The Reading Is Resistance Project at Portland Village School (by Meghann)

Reading Is Resistance at Portland Village School This term we worked with a new partner, Portland Village School, to begin the process of building more diverse classroom libraries for students in two first grade classrooms. Our goal was to help … Continue reading

Reading Is Resistance Classroom Library Project at Martin Luther King School (Jordan, Logan, Daniel, Anthony, and Sarah)

Reading is Resistance Our class has spent the past ten weeks thoroughly examining the roots of educational inequity plaguing our nation, and even more specifically, our very own Portland Public Schools. While equality strives for fairness, it is educational equity … Continue reading

Fundraising for Equity in the Arts at ASPIRE Dance Project (PIC Team Support from Rosalio, Olivia, Mariana, Courtney)

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO FOOTAGE Aspire was founded by Sue Darrow in 2009. This organization started with teaching only 4 classes a week and has grown over the past 8 years to teaching 49 classes a week. They serve around … Continue reading

Closing Technology Gaps: Team King School (led by Charlene Ashley, Randee-Jo Barcinas-Manglona)

https://spark.adobe.com/video/d8U7mHgtyb87f/embed Introduction to King School King Elementary School serves 351 students ranging from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade that come from a culturally enriched community in the heart of central Portland. 44.7% of the students at King Elementary School identify as … Continue reading

Closing the Opportunity Gap, one Family at a Time (by Jessica Urbina)

The opportunity gap is something that many nations and states are struggling with when it comes to the education of their communities. In many places there are areas where some students have a better chance or “opportunity” to a better … Continue reading

How the Common Core and National Standards Further the “Achievement Gap” (by Char Ashley)

Defining “Achievement Gap” and Other Educational Disparities Achievement Gap refers to the different disparities among academic performance between groups of students. International Achievement Gap refers to the different disparities among academic performance between groups of students in other industrial nations. … Continue reading