Portland's New Superintendent Starts Today

The city's longest to-do list W ith August still simmering along, today is Vicki Phillips' first day of school. The new superintendent of Portland Public Schools may soon feel like the kid who gets loaded down with five homework assignments, a pop quiz and a term paper before figuring out the bus schedule.

The editorial in our local paper, The Oregonian, points out some of the challenges that face our my school district and our new superintendent, Dr. Vicki L. Phillips.