Fourth grade students at the ACCESS Academy work in a classroom in the Rose City Park school building, in June 2017.

Fourth grade students at the ACCESS Academy work in a classroom in the Rose City Park school building, in June 2017.

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  • As new murals continue to appear on walls and buildings across Portland, we look at street art’s gradual integration into the mainstream with Matt Schlosky, a local freelance artist, and Tomas Valladares, the director of the Portland Street Art Alliance.
  • Portland Public Schools announced recently it wouldn’t be moving the Pioneer School, which serves high-needs, special education students. But that still leaves the fate of the ACCESS Academy, a Portland program for highly gifted students whose needs have not been met elsewhere, up in the air. We talk to a student, a parent and a school counselor about what ACCESS is and what it means for students.

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