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Portland Public Schools receives $8.2M grant to promote diversity among principals

The grant will help the district put a focus on developing diverse leadership candidates who prioritize racial equity and social justice. PORTLAND, Ore. —...

Portland-area teen raises $19,000 to build a library in Uganda

14-year-old Katelyn Povolny went to friends, family and businesses asking for donations as part of her 8th grade project. PORTLAND, Ore. — A 14-year-old...

School districts in Oregon's fire-ravaged communities hope lawmakers pass bill to protect funding

Many people had to leave their homes during the devastating fires in 2020. Some kids also had to leave school districts. Fewer students enrolled means...

Clackamas High School teacher named 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year

Ethelyn Tumalad's students say she promotes community in her classroom and encourages students to be true to who they are. CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Many...

Oregon Nurses Association calls nurse staffing shortages 'historic and catastrophic'

One ONA official said 60% of OHSU’s nurses are considering leaving the profession. He said that percentage is reflected at the national and state levels...

Portland Public Schools asks for patience during rollout of weekly COVID-19 testing program

A Portland Public Schools official said 32 schools have asked for help from the district to enroll in the program to test asymptomatic students every...

Substitute teacher shortage stretches districts during pandemic

Salem-Keizer Public Schools officials say the substitute teacher shortage has been around for a while, but the pandemic exacerbated it. SALEM, Ore — KGW...

At-home COVID-19 tests are getting difficult to find for some

KGW spoke with people who say they've had a hard time finding at-home COVID-19 test kits online and in stores. PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19...

Some families frustrated over long-standing Oregon rule allowing districts to cap students who can attend online charter school

Hundreds of families haven't been able to enroll in Oregon Charter Academy because of a law commonly referred to as “the three-percent rule," said school...

Portland parent says child brought COVID-19 home from school and infected entire family

Michael Murray said he has a number of concerns with how the Portland Public School District is handling in-person learning. PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland...

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