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Barring unexpected freeze, most schools on schedule Wednesday - OregonLive.com

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Barring unexpected freeze, most schools on schedule Wednesday
OregonLive.com
This winter of repeated snow and long-lived cold snaps has been difficult for parents. Tuesday's closure, coming after a predicted thaw failed to materialize, was particularly painful. One Portland Public Schools parent tweeted "Now it'll be 25 days in ...

Portland Public Schools has plan to make up for weather closures - kgw.com

12 hours 30 min ago

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Portland Public Schools has plan to make up for weather closures
kgw.com
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Public Schools has a plan to make up for the nine days that have been lost so far this school year to weather closures. The proposed plan would add another day to the school year calendar, which would extend the last day of ...
Portland could see 9th snow day, piling on to school closures ...OregonLive.com
Many schools close for 9th snow day of the yearKOIN.com
Portland schools: 9 snow days so far this winter and countingKOMO News
KATU -Patch.com -KUOW News and Information
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Superintendent's Notebook: Educating the whole student in Portland - The Forecaster

January 16, 2017 - 8:50am

The Forecaster

Superintendent's Notebook: Educating the whole student in Portland
The Forecaster
The Portland Public Schools is beginning the year with a new Comprehensive Plan, approved by the Board of Education Jan. 3. Over the next four columns I will explain what the plan is, how we plan to achieve it and how our community can help.

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Portland Public Schools Has Plan To Make Up for Snow Days - Patch.com

January 15, 2017 - 8:25am

Patch.com

Portland Public Schools Has Plan To Make Up for Snow Days
Patch.com
Portland Public Schools have had eight snow days since the start of the school year. "Thank you for your continued support during this unusual winter weather," McKean said in a message to parents and staff on Saturday. "We understand and share your ...
PPS proposes third additional day at end of school yearKATU

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Crews shoveling snow from sidewalks, parking lots at Portland schools - KATU

January 13, 2017 - 6:07pm

KATU

Crews shoveling snow from sidewalks, parking lots at Portland schools
KATU
The interim Chief Operations Officer of Portland Public Schools says crews are trying to hit all 92 schools and he plans on putting chains to more than 200 of the district's buses next week. They want to do as much as they can, but say their plan isn't ...

Snow upsets Portland schools' instructional time, bond meeting schedule - Portland Tribune

January 13, 2017 - 4:50pm

Portland Tribune

Snow upsets Portland schools' instructional time, bond meeting schedule
Portland Tribune
Portland Public Schools students have missed eight days so far this school year due to snow and ice conditions. Adding in winter break, observed holidays and Martin Luther King Day, students have been in school just 11 days out of the last six weeks.

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Historic snow storm forces school closures for Friday - KPTV.com

January 12, 2017 - 9:49pm

KPTV.com

Historic snow storm forces school closures for Friday
KPTV.com
For the third day in a row, Portland Public Schools, Beaverton, Lake Oswego and surrounding areas canceled school for Friday. Some superintendents made the call early Thursday, while other districts waited it out, much like the storm. "It's a little ...

Yet another snow day for Portland Public Schools, maybe Friday too - OregonLive.com

January 11, 2017 - 4:01pm

OregonLive.com

Yet another snow day for Portland Public Schools, maybe Friday too
OregonLive.com
Heavy snowfall in the past 24 hours means Portland Public Schools will not hold school on Thursday and possibly Friday, continuing a tough winter of disruptive snow days. Interim chief operating officer Courtney Wilton told The Oregonian/OregonLive ...
Snow days shortening summer vacation for many districtskgw.com
'Unprecedented' snowstorm slams Portland, snarls traffic, closes schools for WednesdayKATU
Chaos in Portland as city buried under a foot of snowKOMO News
KOIN.com -KATU.com
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Update: Schools Likely Closed Again Thursday, Maybe Friday - Patch.com

January 11, 2017 - 12:50pm

Patch.com

Update: Schools Likely Closed Again Thursday, Maybe Friday
Patch.com
(Update) PORTLAND, OR — Heavy snowfall in the past 24 hours means Portland Public Schools is unlikely to hold school on Thursday and possibly Friday, which would continue a tough winter of disruptive snow days. Interim chief operating officer Courtney ...

