Dec
15

Portland School Board approves recording arts charter school | OregonLive.com

Portland will have a new charter high school in 2011 that highlights hip-hop music and culture. Creators of the High School for Recording Arts Portland will spend the next 18 months building more community partnerships and strengthening their academic curriculum. The Portland School Board voted 6-0 Monday night to approve the publicschool, which aims to … Continue reading »

Dec
04

Portland school committee recommends approval of hip-hop high school | OregonLive.com

The Portland School Board’s charter school committee recommended approval of the High School for Recording Arts Portland — the first recommended approval by that committee in at least four years. The committee passed the resolution in a 2-to-1 split vote Friday morning. If the full school board approves the charter application at the Dec. 14 … Continue reading »

Nov
07

Hip-hop high school organizers face tough questions from school board | OregonLive.com

The song recorded by three students told personal stories of how hip-hop influenced and inspired their lives: “We are the music, the culture, we are the dance,” the chorus rang out. “Join us, together, our efforts can heal our land.” The audience clapped, and nearly 10 community members, artists, parents and students spoke to Portland … Continue reading »

Nov
05

Recent stories spark questions about hip-hop and education | OregonLive.com

Recent stories spark questions about hip-hop and education | OregonLive.com.  

Oct
30

Portland primed to get hip-hop high school | OregonLive.com

Portland primed to get hip-hop high school | OregonLive.com Take “Fame,” set it to a hip-hop beat and you have what could become Portland’s newest public high school. The High School for Recording Arts Portland is working to win the right to open its doors next fall with the backing of Portland Public Schools. Organizers … Continue reading »

Oct
15

Portland School District staff recommend approval of hip hop-focused charter school | OregonLive.com

Portland School District staff recommend approval of hip hop-focused charter school | OregonLive.com. Portland Public Schools staff have recommended the school board approve a charter school application that would establish Portland’s first high school that focuses on recording arts such as poetry, hip hop music and an integrated arts curriculum. Seven district staff evaluated the … Continue reading »

Jun
27

Charter schools in Portland: Boon or bane? | OregonLive.com

Charter schools in Portland: Boon or bane? | OregonLive.com Published: Saturday, June 27, 2009, 7:29 PM     Updated: Sunday, September 20, 2009, 2:05 PM Kimberly Melton, The Oregonian Students from Southwest Charter School took physical-education classes this spring at the nearby Circuit Bouldering Gym in Southwest Portland. The students received instruction on climbing terms, … Continue reading »