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Company that reviewed test score spike at NE Portland school was involved in ... - The Oregonian

April 24, 2014 - 6:48am

Company that reviewed test score spike at NE Portland school was involved in ...
The Oregonian
A company that trained King School teachers to administer state tests in 2011-12 was hired by Portland Public Schools to examine what caused spikes in King's scores that year. The district has pointed to Education Northwest's examination of testing ...

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Investigators shed light on King School's test score spike, recommend new ... - The Oregonian

April 23, 2014 - 8:44pm

Investigators shed light on King School's test score spike, recommend new ...
The Oregonian
Investigators shed light on King School's test score spike, recommend new safeguards at Portland Public Schools. king-school-main.jpg. Education Northwest analyzed test scores and procedures at King School after the Northeast Portland building saw huge ...

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Sullivan's Gulch talks future of bike routes; Portland Public Schools ... - The Oregonian

April 23, 2014 - 8:43am

Sullivan's Gulch talks future of bike routes; Portland Public Schools ...
The Oregonian
Sullivan's Gulch talks future of bike routes; Portland Public Schools fundraisers drum up $4.1 million: North and NE Portland news. bikelanewilliams.jpg. The city's network of bike lanes will expand. Saturday, Sullivan's Gulch neighbors will meet with ...

Portland Public Schools foundations raised record-breaking $4.1 million last year - The Oregonian

April 22, 2014 - 5:04pm

Portland Public Schools foundations raised record-breaking $4.1 million last year
The Oregonian
Fundraisers for Portland Public Schools raised a record $4.1 million in the 2012-2013 school year. All Hands Raised, formerly known as the Portland Schools Foundation, has reported steady increases in donations through the years from its local ...

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Women of Influence 2014: Food for thought from Portland Public Schools' Gitta ... - Portland Business Journal

April 22, 2014 - 6:19am

Women of Influence 2014: Food for thought from Portland Public Schools' Gitta ...
Portland Business Journal
Here's a bit more from Gitta Grether-Sweeney director of nutrition services for Portland Public Schools. (Our full Women of Influence publication, with interviews and features, will be released Friday.) So where, besides PPS's cafeterias, do you like ...

How should Portland Public Schools spend $505 million next year? Tell district ... - The Oregonian

April 21, 2014 - 12:31pm

How should Portland Public Schools spend $505 million next year? Tell district ...
The Oregonian
How should Portland Public Schools spend $505 million next year? Tell district officials at Monday night's hearing. Loading Photo Gallery. Print · Nicole Dungca | ndungca@oregonian.com By Nicole Dungca | ndungca@oregonian.com The Oregonian

The Portland School Board's top 5 concerns about the Common Core - The Oregonian

April 18, 2014 - 12:49pm

The Portland School Board's top 5 concerns about the Common Core
The Oregonian
Portland Public Schools now has a $496,000 grant to help transition to the Common Core. But Melissa Goff, the district's executive director of teaching and learning, said the money would have been helpful four years ago when the district started ...

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Common Core debate: Most Portland School Board members voice concerns ... - The Oregonian

April 17, 2014 - 5:03am

Common Core debate: Most Portland School Board members voice concerns ...
The Oregonian
Portland Public Schools and other Oregon districts have gradually been adopting curriculum related to the standards since Oregon adopted the Common Core in 2010. During the next school year, Portland will begin using the "Smarter Balanced" state ...

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Portland Public Schools start major hiring phase - kgw.com

April 15, 2014 - 3:54pm

OPB News

Portland Public Schools start major hiring phase
kgw.com
PORTLAND -- After years of cutbacks, the Portland Public School district is getting ready to hire between 350 and 400 people. PPS was a big presence Tuesday at the Oregon Professional Educator Fair, held at the Portland Convention Center. PPS has been ...
1800 Turn Up For Teacher Job Fair In PortlandOPB News
Oregon schools hiring by the hundreds, a welcome reversal in the teacher job ...The Oregonian
Portland schools put out 'Help Wanted' signPortland Tribune
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Wilson High lacrosse player, parents ask judge to block Portland district's ... - The Oregonian

April 15, 2014 - 1:24pm

Wilson High lacrosse player, parents ask judge to block Portland district's ...
The Oregonian
The parents of a Wilson High School student are suing Portland Public Schools, alleging alleging administrators hurt their son's prospects of a college lacrosse scholarship after their son was suspended from competition and extracurricular activities.
Judge temporarily blocks Wilson student's suspension over alcohol policyKPTV.com

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Common Core critic and Portland School Board member Steve Buel drafts ... - The Oregonian

April 15, 2014 - 12:49pm

Common Core critic and Portland School Board member Steve Buel drafts ...
The Oregonian
During the next school year, Portland Public Schools will begin using the Smarter Balanced exam for state tests, which is aligned to the Common Core standards. Buel, a former educator who won office with strong support from the Portland Association of ...

