Measure 98 would dedicate $147 million a year to high school programs. It would draw money from Oregon's general fund. Backers say there's plenty of money to do it, but others aren't so sure.
Board members point to the absence of district leadership, remaining questions about what the bond should include and the crowded fall ballot as reasons to postpone the PPS bond until May 2017.
Education | local | News | EnvironmentOPB | June 1, 2016 10:53 p.m.
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to the EPA, and results in about 21,000 related deaths each year.
Portland State University trustees sat down with students Wednesday in an effort to calm tensions between the governing board and student activists. But protests are likely to continue.
Portland-area students say they've been offered thousands of dollars in dubious financial aid, as the Oregon Attorney General hosted a national meeting on student debt.
In a move spearheaded by environmentalists, the Portland Public Schools board unanimously approved a resolution aimed at eliminating doubt of climate change and its causes in schools.
PPS board member Amy Kohnstamm led a unanimous vote to put off decisions on west-side boundary and building changes for a week.
Transportation | Education | local | NewsOPB | April 6, 2016 6:11 p.m. | Portland
Portland Public Schools provides free transit passes to its high school students. Advocates want the same for East Portland districts, and county officials are listening.
Portland Public Schools' first vote means turning Ockley Green into a middle school this fall and changing four K-8 programs into elementary schools.
A boundary committee has been working to rewrite lines all over the district, because Beaverton is opening a new high school. The latest proposal came out just days ago, surprising many parents.
A Portland advisory committee Thursday night recommended changes to school boundaries involving 1,300 students and 11 school buildings.
Parents challenged proposed boundary changes for Portland's west side. Advisory committee members worried that the changes might not go far enough.
The latest proposal attempts to reduce crowding at two elementary schools by changing boundaries for much of the west side.
The move will yield $3 million that the UO will use as part of its plan to hire as many as 100 new faculty and 40 new doctoral fellows in coming years.
Los Angeles Unified School District police Chief Steven Zipperman says an "electronic" threat led to the decision to close all schools in the nation's second largest school district Tuesday morning.
Portland police believe the threats against three high schools Monday are "not credible." The investigation continues.
The Oregon Department of Education's statewide report card for the 2014-2015 school year shows increased student enrollment over the past four year.