07 30 2016
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The Wake of Vanport

Students at 17 Portland schools will have to adjust their schedules next fall when the Portland Public Schools changes opening and closing times.

Sarah Carlin Ames, spoke-sperson for the district, said the changes will bring three major benefits:

• Teachers and staff at neighboring schools will be better able to meet for planning and professional development if their schools have the same schedule.


County commissioner works to move the mentally ill out of jail

Multnomah County Commissioner Lisa Naito is on a mission. It's not to win re-election or to award a fat contract.
It's to do something she believes will truly make a difference in the county and across the nation: Naito wants to remove mentally ill offenders from the criminal justice system and place them where they can be cared for as people — not punished as criminals.

"Our jails and prisons aren't mental health facilities," Naito said. "Obviously, there are people engaging in criminal activities who also have mental illnesses, but for nonviolent mentally ill people, jail is not the appropriate place to be."


Howard Dean

Former presidential candidate and Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean will kick-off a weekend conference sponsored by the Democratic Party of Oregon when he speaks at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 2, in the Eugene Hilton Hotel and Conference Center.

 


Survey shows radically different attitudes and experiences among students of color

WASHINGTON—Black and Hispanic students see school as a more rowdy, disrespectful and dangerous place than their White classmates do, a poll says.

The findings suggest that many minority kids are struggling in the equivalent of a hostile work environment, according to Public Agenda, a nonpartisan opinion research group that tracks education trends.


Gov. Ted Kulongoski

An after-school network between leaders of schools, communities, businesses and families is being developed to enhance activities for children.

Called "Oregon After School for Kids" — or "OregonASK" — the statewide network will help provide after-school opportunities for thousands of kids.


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