PPS' 2020 Bond May Change Direction On High Schools


Portland Public Schools is starting plans for a bond measure in 2020, and it might divert from the facilities plans set years ago, to prioritize renovations at all the high schools.

Class Of 2025: How A Sense Of Control Can Help Students With Childhood Trauma


Kids who’ve been through trauma are more than twice as likely to drop out before finishing high school. What helps? Giving the student flexibility and a greater sense of control. 

Class Of 2025: Meeting The Challenge Of Childhood Trauma With 'Extra Love'


One of the biggest barriers for kids on their journeys through school involves problems outside of school — like childhood trauma. 

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Lewis & Clark College Dismisses Curator Of Campus Gallery

Another longtime home for gallery shows turns toward more student and faculty work, as the circle of creative space continues to shrink.

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Oregon Teachers Call For Solutions To Disruptive Student Problems

Teachers say some problems have only gotten worse, like fraying supports for students’ emotional and psychological needs.

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Workshop Helps Portland High School Students Tackle Tough Topics

High school students in Portland spent a Saturday talking about topics that can make people squirm — like race, privilege and prison. The idea: get comfortable with talking about them.

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Thinking Of Becoming A Linfield Wildcat? Your Cat Can, Too

Linfield College intends to crack the dorm room door just a bit, to let Fido, Spot or Fluffy scurry in.

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Portland Public Schools Could Allow Some Part-Time High School

As state officials revisit approval of part-time high school for certain students, the state's largest district remembers its recent history with adding instruction time.

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Judge Orders PSU Hit-And-Run Suspect To Get Mental Health Evaluation

A Multnomah County judge ordered Greg Porter, the man charged with three counts of attempted murder stemming from a May hit-and-run, be sent to the Oregon State Hospital for an evaluation.

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Gov. Kate Brown Questions Looser High School Class Time Rules

Seven weeks after backing her state Board of Education’s decision to loosen high school instruction-time requirements, Gov. Kate Brown is second-guessing the decision.

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Big Changes Coming To Portland Schools' Land, Even Without Baseball

Major League Baseball isn't coming to the home of Oregon's largest school district. But big, radical change is still coming to this part of Portland — and that could mean a windfall for the district. 

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Enrollment Continues To Decline At Oregon Colleges, Universities

Total university enrollment is at its lowest point since 2012, and the enrollment of students from Oregon is in a trough not seen since 2008.

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Oregon Lawmakers Draft Wish List To Improve Schools

At a meeting in Salem on Thursday, legislators on a special committee talked of "going big" to cure what's ailing Oregon’s public schools.


Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon set a goal to have graduate 100 percent of students in the class of 2025. OPB has followed a group of students from kindergarten as they start their educational journey toward high school. Third grade is almost over for the Class of 2025. These are some of their stories.

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