Ren Green (aka RenSter to her Burning Man friends) has had a very interesting ride through many of the school systems in the Western Hemisphere as a child and as a parent. And now she’s giving some payback, uh, … insight. Don Merrill talks with her about her first book, "A Very Long Story about Karma that Will Probably Make me Cry" that will also probably make you laugh and shudder .
KBOO reporter Jennifer Kemp went out into the community talking to bus riders to see whether Tri Met was well serving low income people in Portland-or catering more to business people and tourists. In collaboration with Envrionmental Justice organization OPAL, the story explores how Tri Met works, who it works for, and who it doesn't.
The Portland Public School District presented data at Monday's School Board Meeting that students of color are more likely to be disciplined, and disciplined more harshly than white students. Strikingly, African American students were 4.1 times more likely to be suspended or expelled than their white counterparts, and were also high for Latino and Native American students. School Board members are looking for ways to reduce these numbers, and make school a positive experience for students of all racial groups. KBOO's Jennifer Kemp spoke with Mary Lee, the director of the Multnomah County Commission on Children, Families and Communities for more on the story...
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