Portland Public Schools and the school board are at an impasse in labor negotiations with the teachers' union. The Portland Student Union is solidly behind their teachers and vow to walk with them on the picket line. KBOO's Joe Meyer spoke with Portland Association of Teacher's President Gwen Sullivan, School Board Member Steve Buel, and student Ian Jackson. 6:14 minutes (5.71 MB)
More than one thousand mostly small nonprofit groups work in local communities across Oregon to preserve their area's history. A new Oregon Heritage Plan, now up for public comment, is a way to prioritize and coordinate those effots statewide.
KBOO reporter Barbara Nelson has more, in collaboration with Oregon News Service.
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California's School Success and Opportunity Act, which puts into law the right of transgender students to use school restrooms and join sports teams according to their gender identity, will go into effect on January 1. However, a conservative coalition called Privacy for All Students has submitted signatures to put a repeal on next year's ballot, in which case the law would be suspended. KBOO spoke with Masen Davis, the executive director of the Transgender Law Center, for more. 4:53 minutes (4.48 MB)