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BUDGET SMARTS

Get Smarter For Cheap at Portland’s Underground Grad School

A new DIY school offers Portlanders a deep-dive on academic subjects at bargain prices.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 03/04/2015
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TOP SCHOOLS 2015

Ranking Portland's Best Schools

We compare 596 public and private schools around the Portland metro area to see how your child's education measures up.

  • By Marty Patail, Ramona DeNies, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/28/2015
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TOP SCHOOLS 2015

Making a Case for Shop Class in the Twenty-First Century

Dan Ryan—CEO at All Hands Raised, the independent fundraising group for the city’s public education—talks vocational training for the real world.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/27/2015
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TOP SCHOOLS 2015

Academic Success, Hunger Games-Style?

Trackers Earth, a radical homeschool program, teaches archery, blacksmithing, and survival with an "unschooling" philosophy.

  • By Eric Earle
  • Published 01/27/2015
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TOP SCHOOLS 2015

How Hood River Students Help Run Their Super-Green School

An architectural lesson in earth science, where kids "eat their conservation vegetables before their solar cookies.”

  • By Hannah Wallace
  • Published 01/27/2015
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Article

The Portland Kitchen Cooks Up Success

A free after-school program provides underprivileged students the chance to gain vocational skills and healthy eating habits.

  • By Nicole Cordier
  • Published 05/15/2014
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FEATURE

Portland's Top Schools 2014

Our annual report card for more than 600 public and private schools in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Clark Counties.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/03/2014
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INTERVIEW

Q&A: Lincoln High School's Peyton Chapman

The veteran principal on youth culture, smartphones, and her own teenage misadventure

  • By Michael Zusman
  • Published 09/03/2013
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PDX INDEX

PDX Index: School Lunches

A by-the-numbers guide to what Portland Public School students are eating.

  • By Emily Gravlin
  • Published 09/03/2013
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TROPHY CASE

Trophy Case: The Best of Portland Design & Creativity in June

June's best handmade stuff, from Bauhaus-inspired turbans to luxe woolen club covers

  • Published 06/04/2013
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PDX PROBLEMS

Is Summer Vacation Hurting Portland's Kids?

School performance plummets during the long, hot vacation. Why not kill it?

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/03/2013
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FEATURE

Our Schools Guide 2013

The ultimate by-the-numbers guide to our region's 596 public and private schools

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/24/2013
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FEATURE

What I Learned: Lessons from Portland High Schools

An anonymous survey of local high school students and teachers reveals what's really going on in today's high schools.

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 01/17/2013
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Features

Progress Report 2012: Our Schools

A decision about your child's schooling is one of the most important you'll ever make. It helps to be educated!

  • By Martin Patail
  • Published 01/20/2012

Private Schools Guide 2011

Pop Quiz

We've got straight-up answers to your private school FAQs.

  • By Ali Moran, Nicole Morales, and Gretchen Holzgang
  • Published 01/20/2011
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Portland Monthly Presents

Private Schools Guide 2011

Finding the right hallowed hall for your child isn’t an easy process. But we can help you get started with stats on more than 100 area private schools, and profiles of 12 that are excelling in everything from science to community service.

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 01/19/2011
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