Challenge: DemographicShifts and CulturalCompetency-Portland overall is the 3rd whitest city in the nation-1 in 3 children in Portland are kids of color.
Out of Oregons 213 schoolChallenge: Serving districts, ten districts enrollStudents with ESL needs 50% of the states Hispanic students. Seven of these school districts are in the Portland metropolitan area, two are located in the mid-Willamette Valley. About half of Oregons Hispanic students are enrolled in ESL programs, compared to only one percent of white students.
Free and Reduced Lunch % 99-00 11-12Challenge: AccessResident UG Tuition and Fees PPS 38% 43.2%$3,468 1999$7,130 2010 David Douglas 47% 74.1% Centennial 28% 61.8% Parkrose 47% 71.3% Reynolds 47% 68.1%
Challenge: UntappedMassive Social andLearning Networks
Challenge: Mismatchbetween Curriculum andEmerging Work
“We are currently preparingstudents for jobs that don’tyet exist . . . usingtechnologies that haven’t yetbeen invented . . . in order tosolve problems we don’t evenknow are problems yet.”