The Dream: DREAM Act and DACA (by Jesse Johnson)

  The story of the lady in the Lost and Found video was very sad.  She said she grew up thinking one way and then found out that she wasn’t an America legally.  She even said, it should be easy, … Continue reading

How the DREAM Act and DACA Impact Students (by Cynthia Lagunas)

This week for our class discussion we had the chance to explore DACA and Immigration. One of the questions that was asked was “How Do you think the dream act and DACA affect students”. This topic is very controversial at … Continue reading

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