Speech Outlines Challenges Ahead for Portland (Ore.) Schools

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Portland's public schools must do everything they can to stay competitive against charter schools, including investing in buildings, improving students' achievement and changing their culture.

That was the message of Jaimey Caron, chairman of the Portland Board of Public Education, in his State of the Schools speech on Monday.

Caron recalled the district's accomplishments over the last year and outlined the challenges ahead -- mainly increasing students' achievement in uncertain financial times.

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