- Oregon's largest school districts to continue offering online learning option next year
- Mar 22, 8:36 AM: Administrators with Salem-Keizer Public Schools' EDGE online program say some students are finding success through online school
- Legislators push for money to train Oregon teachers in the science of reading
- Mar 1, 9:18 AM: A majority of the state’s 4th and 8th graders are not proficient in reading, according to national data on student progress
- See which Portland schools, metro districts had big enrollment losses: PPS reports 4% fewer students this year than last
- Feb 22, 9:25 AM: Portland Public Schools, like most districts in Multnomah County, saw big declines in its enrollment this school year compared to last, new state figures show.
- Portland Public Schools expects to see 3,400 students leave by next school year
- Feb 18, 9:30 AM: Next year, Portland Public Schools said they're going to see a big dip in enrollment, which they said is on par with the rest of the state and country.
- Left Behind: Portland could look to McMinnville for ways to help students of color soar in math
- > Feb 7, 10:08 AM: In 2019, after Portland Public Schools leaders saw only about 20% of their Latino fifth graders and 10% of their Black fifth graders register as proficient in math, they vowed to help students of color make big gains in the
- Oregon Trail Academy works to improve pathways for success for online students
- > Feb 7, 9:59 AM: When the Oregon Trail Academy graduated its first class in 2019, there were but five seniors and all successfully crossed the finish line. In 2020, due to several changes and growing pains, the charter school's graduation rate
- Oregon lawmakers to consider bill aimed at giving families more choice in how their child gets an education
- Feb 4, 10:25 AM: In Oregon, once a school district has 3% or more of its students enrolled in a virtual public charter school, it can deny requests.
- Opinion: Oregon needs an elected state school chief and a panel to empower parents
- > Feb 1, 7:09 AM: There's no question these past two years have been hard on our kids. The state left them behind. Now it's time to turn the page. We can do that by keeping our classrooms open, giving them a say in where and how they attend school,
- Portland’s Black and Latino students shortchanged from the earliest grades, belying pledge to put them first
- > Jan 31, 9:04 AM: Low expectations, poor teacher training, outdated curricula and a revolving door of leadership all continue to doom the vast majority of the district’s Black and brown children to a lifetime of diminished opportunities, starting
- Portland Public Schools admin accuses teachers of coordinating sick calls
- Jan 18, 7:43 AM: The district's HR chief says they're "getting reports of educators being asked by colleagues to call-in sick with the intention" of closing schools.
- Butte Falls Charter School switches to distance learning due to COVID-19
- > Jan 13, 8:50 AM: On January 11, Butte Falls Charter School switched to online learning after several students went home early after testing positive for COVID-19. In addition, nearly a quarter of the school’s roughly 230 students had to stay at home
- Charter school for BIPOC students opening in Portland
- Dec 9, 6:06 AM: Holla Public Charter School is expected to open in the fall of 2022 in partnership with the Reynolds School District.
- Editorial: PPS must hold firm against teachers union proposal to cut in-person school
- Dec 6, 9:04 AM: Apparently, the union believes that the way out of the hole caused by canceling in-person instruction is… to cancel additional in-person instruction.
- ‘We just can’t support that’: Portland Public Schools leaders respond to union’s virtual instruction proposal
About 1 in 4 Black and Latino ninth graders in Portland Public Schools finished last year with fewer than six credits, a key indicator of whether a student will graduate on time. District officials say they can't accept a union >
Dec 1, 8:50 AM:
- New charter school focused on BIPOC community to open in east Portland
- Nov 30, 7:40 AM: A new charter school focused on the BIPOC community is coming to the east side of Portland. HOLLA School will be housed in the Rockwood Boys and Girls Club.
- Oregon lifts bachelor's degree requirement for substitutes in schools
- > Oct 13, 5:54 AM: For a limited time, if you want to be a substitute teacher in Oregon, you won't need a bachelor's degree. The state of Oregon issued a temporary rule that will allow school districts to implement Emergency Substitute Teaching
- Some families frustrated over long-standing Oregon rule allowing districts to cap students who can attend online charter school
Hundreds of families haven't been able to enroll in Oregon Charter Academy because of a law commonly referred to as “the three-percent rule," said school officials.
Sep 23, 8:51 AM:
- K-12 Virtual Charters See Wave in Enrollment
- Sep 20, 9:01 AM: Enrollment at public virtual schools surged upward last year — and insiders say it’s likely to continue.
- 'There's nothing in place': Parents ask Portland Public Schools for quarantine plan
- Sep 17, 8:22 AM: While at least 200 PPS students have been asked to quarantine, parents say they've done so without distance learning alternatives in place.
- Portland Public Schools capped enrollment for its virtual academy at 500 students. Then the delta va
- > Aug 30, 11:40 AM: As COVID-19 vaccinations were on the rise and restrictions on businesses and gatherings waned in the spring, Portland Public Schools officials took a bet on the number of families who would want their children to take classes