly punked.
Local media got snowed last night by an e-mail saying that Portland Public Schools would be delayed two hours for snow that had yet to materialize. KGW and KATU sent out tweets with the news. The Portland Police Bureau did likewise. Fifteen-year-olds across the city, we presume, cracked their energy drinks and sparkling apple ciders.But alas! It was not to be. Within about fifteen minutes, ...
A fed-up Portland teacher campaigns to take Salem to school.
Q & A
Don Gavitte’s classroom walls are covered in college
pennants: Stanford, Marquette, Hunter, Barnard, Oregon. All sent by
grateful former students. They are banners of Gavitte’s success.
What’s really at stake in the contract fight between the Portland schools and teachers.
Portland Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, has troubles enough as it is.
It’s under fire from
its auditor for abysmal graduation rates, facing a formal complaint from
Portland Public Schools has declared an impasse in negotiations with the Portland Association of Teachers, its 3,600-member teachers' union. The announcement sets the timeline for a possible strike by the union. The schools and teachers have spent six months trying to negotiate over a new contract, but both sides have characterized talks as unproductive, accusing the other side of trying to force ...