Portland teachers propose 1 self-taught day at home per week for high schoolers

The union representing teachers at Portland Public Schools said those days would provide teachers more time to plan.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A proposal from the Portland Association of Teachers (PAT) to Portland Public Schools (PPS) asks the district to convert one day per week at district high schools to an asynchronous day, which means students would stay home and complete school work but wouldn’t have any in-person classes or instruction.

On those days, teachers would be available to help students for three hours per day. Teachers would use the other three hours of the day for planning, including activities like grading student work and creating or

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