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Portland Public schools hiring at job fair - kgw.com

April 15, 2014 - 12:12pm

Portland Public schools hiring at job fair
kgw.com
PORTLAND -- After years of cutbacks, the Portland Public School district is getting ready to hire between 350 and 400 people. PPS was a big presence Tuesday at the Oregon Professional Educator Fair, held at the Portland Convention Center. PPS has been ...

Portland Public schools hiring at job fair - kgw.com

April 15, 2014 - 12:05pm

Portland Public schools hiring at job fair
kgw.com
PORTLAND -- After years of cutbacks, the Portland Public School district is getting ready to hire between 350 and 400 people. PPS was a big presence Tuesday at the Oregon Professional Educator Fair, held at the Portland Convention Center. PPS has been ...

Wilson High School parents sue over son's extracurricular suspension - The Oregonian

April 15, 2014 - 1:27am

Wilson High School parents sue over son's extracurricular suspension
The Oregonian
The parents of a Wilson High School student and lacrosse player are suing Portland Public Schools, alleging alleging administrators hurt their son's prospects of a college lacrosse scholarship after their son was suspended from competition and ...
Judge temporarily blocks Wilson student's suspension over alcohol policyKPTV.com

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Portland Public Schools to hire 400 teachers - KOIN.com

April 14, 2014 - 4:50pm

Portland Public Schools to hire 400 teachers
KOIN.com
Sean Murray, the human resources director for Portland Public Schools, said a little more than 200 of the openings are to replace outgoing teachers, but the new agreement with the teachers union that recently emerged, also calls for 150 new positions.

Superintendent's Notebook: CEOs spend a day as Portland principals - The Forecaster

April 14, 2014 - 6:45am

Superintendent's Notebook: CEOs spend a day as Portland principals
The Forecaster
Claudio is one of 17 leaders of local businesses and nonprofit groups who are participating in the Portland Public Schools' second annual Principal for a Day program during the week of April 28. The CEOs will experience first-hand what happens during a ...

District planning lead treatment for 10 Portland schools - KATU

April 12, 2014 - 12:08am

Portland Tribune

District planning lead treatment for 10 Portland schools
KATU
District planning lead treatment for 10 Portland schools ┬╗Play Video. PORTLAND, Ore. - Ten elementary schools are in line for lead paint treatment, according to Portland Public Schools. The district's operations manager said Portland's water bureau ...
Lead paint remains at Portland elementary schoolKOIN.com
Lead paint at Portland schools raises concernkgw.com
Alameda Elementary School fixes one lead paint problem after parent complaint ...The Oregonian

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Susan Nielsen: In Oregon House race, this Portland teacher just might win - The Oregonian

April 11, 2014 - 2:16pm

Susan Nielsen: In Oregon House race, this Portland teacher just might win
The Oregonian
If Portland Public Schools teacher Don Gavitte wins election to the Oregon House this year, he pictures taking students with him. He'll offer an elective class on state politics and have his students serve as staff. "My office is going to be loud," he ...

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Public to get detailed insider view of certain Oregon schools - The Oregonian

April 11, 2014 - 10:45am

Public to get detailed insider view of certain Oregon schools
The Oregonian
Century High, where this discussion took place, is among the schools into which the public will get an unprecedented look next month. At least half the teachers at all the comprehensive high schools in Hillsboro, Beaverton and Portland completed a ...

Lead paint found at Portland schools - Portland Tribune

April 11, 2014 - 7:52am

Lead paint found at Portland schools
Portland Tribune
According to tests conducted by Portland Public Schools and an independent party, paint chips at Alameda Elementary School contain about 33 percent to 35 percent lead by weight. That amount means a third of each ounce of the paint contains lead ...