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Grant High School Magazine Pans Proposed Temporary Relocation to Marshall

Student journos say PPS decision penalizes low-income and minority students

The Grant High School magazine has taken an in-depth look at Portland Public Schools' decision to relocate the students and staff from Northeast Portland to the mothballed Marshall High School campus in outer Southeast during a massive renovation in 2017.

The investigation by the student journalists found PPS' handling of the move wanting.

As Grant Magazine reporters Hunter Stewart and Koji Wieber put it:

"'We're fortunate in many ways that Marshall is available," David Mayne, communications manager for the Office of School Modernization said. "There's a lot of school districts that just have nowhere to go. So we have this facility that's available, currently in really good shape and not being used. So it's actually a nice asset to actually have.'"