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Portland Public Schools Proposes Boundary Changes That Could Affect Thousands Of Students

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 3, 2015

Parents with kids in Portland Public Schools are reacting to proposals aimed at balancing enrollment and increasing equity across the district.

Boundary Changes Coming To Portland Schools

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 8, 2015

Portland Public Schools is in the process of redrawing the district's boundary lines, which could dramatically alter demographics at some schools.

Discussing Proposed Changes to PPS Transfer Policy

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll hear more about recommended changes to the transfer policy at Portland Public Schools from the district, parents, and the committee that made the recommendations.

News Roundtable: November 14, 2014

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 14, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Parents Object To New PPS Transfer Policy Proposal

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Concerned parents attended a school board meeting on Monday night to comment on proposed changes to the transfer policy at Portland Public Schools.

Transfer Policy Changes Coming To Portland Public Schools

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 2, 2014

TUESDAY: The district is starting the process of overhauling its transfer policies while at the same time redrawing neighborhood school boundaries.

Teachers And Parents Question Superintendent's Raise

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 26, 2014

TUESDAY: A petition started by a Wilson High School teacher calls for Portland Public Schools superintendent Carole Smith to give the money from her 28 percent raise to needy students.

Winning Lincoln High School Constitution Team Talks Civics

OPB | Broadcast: May 13, 2014

TUESDAY: Members of Lincoln's Constitution team discuss civics education in light of a new poll suggesting Oregon voters are woefully lacking knowledge in the subject.

Retirement Is Up Among Oregonians

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 16, 2013

MONDAY: Looming cuts to public pensions and an improving economy are prompting more Oregonians to retire.

Portland Parents File Complaint About Lack Of Teaching Time

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 4, 2013

MONDAY: Parents of Portland Public School students say the district's high school schedule violates state law by not providing enough hours of instruction.

Enrollment Is Changing In NE Portland Schools

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 25, 2013

OPB Reporter Rob Manning fills us in on potential changes to schools in NE Portland. 

Students Protest Standardized Test

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 11, 2013

Portland Public School students are waging a campaign to boycott a state-mandated standardized test.

Proposed Portland Arts Tax

OPB | Broadcast: June 26, 2012

On Wednesday, the Portland City Council will vote on whether to refer a new citywide $35 income tax to the November ballot.

Closing the Young Women's Academy?

OPB | Broadcast: April 23, 2012

A group of passionate parents says closing the state's only all-girls public school would be a big mistake.

The Future of Outdoor School

OPB | Broadcast: April 11, 2012

Portland Public Schools may cut funding for Outdoor School, a traditional part of the sixth grade science curriculum. What would this mean for you?

Chronic Absences in Oregon Schools

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 2, 2012

Researchers have taken a look into chronic absence in Oregon schools.

Redesigning Portland Schools

OPB | Broadcast: April 28, 2010

What would proposed changes in the Portland Public School district mean for you?

No Place to Call Home: Families

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 24, 2009

Our special series on homelessness, No Place to Call Home, begins with an exploration of homeless families.

School Equity

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 8, 2009

What's the best way to ensure quality education for all high school students in a school district?

TOL Remote in Newport: Wave Energy

OPB | Broadcast: June 17, 2009

Can the sea power us in the future?