- 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 >
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
- 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
- Oregon will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all teachers
- > Aug 20, 3:43 PM: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday announced that every teacher in the state must be vaccinated against COVID-19, a reversal from her earlier assertions that superintendents and individual districts must decide on that
- Opinion: The truth about educational choice programs
- > Aug 19, 4:45 PM: All children deserve a chance at a great education, no matter where they live or how wealthy their parents are. Educational choice means all parents, regardless of means, enjoy the freedom to choose where and how their
- Review & Outlook: Dumbing Oregon Down
- > Aug 13, 11:44 AM: Why didn’t we think of that? Politicians and school officials in Oregon are embarrassed that too many minority children fail tests designed to confirm they’ve mastered the “essential skills” that high school is meant to
- Kids Unlimited Academy launches new ‘all year school’ model
- > Aug 5, 12:17 PM: Most kids in Oregon are still finishing up their summer break, but the same can't be said for hundreds of children enrolled in Kids Unlimited Academy public charter schools. Between the school's Medford and White City
- Portland-area schools have been open for in-person learning for weeks. Not everyone wanted to come back.
And a lot of parents — and children — weren’t ready for a full-scale return to the classroom this spring, even as every district in the Portland area went to lengths to provide that option at least part of the time.>
May 27, 6:14 AM:
- Oregon bill would require teacher union contracts allow class size management
- > May 11, 7:25 AM: A bill being considered in the Oregon Legislature this session, Senate Bill 580, would make class sizes a required component allowed in teacher union contract bargaining. The bill provides no increased state funding to
- Editorial: Class-size bill pushed by teachers union won’t help students
- > May 10, 8:03 AM: After a year in which students suffered profound academic, mental, social and emotional upheaval, Oregon legislators have a moral obligation to put students’ needs first in making any school-related decision.
- Oregon lawmakers take on teacher union ‘last in, first out’ rules
- > May 5, 7:24 AM: Under state law, Oregon school districts must retain their most senior teachers in the event of layoffs. The policy, called "last in, first out," is one that unions say enables industries to retain experience and
- Teachers in Portland Public Schools tentatively agree to begin teaching in person on April 1
- > Mar 16, 5:13 AM: The union representing Portland Public Schools has tentatively agreed to resume in-person teaching for elementary students on April 1, the same week that Gov. Kate Brown ordered elementary schools to allow all students to
- Oregon schools that don’t reopen may lose state funding
- Mar 11, 7:14 AM: Oregon school districts may face the threat of losing state funding if they don’t reopen classrooms after Spring Break.
- Oregon governor, legislative leaders plan to dole out $325 million for summer school, summer child care
- > Mar 9, 6:27 AM: Many Oregon children and teens who’ve suffered learning losses and mental health impacts from prolonged school closures will get summer learning and enrichment opportunities thanks to substantial grants to be doled out
- Portland High School students, parents call for more in-person learning
- > Feb 24, 7:38 AM: Some Portland High School students and parents say the students are not getting enough in-person learning despite the proposed schedule changes from the superintendent. Parents upset by Portland proposal for limited
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