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Portland schools join national effort to improve school results for black and ... - The Oregonian

July 21, 2014 - 2:53pm

Portland schools join national effort to improve school results for black and ...
The Oregonian
She called Portland Public Schools a national leader on the topic. Interestingly, in 1997, Portland Public Schools provided free preschool to about 650 4-year-olds, primarily at elementary schools in North and Northeast Portland. More than 40 percent ...

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Portland Public Schools' New Ombudsman Should Be Independent - Oregon Catalyst

July 21, 2014 - 5:03am

Portland Public Schools' New Ombudsman Should Be Independent
Oregon Catalyst
In response to parent complaints, Portland Public Schools will create a new ombudsman position. An ombudsman is a person within an organization who provides accountability and investigates complaints. It's a good thing for public schools to have an ...

Portland School Board considers big pay raise for Superintendent Carole Smith - The Oregonian

July 18, 2014 - 1:54pm

Portland School Board considers big pay raise for Superintendent Carole Smith
The Oregonian
This year, an increase in state funding has made for a healthier Portland Public Schools budget, which will increase by approximately 9 percent to $506 million in 2014-15. Under contract, teachers will receive 2.3 percent raises each year over the next ...

Portland Public Schools principal shuffle leaves six vacancies, brings new ... - The Oregonian

July 15, 2014 - 3:18pm

Portland Public Schools principal shuffle leaves six vacancies, brings new ...
The Oregonian
Portland Public Schools principal shuffle leaves six vacancies, brings new leaders to 11 schools. franklin.JPG. Franklin High School does not yet have a principal after a last-minute administrative shuffle. Six other buildings have vacancies, while 11 ...

Portland Public Schools administrators get promotions in latest administrative ... - The Oregonian

July 15, 2014 - 11:22am

Portland Public Schools administrators get promotions in latest administrative ...
The Oregonian
Arelys Thompson, right, a Portland International Scholars Academy teacher at Benson, leads her students on a tour of the high school. Van Truong, the English as a Second Language director recently promoted to become the executive director of teaching ...

Portland Public Schools ombudsman position, reporting to communications chief ... - The Oregonian

July 14, 2014 - 9:15am

Portland Public Schools ombudsman position, reporting to communications chief ...
The Oregonian
After Portland Public Schools parents demanded the district do a better job investigating complaints, administrators announced the position of community ombudsman: an independent advocate who could help parents navigate the bureaucracy and resolve ...

Christian clubs coming to Portland public schools - WND.com

July 10, 2014 - 6:01pm

Christian clubs coming to Portland public schools
WND.com
(The Oregonian) Hundreds of Portland-area residents are organizing to stop a network of Christian clubs from proselytizing to children on public school campuses. The Good News Club has been controversial around the country, but Portland may be the ...

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Christian clubs coming to Portland public schools - WND.com

July 10, 2014 - 7:50am

Christian clubs coming to Portland public schools
WND.com
(The Oregonian) Hundreds of Portland-area residents are organizing to stop a network of Christian clubs from proselytizing to children on public school campuses. The Good News Club has been controversial around the country, but Portland may be the ...

Christian clubs coming to Portland public schools - WND.com

July 10, 2014 - 7:50am

Christian clubs coming to Portland public schools
WND.com
(The Oregonian) Hundreds of Portland-area residents are organizing to stop a network of Christian clubs from proselytizing to children on public school campuses. The Good News Club has been controversial around the country, but Portland may be the ...

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Evangelical Christian clubs coming to Portland-area public schools, opposition ... - The Oregonian

July 9, 2014 - 12:48pm

Evangelical Christian clubs coming to Portland-area public schools, opposition ...
The Oregonian
Christine Miles, spokeswoman for Portland Public Schools, said the Good News Club won't be treated any differently than non-religious groups. The district doesn't have a set policy for getting information about clubs to parents, she said. Some schools ...

New school, community center in Lents; proselytizing in public schools: SE and ... - The Oregonian

July 9, 2014 - 9:50am

New school, community center in Lents; proselytizing in public schools: SE and ...
The Oregonian
The Native American Youth and Family Center is working with Portland Public Schools and other state and local officials to build a 40-unit housing development, community center and early education school. An evangelical Christian organization is ...