Two of Portland's Biggest Jobs Are Hiring—But in Very Different Ways - Willamette Week

January 11, 2017 - 7:01am

Willamette Week

Two of Portland's Biggest Jobs Are Hiring—But in Very Different Ways
Willamette Week
Meanwhile, the board at Portland Public Schools has launched an effort to find a permanent replacement for former Superintendent Carole Smith, who resigned in July after her administration mishandled the discovery of elevated lead levels in some ...

Snow days adding up for schools across the Portland metro area ... - KPTV.com

January 10, 2017 - 7:11pm

KPTV.com

Snow days adding up for schools across the Portland metro area ...
KPTV.com
If Portland Public Schools cancel school on Wednesday, it will be the sixth snow day of the school year, and while kids love it, it's not the news parents want to ...
Snow days shortening summer vacation for many districts | KGW.comkgw.com
This winter could be the coldest in Northwest Oregon in 20 yearsOregonLive.com
Oregon Local News - Here comes the snow again: Beaverton ...Pamplin Media Group

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Weather cuts short Portland school board meeting about weather - OregonLive.com

January 10, 2017 - 6:44pm

Weather cuts short Portland school board meeting about weather
OregonLive.com
Snow days are upending Portland Public Schools' plans and stressing out parents who fear how far into summer break the school year could creep. The Tuesday Portland school board meeting to adjust the academic calendar for weather was cut short due to ...

Portland schools closed Wednesday because of snow (links) - OregonLive.com

January 10, 2017 - 3:14pm

OregonLive.com

Portland schools closed Wednesday because of snow (links)
OregonLive.com
Portland Public Schools is among the school districts that have canceled Wednesday classes because of snow. The Portland metro area is under a winter storm warning until 1 p.m. Wednesday. Downtown Portland is in for three to four inches of accumulation ...
Snow days shortening summer vacation for many districtskgw.com
Snow days adding up for schools across the Portland metro areaKPTV.com
'Unprecedented' snowstorm slams Portland, snarls traffic, closes schools for WednesdayKATU
KOMO News -KOIN.com
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Metro area thaws, road conditions improve - KOIN.com

January 9, 2017 - 11:44am

Portland Tribune

Metro area thaws, road conditions improve
KOIN.com
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It was a busy weather weekend across Oregon, and a slow start to Monday morning as area roads took time to thaw. Portland Public Schools and other major districts closed for the day while others were on 2-hour delay due to icy ...
Schools close, delay for icy Monday morningPortland Tribune

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Oregon Winter Weather Update: No Classes Monday for Many Area ... - Patch.com

January 9, 2017 - 7:18am

Patch.com

Oregon Winter Weather Update: No Classes Monday for Many Area ...
Patch.com
Portland, OR - No classes in Portland school district; Portland State classes begin at 10 a.m. Avalanche warnings for central Oregon.

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Students need Portland schools bond, but is $750 million enough ... - OregonLive.com

January 9, 2017 - 7:02am

OregonLive.com

Students need Portland schools bond, but is $750 million enough ...
OregonLive.com
Portland Public Schools officials covered a water fountain at Creston Elementary after elevated lead levels were found in various district schools. Lead is among ...
Portland School Department's role in political push for borrowing ...Press Herald

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Students shiver in some Portland classrooms, search for your school - OregonLive.com

January 6, 2017 - 5:01pm

Students shiver in some Portland classrooms, search for your school
OregonLive.com
This winter's cold snap is straining Portland Public Schools' aging buildings, causing some frigid classrooms. The district is facing "a myriad of heating issues," including isolated instances of classroom temperatures in the 50s, Courtney Wilton, the ...

Snow days mean Portland Public Schools must add school days - OregonLive.com

January 6, 2017 - 4:35pm

Snow days mean Portland Public Schools must add school days
OregonLive.com
December's four snow days mean Portland Public Schools must add school days to its calendar, tacking on two days to the end of the year and likely adjusting the end of the semester. The school board voted in December to extend the year to June 13 and ...

Portland school system hosting classes on race for teachers - Bangor Daily News

January 6, 2017 - 8:12am

Bangor Daily News

Portland school system hosting classes on race for teachers
Bangor Daily News
Teachers teach each other about issues such as poverty, special education and technology — all part of a new model of professional development that Portland Public Schools recently embraced. “When you go to teaching colleges, I don't know that you ...