Oregon effort will green portable classrooms

A pair of architects at Portland State University is turning their eco-friendly designs to a multi-billion national industry: portable classrooms. The state of Oregon is supporting their work, recognizing a green solution to the burgeoning portable school expansion may have implications for both public schools and the economy.

New collaborative gears up on Umatilla Forest

The newly formed Umatilla National Forest Collaborative Group will meet Monday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Umatilla National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Pendleton. “I’m anxious to hear everyone’s thoughts on potential projects, so we can begin developing a plan for how everyone can work together and get on-the-ground results,” said … Read more

Portable dangers: PSU architect wants to build a better classroom, state industry

When local schools bulge with too many students, one of the first options for school districts is slapping a new “portable classroom” on the playground. They’re cheap. They go up quickly. And they don’t require voter approval of a bond measure. Portland Public Schools – which has built only two new schools in the past … Read more