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Why hasn't Portland schools signed a contract for the next superintendent? - OregonLive.com

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Why hasn't Portland schools signed a contract for the next superintendent?
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This May, Portland Public Schools will ask voters to pass the largest construction bond in state history — $790 million — with no guarantee who, exactly, will be in charge at Oregon's largest school district. Although the Portland school board has ...
Two Thirds Of Portland Public Schools Not Fire Safe750 KXL
WW's May 2017 EndorsementsWillamette Week
We asked PPS candidates to take us to places that show why they're runningPamplin Media Group
KTVL -Portland Tribune
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Portland's successful 2012 school bond should give voters confidence (Guest opinion) - OregonLive.com

April 25, 2017 - 7:06am

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Portland's successful 2012 school bond should give voters confidence (Guest opinion)
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Portland Public Schools' program to deliver on the promises made in its 2012 school bond measure has, for most people, happened quietly and without drama. But as Portlanders prepare to vote on a new health, safety and modernization bond (Measure ...
Our Opinion: Pass bond for needed school fixesPortland Tribune
PPS blames school bus problems on driver shortageKOIN.com

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Portland Public Schools will go to a jury in racial discrimination case Monday - Portland Tribune

April 25, 2017 - 2:35am

Portland Tribune

Portland Public Schools will go to a jury in racial discrimination case Monday
Portland Tribune
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland Public Schools' headquarters houses its human resources department, which A jury trial is set to begin Monday in a racial discrimination case brought against Portland Public Schools by two maintenance workers who still ...

Zach Babb's full response to Portland school board candidate questionnaire - OregonLive.com

April 24, 2017 - 6:08pm

Zach Babb's full response to Portland school board candidate questionnaire
OregonLive.com
It's a crucial time for Portland Public Schools, which is in transition following a lead in drinking water crisis that upended the district. On that same ballot, voters will be asked if they want to trust Portland Public Schools with a $790 million ...

Ed Bos' full response to Portland school board candidate questionnaire - OregonLive.com

April 24, 2017 - 6:08pm

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Ed Bos' full response to Portland school board candidate questionnaire
OregonLive.com
It's a crucial time for Portland Public Schools, which is in transition following a lead in drinking water crisis that upended the district. On that same ballot, voters will be asked if they want to trust Portland Public Schools with a $790 million ...
PPS blames school bus problems on driver shortageKOIN.com

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Two Thirds Of Portland Public Schools Not Fire Safe - 750 KXL

April 24, 2017 - 2:21pm

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Two Thirds Of Portland Public Schools Not Fire Safe
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Records show two-thirds of schools in Oregon's largest district lack sufficient fire safety equipment. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Wednesday that records it received show 60 of Portland Public Schools' 89 schools lack ...
Why hasn't Portland schools signed a contract for the next superintendent?OregonLive.com
WW's May 2017 EndorsementsWillamette Week
It's Time to Decide the Fate of Our Schools (and Some Other Stuff Too)The Portland Mercury
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Portland school board candidates on accountability | OregonLive.com - OregonLive.com

April 24, 2017 - 5:02am

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Portland school board candidates on accountability | OregonLive.com
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A new superintendent will lead Portland Public Schools next year. The new leader will be expected to rebuild the district by making critical hires and putting ...
Fire Safety Not Adequate at Two-Thirds of Portland Schools ...U.S. News & World Report

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Portland's school board is known to disagree. How would board ... - OregonLive.com

April 22, 2017 - 5:03am

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Portland's school board is known to disagree. How would board ...
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The current Portland school board is known to disagree, with members having fundamentally different views about what a school board member's role is.

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Cleveland High principal leaves Portland district for North Clackamas - OregonLive.com

April 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

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Cleveland High principal leaves Portland district for North Clackamas
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Correction Appended: This story has been updated to correct a misstatement by a Portland Public Schools spokesman that O'Neill lives in the North Clackamas School District and has a young daughter who goes to school in that district. O'Neill, according ...

Anticipating deadly earthquake, Oregon gives $154 million to ... - OregonLive.com

April 21, 2017 - 3:28pm

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Anticipating deadly earthquake, Oregon gives $154 million to ...
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Oregon is giving $153.6 million in grant funds to 100 schools and 47 emergency services to help lessen the devastation an earthquake, expected sometime in ...

