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New School Breakfast Program a Healthy Alternative to Dominant Culture Pablum

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May 12, 2015
New School Breakfast Program a Healthy Alternative to Dominant Culture Pablum

Story by Pete Shaw Of all things that bring people together, food is among the most potent. Beyond it being necessary for survival, eating can be pleasurable. When done as a community, those pleasures expand and further buttress the values that support that community. Sharing, caring, and understanding—just to name a few—are fostered. Conversations...
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Roosevelt Community Group Suing For Equity in School Program Design

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November 3, 2014
Roosevelt Community Group Suing For Equity in School Program Design

Story and photos by Pete Shaw A community group based in North Portland has filed a complaint with the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights declaring that Portland Public Schools (PPS) “approved a discriminatory plan for the major remodel of a high school in a lower-income, minority white neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.”...
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Da Vinci Students Stand Against PPS; Model Values Learned from Well-Designed Education

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June 10, 2014
Da Vinci Students Stand Against PPS; Model Values Learned from Well-Designed Education

Story and photos by Pete Shaw Chanting “1-2-3-4, we are not a test score! 5-6-7-8, let our teachers educate!” about 75 da Vinci Arts Middle School students gathered on June 2 to demand their principal respect them and their school. The lunchtime rally on da Vinci steps was in protest of a proposed change...
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Students School PPS Board Amid Strong Show of Support for Teachers

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January 15, 2014
Students School PPS Board Amid Strong Show of Support for Teachers

Story by Pete Shaw The Portland Public Schools Board of Education received a lesson from the students it is supposed to serve on Monday night: we are people, not commodities, and we demand that our education serve us. It was a lesson for which most of the Board did not care. The students were...
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Portland Students Support Teacher Contract Demands, Fight for Quality Schools

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November 21, 2013
Portland Students Support Teacher Contract Demands, Fight for Quality Schools

Story and photos by Pete Shaw As the Portland Public Schools (PPS) Board of Education–with the notable exception of Board member Steve Buel–tries to ram a contract down the throats of the teachers, the students have a message for them: teachers’ working conditions are our learning conditions. The recent push for school reform, at...
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History of the Portland Women’s Movement: Fighting for Ideas and Dollars

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May 21, 2013
History of the Portland Women’s Movement: Fighting for Ideas and Dollars

By Sandy Polishuk In May, History of Social Justice Organizing will present part three of its History of the Portland Women’s Movement: Fighting for Ideas and Dollars Join us on at 7pm on Thursday, May 22nd at Portland State University in the second floor gallery of the Urban Affairs Building, 506 SW Mill Street,...
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The People’s School – The Lakeview Sit-In

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June 25, 2012

An EPIC Lawsuit to Protect Education Privacy

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April 21, 2012
An EPIC Lawsuit to Protect Education Privacy

by Kris Alman The sub-title of an article in the current issue of the Atlantic Monthly, The Data-Driven Parent, asks, “Will statistical analytics make for healthier, happier babies—or more anxious adults?” I think it’s only a matter of time before the Diagnostic Statistical Manual, the bible for psychiatrists, includes data-driven madness. But before that,...
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“Shame!” on Parkrose School Board

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April 18, 2012
“Shame!” on Parkrose School Board

By Meredith Reese, with reporting by K. Kendall “Shame on you!” demonstrators chanted, as the Parkrose School District, led by Superintendent Karen Fischer Gray, said NO to teachers. A supportive community of some fifty people, including representatives of Occupy Portland and Jobs With Justice, expressed support for teachers who say they will strike as...
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Teachers Need Their Community to Stand With Them Against Exploitation

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March 29, 2012
WE DESERVE BETTER

by Greg Margolis On March 20, 2012, an estimated crowd of 1,500 teachers and community members, including parents and students, gathered in the Gresham High School gymnasium to rally and march in support of the Gresham-Barlow Education Association, Reynolds Education Association and Parkrose Faculty Association in their efforts to bargain a fair contract with...
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