Education

Portland Private Schools, by the Numbers: 2021

Looking for the skinny on the private school scene in Portland? Here's our annual, obsessively detailed look at your choices, just in time for open house/admissions season.

09/16/2021 Edited by Julia Silverman

Education

What's the Holdup with COVID Screening at Oregon Schools?

Unpacking why the state is behind the curve with its rollout of screening tests for K-12 students

09/09/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week

Here’s your cheat sheet to what everyone in Portland will be talking about this week

08/30/2021 By Julia Silverman

Education

Burning Questions About Back to School 2021

All about masks, vaccine mandates, outdoor lunch, quarantine policy, and more.

08/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

School

Pack Your Schoolbag with These Local Back-to-School Supplies

Where to find everything from backpacks, planners, water bottles, and more while supporting Portland businesses.

08/23/2021 By Cami Hughes

Back to School

Portland Public Schools Mandates COVID Vaccines for All Employees

Oregon's largest school district will require shots for all except those who have medical exemptions.

08/18/2021 By Julia Silverman

Education

Back to School: Local Black Parents on Making a Tough Call

Nationally, many Black families were hesitant to return to school. One N. Portland school bucked that trend last spring, by building trust among families.

08/17/2021 By Fiona McCann

Back to School

When 'Back to School' Still Means Opening Up a Laptop

The district and others are modeling a future where school is always online and from home.

08/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

Back to School

The Application Boom at Portland's Private Schools

After more than a year of disrupted education, more families are seeking out private alternatives.

08/04/2021 By Julia Silverman

Education

PPS Just Unveiled Its Plan for Virtual School This Fall

And only kids and families with documented medical needs will be eligible to attend.

07/13/2021 By Julia Silverman

Sponsored Content

ASCEND Is a Roadmap for Career Success

The virtual CTE (Career and Technical Education) program helps graduates make informed decisions about what comes next.

07/02/2021 By Ben McBee

Sponsored Content

Extracurriculars That Boost a Sense of Belonging

Clubs and student activities foster tangible connections and experiences for remote learners at Oregon Charter Academy.

06/23/2021 By Ben McBee

Sponsored Content

Dispelling the Special Ed Stigma with Virtual Learning

Oregon Charter Academy’s special education and related services help students achieve their goals in a safe and supportive environment.

06/23/2021 By Ben McBee

Coronavirus

From Resource Base to Full-Fledged Nonprofit, the Portland Student Pandemic Response Is Making Moves

A year in, the student-led nonprofit continues to evolve. Its latest tool: a vaccine text line.

04/21/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Education

Should Oregon Schools Stop Standardized Tests This Year?

With so little time in school buildings, districts are looking to opt out and scale back. But at what cost?

04/13/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

The Strangest Election in America Right Now Is This Portland School Board Race

The backstory on how Facebook pleas, a Zoom call, and a late change of heart created chaos in North Portland’s Zone 4.

04/11/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Essay

Remembering Kevin Peterson Jr.

On October 29, 2020, Kevin Peterson Jr.—‘Splash’ as he was known to his classmates and friends—was shot to death by police in Vancouver, Washington.

03/13/2021 By Ted Katauskas

Education

So, Will Your Kid Be Back to School Full-Time in Oregon Next Year?

State education officials are hopeful but aren’t making promises just yet.

03/12/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: What Will Schools Look Like in the Fall?

Portland Monthly news editor Julia Silverman talks with Oregon Department of Education director Colt Gill about when schools might be able to go back ...

03/12/2021 By Gabriel Granillo