Portland students say they don’t feel like they matter at school

By: | November 17, 2019

Portland school district officials said Friday that they know they have their work cut out for them after a survey found most of Portland Public Schools’ middle and high school students are emotionally and academically disengaged at school.

The survey of nearly 5,800 teens, released earlier this week, showed seventh and 10th graders in the state’s largest district have a grim view of their sense of belonging and little to no enthusiasm for class.

District officials say the survey, which was administered during the 2018-19 academic year, is meant to be a barometer to gauge whether decisions made by Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero address students’ concerns.

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