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They want to run Portland Public Schools. Why you should vote for them in their own words - OregonLive.com

April 21, 2017 - 5:05am

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They want to run Portland Public Schools. Why you should vote for them in their own words
OregonLive.com
Portland Public Schools is about to experience a sea change in leadership. May's election means the seven-member board will have three new members, who in turn will oversee a brand new superintendent. School board positions are unpaid, but the ...

Portland Public Schools could face layoffs for 2017-18 school year - Nwlaborpress

April 19, 2017 - 10:52am

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Portland Public Schools could face layoffs for 2017-18 school year
Nwlaborpress
A loss in state education funding could spell layoffs next year for more than a hundred union members who work at Portland Public Schools (PPS). Interim Superintendent Robert McKean presented his proposed budget to the Portland School Board on April 4.

Fire risks: Most Portland schools lack sprinklers, need better alarms - OregonLive.com

April 19, 2017 - 5:02am

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Fire risks: Most Portland schools lack sprinklers, need better alarms
OregonLive.com
Two-thirds of schools in Oregon's largest district lack smoke detectors, modern alarms, sprinkler systems or other critical fire safety equipment, The Oregonian/OregonLive has found. Portland Public Schools is widely known for dangers such as lead ...
Portland Public Schools could face layoffs for 2017-18 school yearNwlaborpress

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Taxpayer impact of record $790 million Portland Public Schools bond proposal - KATU

April 18, 2017 - 7:15pm

KATU

Taxpayer impact of record $790 million Portland Public Schools bond proposal
KATU
Right now, the average homeowner in Portland pays about $230 dollars annually for a Portland Public Schools bond levied in 2012. If the new one goes forward they'll pay about $304 per year on top of that for the next four years. That would then drop ...
Portland students stranded at night after bus driver forgot themOregonLive.com
No-show bus driver strands Portland students far from homeWRAL.com
Portland students stranded an hour from home by bus companyThe Register-Guard
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Should voters approve the $790M Portland Public Schools bond? - KATU

April 18, 2017 - 6:48pm

KATU

Should voters approve the $790M Portland Public Schools bond?
KATU
If approved, homeowners will have to pay an estimated $280 more in taxes a year for the next four years. A bond passed in 2012 added $420 per year for four years in taxes for owners of houses worth $300,000 or more. Close. KATU News is hosting a Town ...

Portland students stranded at night after bus driver forgot them - OregonLive.com

April 18, 2017 - 4:39pm

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Portland students stranded at night after bus driver forgot them
OregonLive.com
"The driver shortage is a big part of it and yet it's broader than that," Portland Public Schools interim Chief Operations Officer Courtney Wilton said. "Just fundamentally we need to be able to provide service to our students at a reasonable quality ...
Group of Portland students get stranded in Clatskanie as bus driver forgets pick-upKATU

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Superintendent's Notebook: Portland schools commit to greater staff diversity - The Forecaster

April 17, 2017 - 6:10am

The Forecaster

Superintendent's Notebook: Portland schools commit to greater staff diversity
The Forecaster
This also is a good time to reflect on how critical Portland Public Schools' staff is to the vision of our school district, which states: “All learners will be fully prepared to participate and succeed in a diverse and ever-changing world.” Without an ...

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Portland Public Schools First to Put Global Climate Justice in Classroom - Truth-Out

April 14, 2017 - 8:19am

Portland Public Schools First to Put Global Climate Justice in Classroom
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It is the first comprehensive climate literacy policy in the country, and calls for Portland Public Schools to implement a climate justice curriculum. It also asks that schools abandon text materials that downplay the human impact on the climate crisis ...

Bill: Schools must be tested for environmental hazards - KOIN.com

April 13, 2017 - 6:15am

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Bill: Schools must be tested for environmental hazards
KOIN.com
In June 2016, the Portland Public Schools announced they had located “elevated levels” of radon in some buildings. The district later closed a high school cafeteria after dangerous levels of cancer-causing radon gas were found in a second round of tests.