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  • The Portland Public School Board has voted to reopen Harriet Tubman Middle School to serve North and Northeast Portland. But that’s pending an environmental review, and that might be difficult for a building that sits 20 feet from Interstate 5. Journalist Daniel Forbes fills us in.

 

  

  • A recent report from the Oregon Department of Education shows the number of homeless students across Oregon has reached an all-time high. Beaverton School District leads the state in the total number of homeless students with 1,522. Sara Palestino, one of the district’s homeless education liaisons, and Savina Zuniga, a former homeless student, join us to discuss the issue.

 

  

  • Bend Senior High School teacher Andria Lindsey was surprised this week with the Milken Educator Award at a school assembly. Candidates for the award are chosen through a confidential process so Lindsey didn’t even know she was being considered. Lindsey teaches math and coordinates the school’s International Baccalaureate Programme. The award comes with $25,000, which Lindsey says she hasn’t decided how to spend.

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