Welcome to the new Greater Portland Pulse. We hope you’ll find it more useful easier to use.
The new GPP’s indicators are organized around a revamped set of themes and cross-referenced among these themes when necessary. The website also features a more user-friendly design and a new interface for charts and graphs.
In working toward better opportunities for comparison and greater consistency across the site, all indicators will now be viewable at three levels: local (county and/or metro area), state and national. In the past, indicators were often measured at a variety of geographic tiers and lacked comparable data outside the region. While some Census tract–level data were removed in the...
GPP to Present on Racial Equity in K-12 Education to the City Club of Portland on Fri., Sept. 5
As part of the Club’s Friday Forum series, Sheila Martin, director of the Institute for Portland Metropolitan Studies (GPP’s parent organization) will join a panel of three Portland-area school district superintendents – Carole Smith (Portland), Don Grotting (David Douglas) and Karen Gray (Parkrose) – to present and answer questions on racial justice in Portland-area schools.
The lunchtime event will focus on what school districts are doing – and what more they can do – to close the achievement gap and improve graduation rates among nonwhite students. The panel will be moderated by Daniel Ledezma, Governor Kitzhaber’s Education Policy Advisor.
City Club events are held at the Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave. in downtown Portland. Doors open at 11:30am, and the one-hour program begins at 12:15pm. General Admission is $15 at the door. For reservation information, please visit the City Club’s event page. As with all Friday Forums, OPB (91.5FM in Portland) will broadcast the entire...