Schools

A Years-Long Rift over School Fundraising Comes to a Head in Portland

At issue: should individual schools be able to buy more full-time staff members with foundation fundraising?

11/08/2022 By Julia Silverman

Arts News

12 Portland Arts Orgs Receive $10K Education Grants from Oregon Arts Commission

The Arts Learning grants went to 24 organizations statewide to support residencies, haunted houses, original operas, and more.

08/29/2022 By Conner Reed

Schools

Inside a School Day at the Muslim Educational Trust in Tigard

At Oregon’s sole Islamic K–12 school, finding a disciplined mix of religion and rigor.

08/29/2022 By Julia Silverman Photography by Amanda Lucier

Education

Running the Numbers on Portland’s Substitute Teacher Shortage

Part of a statewide problem that worsened in the COVID-19 pandemic, the substitute teacher shortage is poised to persist in the 2022–2023 school year.

08/26/2022 By Julia Silverman

Essay

Notes on Answering the Call to Substitute Teach in a Portland Middle School

Of paper airplanes and Fortnite, TikTok, worksheets, clap-outs and trying to make up for lost time.

08/26/2022 By Emily Chenoweth

School Supplies

Choice Back-to-School Supplies for the Design-Forward Kid

Japanese erasers, statement pencils, a whale stapler from Italy, lay-flat notebooks, and more from local stores.

08/25/2022 By Julia Silverman

Food

Recipe: Lunchbox-Friendly Chicken and Zucchini Meatballs

A look into Lunchbox, a new cookbook unpacking the never-ending struggle of what to pack your kids for lunch.

08/25/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Q&A

Ripping the City With Brennan Scarlett

The NFL player and founder of Big Yard Foundation, a Portland non-profit, discusses growing up in the Rose City and dishes on his favorite local spots.

07/22/2022 By Dalila Brent

Education

At Portland Public Schools, a Budget Debate Is Looming Large

With enrollment on the decline and costs on the rise, the school board weighs cutting teacher positions or tapping the PPS rainy-day fund.

04/22/2022 By Julia Silverman

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Brentwood-Darlington

Home to religious cemeteries and standout food carts, the Southeast Portland neighborhood Brentwood-Darlington was annexed in 1986.

03/30/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Feature

Inside the Search for Hundreds of Portland’s Missing Students

When Portland Public Schools’ buildings reopened in September, hundreds of students who should have been there never came back.

03/29/2022 By Julia Silverman Photography by NASHCO PHOTO

Schools

Portland's Largest School District to Go Mask Optional on March 14

PPS will remove the mask requirement, with other metro area school districts likely to follow suit.

03/03/2022 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch, February 28–March 6

Rain returns with a vengeance, how to help Ukraine and more.

02/28/2022 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week, January 24–30

A census of the tricounty area’s homeless population, final results from the Newberg school board election, and Kristof v. Oregon briefs due in court

01/24/2022 By Julia Silverman

Education

To Keep Schools Open, Portland Needs More Substitute Teachers

The problem is not everyone will make it through the application process, and not all substitutes want to fill in at schools where they are most needed.

01/21/2022 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Stories to Watch this Week, January 17–23

Friction between the Timbers front office and the fan base, school closures aplenty, and yet more unrest for the Portland Police Bureau

01/18/2022 By Julia Silverman

Education

What's Next for Schools during the Omicron Surge?

For starters, more Portland-area schools are likely to move into temporary distance learning.

01/11/2022 By Julia Silverman

Education

Two of Portland's Biggest High Schools Will Move to Remote Learning

The switch at Cleveland and McDaniel High Schools comes after a big jump in planned staff absences

01/06/2022 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week, December 20–26

Omicron cometh, get your booster shot, and a compromise on school schedules

12/20/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch, December 13–19

A special session in Salem, the race to replace DeFazio, and more

12/13/2021 By Julia Silverman