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GOOD EATS

What’s Cooking at Portland Public Schools?

Local nonprofit Curriculum of Cuisine brings the kitchen to the classroom.

  • By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz
  • Published 04/13/2016

ESSAY

How Picking a School Splits Portlanders into Hostile Camps

It's all very genteel, but still.

  • By Audrey Van Buskirk
  • Published 03/25/2016

EDUCATION

Inside Portland’s Schools

Explore the fast-changing landscape of local learning.

  • By Rachel Grozanick, Katelyn Best, Alex Madison, Matthew Billington, Fiona McCann, Ramona DeNies, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/15/2016

INSIDE THE SCHOOL BOARD

Gentrification, Testing, and Social Justice: School Boards Sit at the Center of the Storm

How Portland’s volunteer education leaders cope with an impossible job.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 01/15/2016

TEST YOURSELF

Could You Handle the Brutal New Test Oregon Students Face?

The state’s Smarter Balanced test is a real doozy.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 01/15/2016

ISSUES & INNOVATION

Portland’s Schools Take On Tough Issues and Bold Ideas

From absentee kindergartners to meditation classes, local education is transforming.

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Rachel Grozanick, Katelyn Best, Alex Madison, Ramona DeNies, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/15/2016

DESIGN

Can Mobile Apps Be Art?

One pioneering PCC course thinks so.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/31/2015

EDUCATION

Is This The Perfect College For the 21st Century?

The Indiegogo-funded Wayfinding Academy will focus on honing real-world skills rather than fulfilling prerequisites.

  • By Keegan Clements-Housser
  • Published 12/21/2015

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Game-Changing Project: Right Brain Initiative

Demonstrating the need for art in the classroom, every day

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 10/20/2015

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Extraordinary Executive Director: Andrew Mason of Open School

Redefining education for Portland's at-risk students

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 10/20/2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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