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Fla. parents arrested for letting kids miss school

Fla. parents arrested for letting kids miss schoolPolice in Jacksonville are cracking down on parents who won't send their kids to school, arresting dozens of them, including the parent of a 9-year-old in the first grade who's been held back twice for absences.
  • National News
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Salem

Settlement: $9.7M to rebuild Woodburn High after fire

Settlement: $9.7M to rebuild Woodburn High after fireThe Woodburn School District has reached a settlement with its insurers over millions of dollars in damage from a fire at the high school in 2012.
  • Salem
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Local

Portland State University considers adding armed police

Portland State University considers adding armed policePortland State University is laying out its plan to create a full-fledged police department, which would include officers with guns.
  • Local
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Education

Swings too dangerous for schools in Washington town

Swings too dangerous for schools in Washington townSwing sets are being removed from the playgrounds at Richland elementary schools because they're too dangerous.
  • Education
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Education

Portland schools punished over black special ed discipline

Portland schools punished over black special ed disciplineThe Oregon Department of Education says the Portland school district disciplines black special education students at a higher-than-acceptable rate.
  • Education
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

Washington cities may replace Columbus Day

Washington cities may replace Columbus DayThe Bellingham City Council will consider an ordinance to celebrate Coast Salish Day instead of Columbus Day.
  • Local
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Gresham

Reynolds victim's mom starts foundation for troubled kids

Reynolds victim's mom starts foundation for troubled kidsThe mother of the student killed in the shooting at Reynolds High School last June has started a foundation to help troubled kids.
  • Gresham
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Eugene

UO ends community art classes with nude models

UO ends community art classes with nude modelsThe University of Oregon has ended free art sessions for community artists to sketch nude models.
  • Eugene
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

Wizard of Oz leads kids into Portland Children's Museum

Wizard of Oz leads kids into Portland Children's MuseumThey're off to see the newly opened Wizard of Oz exhibit at the Portland Children's Museum, "Follow the yellow brick road," a Mom instructs her 3 year old on Monday morning.
  • Local
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Education

Students thriving at Wilsonville autism school

Students thriving at Wilsonville autism schoolA local mom frustrated by the lack of a good school situation for her son with autism decided to open up her own school.
  • Education
  • 3 months ago
Local

Mayor, police chief discuss tasing of Roosevelt student

Mayor, police chief discuss tasing of Roosevelt studentPortland's police chief and mayor paid a special visit to Roosevelt High School Thursday to talk about why officers tased a 16-year-old student last weekend.
  • Local
  • 3 months ago
Education

Lincoln HS student gets perfect SAT, ACT scores

Lincoln HS student gets perfect SAT, ACT scoresA Portland 17-year-old raised the academic bar in a way no other student in Oregon ever had. Theodora Mautz achieved perfect scores on both her SAT and ACT exams.
  • Education
  • 3 months ago
Style

Two NW schools make '25 Most Beautiful Campuses' list

Two NW schools make '25 Most Beautiful Campuses' listA popular online mens magazine released its 25 Most Beautiful Campuses ranking online this week, and two Northwest schools made the list.
  • Style
  • 3 months ago
Local

Lincoln High's Culinary Arts class a recipe for success

Lincoln High's Culinary Arts class a recipe for successA Culinary Arts class is really catching on at Lincoln High School and its recipe for success includes a big serving of community support.
  • Local
  • 3 months ago
Local

Parents warned of whooping cough case in MultCo. school

Parents warned of whooping cough case in MultCo. schoolParents and students in Multnomah County schools have been warned about a student diagnosed with pertussis, also known as whooping cough, last week.
  • Local
  • 3 months ago
Education

Five tips to help kids get homework done

Five tips to help kids get homework doneNow that kids are back in school, it can be a daily battle to get them to do their homework.
  • Education
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Business

Oregon Ballot measure would create college aid fund

Oregon Ballot measure would create college aid fundStudents are facing a rising loan burden, and Oregon's state treasurer wants the state to be able to take on debt of its own to help them out.
  • Business
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Vancouver

Some Ore. schools rank high on Top Colleges list

Some Ore. schools rank high on Top Colleges listU.S. News & World Report has released its annual Nation's Best Colleges list and several northwest schools made the top 100.
  • Vancouver
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Special Reports

Parents concerned about lead paint at Portland schools

Parents concerned about lead paint at Portland schoolsSome parents have pulled their children from their neighborhood elementary school because they are concerned about lead hazards from old paint.
  • Special Reports
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Local

Teachers, students happy to see results of added funding

Teachers, students happy to see results of added fundingSchool bells rang out again across the Greater Portland area Tuesday as classes went back in session.
  • Local
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

Portland students welcomed back to school with free backpacks

Portland students welcomed back to school with free backpacksMore than 4,000 Portland students started the new school year with new high-end backpacks.
  • Local
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Eugene

Ore. starts controversial Common Core testing in schools

Ore. starts controversial Common Core testing in schoolsWhen your kids start getting their first homework assignments, you may notice a change due to Oregon's new teaching guidelines called Common Core.
  • Eugene
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

Safe driving tips for school days

Safe driving tips for school daysAll drivers need to exercise patience as parents and children get used to the back-to-school commute.
  • Local
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

Police out in force to keep kids safe near schools

Police out in force to keep kids safe near schoolsTens of thousands of excited kids will start back to school this week in Oregon, and local law enforcement officers are doing what they can to ensure they all get there safely.
  • Local
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

PPS focused on 3 goals during new school year

PPS focused on 3 goals during new school yearThousands of students headed back to school in Portland on Tuesday.
  • Local
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Education

Washington schools move forward with Common Core

Washington schools move forward with Common CoreDespite opposition from many Washington teachers and their union about new national education standards and the tests that will judge how they are being taught, the state is ploughing ahead with its plans to embrace Common Core.
  • Education
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Education

Behind the Desk: 'Back to School'

Behind the Desk: 'Back to School'KGW Anchor Joe Donlon shares his advice for kids going back to school in his latest 'Behind the Desk' video.
  • Education
  • 3 months, 4 weeks ago
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