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STEM backers make last-ditch effort to redesign Roosevelt - KOIN.com

July 27, 2015 - 2:23pm

KOIN.com

STEM backers make last-ditch effort to redesign Roosevelt
KOIN.com
The Portland Public Schools public information office says a total of 6,700 square feet will be dedicated to STEM and Career Technical Education instruction, including a 2,000-square-foot engineering lab, a 2,500-square-foot industrial arts lab, ...

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East Portlanders Demand Change to City Charter - The Skanner

July 27, 2015 - 5:21am

East Portlanders Demand Change to City Charter
The Skanner
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland may be known for fashionable hipsters, devotion to public transit, locally sourced chickens and artisanal food carts. But a part of this city by the river counters the narrative of livable, weird, predominantly white ...

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State approves free lunch for low-income students - Pamplin Media Group

July 23, 2015 - 1:20am

Pamplin Media Group

State approves free lunch for low-income students
Pamplin Media Group
Portland Public Schools is pleased to learn that the Oregon Legislature will be paying the 40-cent reduced lunch co-pay for students,” says Gitta Grether-Sweeney, director of PPS' Nutrition Services program. “Their contribution will help more children ...

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State approves free lunch for low-income students - Portland Tribune - Portland Tribune

July 23, 2015 - 1:07am

Portland Tribune

State approves free lunch for low-income students - Portland Tribune
Portland Tribune
Portland Public Schools is pleased to learn that the Oregon Legislature will be paying the 40-cent reduced lunch co-pay for students,” says Gitta Grether-Sweeney, director of PPS' Nutrition Services program. “Their contribution will help more children ...

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Archer Glen students display talent, history lesson with 'My Oregon Report ... - Portland Tribune

July 22, 2015 - 5:01pm

Portland Tribune

Archer Glen students display talent, history lesson with 'My Oregon Report ...
Portland Tribune
Portland Public Schools asked Nelson to write a show for fourth-graders, and he decided to quit his day job and work full time with students. “A woman who taught at Archer Glen took a chance on me eight or nine years ago and asked me to do the Oregon ...

Oregon 'will be toast' when next big earthquake hits | WSLS - WSLS

July 22, 2015 - 12:05pm

WSLS

Oregon 'will be toast' when next big earthquake hits | WSLS
WSLS
This summer, Portland Public Schools will continue to seismically upgrade its buildings. PPS spokesperson Christine Miles said, “We are upgrading certain parts of some buildings to help improve the outcome if a quake does impact our area.” State ...

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Northwest 'will be toast' when next big earthquake hits - KRON4.com

July 21, 2015 - 4:39pm

KRON4.com

Northwest 'will be toast' when next big earthquake hits
KRON4.com
This summer, Portland Public Schools will continue to seismically upgrade its buildings. PPS spokesperson Christine Miles told KOIN 6 News, “We are upgrading certain parts of some buildings to help improve the outcome if a quake does impact our area.

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King Middle School Principal Michael McCarthy will retire after 27 years - The ... - Press Herald

July 21, 2015 - 4:10pm

Press Herald

King Middle School Principal Michael McCarthy will retire after 27 years - The ...
Press Herald
“Mike came in with a vision for King Middle School and the work he did there with staff really transformed not only King but also has made a lasting impact on public education, not just in our district but nationally,” said Portland Public Schools ...

It's back to school at Rosa Parks, the K-5 that took over summer: Editorial ... - OregonLive.com

July 20, 2015 - 5:24pm

OregonLive.com

It's back to school at Rosa Parks, the K-5 that took over summer: Editorial ...
OregonLive.com
... to a year-round school schedule. Last Friday marked the start of Rosa Parks' second year in its new format, in which students returned to the classroom after only five weeks off for summer break versus the 11 weeks off for other Portland Public ...

What's fair? School administrators' salaries in crosshairs - Portland Tribune - Pamplin Media Group

July 16, 2015 - 1:29am

Pamplin Media Group

What's fair? School administrators' salaries in crosshairs - Portland Tribune
Pamplin Media Group
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Superintendent Carole Smith says her administrators are paid below market As the new Portland Public Schools board members take their seats, there is one question they know they must answer to the public's ...

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What's fair? School administrators' salaries in crosshairs - Portland Tribune

July 16, 2015 - 1:03am

Portland Tribune

What's fair? School administrators' salaries in crosshairs
Portland Tribune
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Superintendent Carole Smith says her administrators are paid below market As the new Portland Public Schools board members take their seats, there is one question they know they must answer to the public's ...

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Portland Green Party Chairman announces run for mayor | Fighting the Tides - Bangor Daily News

July 15, 2015 - 5:56pm

Bangor Daily News

Portland Green Party Chairman announces run for mayor | Fighting the Tides
Bangor Daily News
After giving the election considerable thought, I have decided to jump in because, while this amazing city has received accolades from national media sources, most Portland residents are struggling; more than 50% of children in Portland Public Schools ...

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Former Portland Public Schools Principal Lashes Out Against 'White Female ... - Willamette Week

July 15, 2015 - 2:33pm

Willamette Week

Former Portland Public Schools Principal Lashes Out Against 'White Female ...
Willamette Week
Verenice Gutierrez, the former principal at Portland Public Schools' Scott K-8, lashed out against top PPS administrators in an explosive personal blog entry posted last week, saying PPS leaders are protecting "white female fragility" at the expense of ...

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Former Portland Public Schools Principal Lashes Out Against 'White Female ... - Willamette Week

July 15, 2015 - 2:33pm

Willamette Week

Former Portland Public Schools Principal Lashes Out Against 'White Female ...
Willamette Week
Verenice Gutierrez, the former principal at Portland Public Schools' Scott K-8, lashes out against top PPS administrators in an explosive personal blog entry posted last week, saying PPS leaders are protecting "white female fragility" at the expense of ...