With full-time school off the table, micro-school is firmly on it for some, while questions swirl about equity.
Back to School?
The Portland Association of Teachers says that unless COVID-19’s spread can be stopped, it’s not safe to open schools.
Brett Bigham took to Twitter to sort out his feelings about it all. A lot of people took notice.
How Portland schools and parents should prepare for a future of online classrooms
Portland schools are in session through June 10. September could bring a mix of in-person and virtual learning.
How We’re Coping
Aron Nels Steinke talks virtual education and how to support your local indie bookstore.
Socially Distant Learning
Advice from a pro for the homeschooling journey ahead of parents everywhere
James John Elementary doesn’t have a ton of wealthy parents. But the book-loving culture there runs deep.
The chief engagement officer has a message for the state’s largest school district. Is the city ready to listen?
The fight against the X-Men of vermin comes down to one word: vigilance.
Teachers, students, and parents flocked to Waterfront Park to demand more funding for public schools.
How to Help
Pay taxes? Check. Want to do even more for schoolkids? Here are some ways to give a little extra.
With Rosa Parks Elementary, Tamala Newsome helped shape a neighborhood.
Light a Fire 2018: Extraordinary Executive Director
As executive director of All Hands Raised, Dan Ryan brings fundraising dollars to more school districts.
Abby Rice and Chloe Knott helped persuade Portland Public Schools to spend $25,000 on menstrual products for 7,000 students.
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.
Facts of Life
A "herpes pillow" and plush "Sammy the Sperm" all make appearances.
PPS is complicated. We break (some of) it down.
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.
Our state has one of the highest levels of food insecurity in the country. What’s going on?