Light a Fire 2018: Extraordinary Executive Director

This Portlander Takes School Fundraising to the Next Level

As executive director of All Hands Raised, Dan Ryan brings fundraising dollars to more school districts.

10/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Education

How a Group of Portland Teens Scored a Huge Victory for Menstruation

Abby Rice and Chloe Knott helped persuade Portland Public Schools to spend $25,000 on menstrual products for 7,000 students.

10/03/2018 By Allison Place

Parent Trap

Inside Portland's Most Heated Parent Facebook Group

Six years ago, some data geeks with a camera joined forces online to try to make the local school district more transparent and fair. Here’s what happened.

08/15/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Facts of Life

How Three Portland High School Kids Are Reinventing Sex Ed

A "herpes pillow" and plush "Sammy the Sperm" all make appearances.

08/14/2018 By Hannah Wallace

Schools 2018

What's New at Portland Public Schools? Here's Your Primer.

PPS is complicated. We break (some of) it down.

08/03/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Education

Does Jefferson High School Need a New Name?

A ’61 graduate of the historically black school says it should be named for a woman, an African American, or an abolitionist—not a slaveowner.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

News

Hunger in Oregon: A Special Report

Our state has one of the highest levels of food insecurity in the country. What’s going on?

02/27/2018 Edited by Fiona McCann

A State of Hunger

Hunger in Oregon, by the Numbers

Why does our state rank so high in food insecurity? Here's a look at the stats.

02/27/2018 By Fiona McCann and Christine Menges

Hunger in Oregon

What Happens When Portland Kids Go Hungry?

Oregon ranks 13th in the nation for food insecurity. So who feeds many local children? The schools.

02/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Portland Public Schools?

We size up our local educational overlords.

08/14/2017 By Marty Patail

Education

Franklin High School Gets a Major Makeover

Asbestos be gone!

08/14/2017 By Anyi Wong-Lifton

Education

Schools 2017: What's the State of Education in Portland?

Take a quick look at changes facing Portland Public Schools, the metro area's many other districts, and local private education options.

02/01/2017 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Margaret Seiler and Zach Dundas

Schools 2017: PPS 411

Portland Public Schools Is in a State of Flux. What Do Parents Need to Know?

From boundary reviews to bond campaigns, here’s the 411 on PPS.

01/23/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Light a Fire 2016: Best New Nonprofit

Curriculum of Cuisine Teaches Portland’s High School Kids Healthy Choices

The new nonprofit puts real chefs into local classrooms.

10/10/2016 By Ben Tepler

Health News

Here's What You Need to Know about Lead

Should Portlanders be worried about lead pipes and paint?

10/04/2016 By Webb Wright

GOOD EATS

What’s Cooking at Portland Public Schools?

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

04/13/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz