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Portland Public Schools Let Kids Keep Drinking from Lead-Tainted Water Fountains - Willamette Week

May 27, 2016 - 3:18pm

Willamette Week

Portland Public Schools Let Kids Keep Drinking from Lead-Tainted Water Fountains
Willamette Week
"Portland Public Schools regrets not having notified families and staff as soon as the tests indicated that there were elevated levels of lead," Superintendent Carole Smith wrote in an email to parents late Friday afternoon. "While PPS staff worked ...
Lead found in water at 2 Portland public schoolsKOIN.com
Portland Public Shuts Off Drinking Water After Finding Lead At Two SchoolsOPB News
Tests finds lead in water at 2 Portland public schoolsClay Center Dispatch
Reuters -OregonLive.com -Portland Tribune
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Lead found in water at 2 Portland public schools - KOIN.com

May 27, 2016 - 9:56am

KOIN.com

Lead found in water at 2 Portland public schools
KOIN.com
Meanwhile, tests at its Rose City Park campus this spring also found lead levels above federal standards at eight of 36 fountains or sinks. Parents had requested the tests. Portland Public Schools spokeswoman Christine Miles says the district has ...
Lead in drinking water at 2 Portland schools raises specter of broader problemsOregonLive.com

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Tests finds lead in water at 2 Portland public schools - KTVZ

May 27, 2016 - 9:02am

KTVZ

Tests finds lead in water at 2 Portland public schools
KTVZ
Meanwhile, tests at its Rose City Park campus this spring also found lead levels above federal standards at eight of 36 fountains or sinks. Parents had requested the tests. Portland Public Schools spokeswoman Christine Miles says the district has ...

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Tests finds lead in water at 2 Portland public schools - WRAL.com

May 27, 2016 - 8:06am

OPB News

Tests finds lead in water at 2 Portland public schools
WRAL.com
Parents had requested the tests. Portland Public Schools spokeswoman Christine Miles says the district has budgeted money to test sinks and water fountains across all 78 school buildings this summer. The Beaverton School District on Monday announced it ...
Portland Finds Lead In Water At 2 Schools, Plans More TestsOPB News

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Elevated Lead Levels Found in Water at Two Portland Public Schools - Willamette Week

May 26, 2016 - 5:31pm

Willamette Week

Elevated Lead Levels Found in Water at Two Portland Public Schools
Willamette Week
Portland Public Schools spokeswoman Christine Miles said the Creston tests were sparked by an inquiry from parents. Here's the notice sent to the School Board and to the school community on Wednesday: Dear Board Members, I wanted to make you aware ...

Board Approves Next Portland Public Schools Head - Maine Public Broadcasting

May 25, 2016 - 10:04am

WMTW Portland

Board Approves Next Portland Public Schools Head
Maine Public Broadcasting
School board members voted Tuesday night to approve Xavier Botana to become the district's next head. Botana will begin a 3-year term in July. He will be Portland's sixth superintendent in nine years. Botana was born in Cuba. He has worked in school ...
Portland school officials hire Xavier Botana as new superintendentWMTW Portland

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Board approves next Portland Public Schools head - KSL.com

May 25, 2016 - 4:08am

WMTW Portland

Board approves next Portland Public Schools head
KSL.com
School board members voted Tuesday night to approve Xavier Botana to become the district's next head. Botana will begin a 3-year term in July. He will be Portland's sixth superintendent in nine years. Botana was born in Cuba. He has worked in school ...
Portland school officials hire Xavier Botana as new superintendentWMTW Portland

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Board approves next Portland Public Schools head - KSL.com

May 25, 2016 - 4:08am

WMTW Portland

Board approves next Portland Public Schools head
KSL.com
School board members voted Tuesday night to approve Xavier Botana to become the district's next head. Botana will begin a 3-year term in July. He will be Portland's sixth superintendent in nine years. Botana was born in Cuba. He has worked in school ...
Portland school officials hire Xavier Botana as new superintendentWMTW Portland

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Board approves next Portland Public Schools head - Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era

May 25, 2016 - 3:53am

WMTW Portland

Board approves next Portland Public Schools head
Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era
School board members voted Tuesday night to approve Xavier Botana to become the district's next head. Botana will begin a 3-year term in July. He will be Portland's sixth superintendent in nine years. Botana was born in Cuba. He has worked in school ...
Portland school officials hire Xavier Botana as new superintendentWMTW Portland

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Portland's Public Schools Are Throwing Out Books That Deny Climate Change - VICE

May 24, 2016 - 2:21pm

VICE

Portland's Public Schools Are Throwing Out Books That Deny Climate Change
VICE
Earlier this month, the Portland Public Schools' (PPS) board unanimously voted to pass the proposal that requires all materials and textbooks purchased by the district to present climate change as fact. Former PPS teacher Bill Bigelow wrote the ...
Portland schools tried to change how they teach climate change — and ignited a firestormLos Angeles Times
Public Schools in Portland Banned from Using Teaching Materials that Denies Climate ChangeNature World News
Portland Schools Ditch Textbooks That Question Climate ChangeHuffington Post
TakePart -Bend Bulletin
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Portland Schools Ditch Textbooks That Question Climate Change - Huffington Post

May 24, 2016 - 10:37am

Huffington Post

Portland Schools Ditch Textbooks That Question Climate Change
Huffington Post
Schools in Portland, Oregon, have voted to abandon textbooks that “express doubt about the severity of the climate crisis or its root in human activities.” The resolution follows a proposal by environmental groups put to the Portland public schools ...
Editorial: A bad lesson from Portland schoolsBend Bulletin

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Portland schools ditch textbooks that question climate change - The Guardian

May 24, 2016 - 8:11am

The Guardian

Portland schools ditch textbooks that question climate change
The Guardian
The resolution follows a proposal by environmental groups put to the Portland public schools board, which argued that “it is time for school districts to redefine what it means to educate students for a future of certain climate change”. Stating that ...
Talk against global warming? Nah, can't have itOneNewsNow

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Portland mother outraged over lack of inclusion for daughter with special needs - Portland Tribune

May 24, 2016 - 7:34am

Portland mother outraged over lack of inclusion for daughter with special needs
Portland Tribune
Christine Miles, a Portland Public Schools spokeswoman, says the Beaumont Middle School staff felt that they tried hard to include Jade in the choir. Miles says the photo on Facebook was of a quick rehearsal a few minutes prior to the on-stage ...

Editorial: A bad lesson from Portland schools - Bend Bulletin

May 24, 2016 - 12:10am

Editorial: A bad lesson from Portland schools
Bend Bulletin
Directors of Portland Public Schools decided last week to effectively ban climate change doubters from the district's curriculum. The problem is too serious, the ban's supporters said, to be open to question. Clearly both the school board and those ...

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Banned in Portland by climate catastrophists (OPINION) - OregonLive.com

May 23, 2016 - 3:44pm

OregonLive.com

Banned in Portland by climate catastrophists (OPINION)
OregonLive.com
WARNING: This article — and by extension this newspaper — should not be shown to children in the Portland Public Schools (PPS) system by order of the Portland School Board. "Banned in Portland" may not yet have the same notoriety as "Banned in ...

Multiple phone threats disrupt area schools, including Irvington School - OregonLive.com

May 23, 2016 - 2:41pm

OregonLive.com

Multiple phone threats disrupt area schools, including Irvington School
OregonLive.com
More than 300 students at Irvington School in Northeast Portland were evacuated about noon after officials received a threatening phone call, said Christine Miles, Portland Public Schools spokeswoman. "The school received some type of digitized call ...

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Fox host tells kids to doubt climate science because there were 'no humans with cars' after ice age - Raw Story

May 23, 2016 - 1:10pm

Raw Story

Fox host tells kids to doubt climate science because there were 'no humans with cars' after ice age
Raw Story
Last week, conservative media accused Portland Public Schools of enacting a book ban over its plan to “abandon the use of any adopted text material that is found to express doubt about the severity of the climate crisis or its root in human activities.”.

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3 reasons to be optimistic about Portland's top choice for superintendent - Bangor Daily News

May 23, 2016 - 10:12am

Bangor Daily News

3 reasons to be optimistic about Portland's top choice for superintendent
Bangor Daily News
It has a similar student population size as Portland Public Schools, and has apparently done well to overcome budget deficits and dropping enrollment to build up some really innovative offerings, like STEM and arts magnet schools. Does all this mean ...

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Portland Public Schools Ban Climate Denial in Textbooks - EcoWatch

May 23, 2016 - 6:39am

EcoWatch

Portland Public Schools Ban Climate Denial in Textbooks
EcoWatch
“A lot of the text materials are kind of thick with the language of doubt and obviously the science says otherwise,” said Bill Bigelow, a former Portland Public Schools teacher who was involved in working to present the resolution. “We don't want kids ...
Portland Public Schools bans material that casts doubt on climate changeOregonLive.com
Portland public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate changeFox News
Portland Public Schools Board Bans Any Dissent from Climate DogmaSomewhat Reasonable - Heartland Institute (blog)
U.S. News & World Report -ThinkProgress
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Portland Public Schools Ban Climate Denial in Textbooks - EcoWatch

May 23, 2016 - 6:33am

EcoWatch

Portland Public Schools Ban Climate Denial in Textbooks
EcoWatch
“A lot of the text materials are kind of thick with the language of doubt and obviously the science says otherwise,” said Bill Bigelow, a former Portland Public Schools teacher who was involved in working to present the resolution. “We don't want kids ...
Portland public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate changeFox News
Portland Public Schools bans material that casts doubt on climate changeOregonLive.com
Portland Public Schools Bans Any Dissent from Climate DogmaSomewhat Reasonable - Heartland Institute (blog)
U.S. News & World Report -WCSH6.com -Portland Tribune
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