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Portland Public Schools still beset by trust, communication woes - OregonLive.com

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Portland Public Schools still beset by trust, communication woes
OregonLive.com
Portland Public Schools' tainted drinking water scandal didn't just reveal years of deferred maintenance, but corrosion in the district's ability to communicate with the public and among key employees as well. Fixing its inability to communicate is a ...

Portland school board races start to shape up | OregonLive.com - OregonLive.com

February 17, 2017 - 8:41pm

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Portland school board races start to shape up | OregonLive.com
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Two more candidates have emerged as contenders for the Portland school board races.

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Portland school board races start to shape up - OregonLive.com

February 17, 2017 - 8:40pm

OregonLive.com

Portland school board races start to shape up
OregonLive.com
"I am running because I believe in the power of education to transform the lives of children, and I think Portland Public Schools has some growth to do," Munson told The Oregonian/OregonLive. "In addition, there is a level of leadership that needs to ...

Portland Public Elementary Schools See Drop In Attendance on "Day Without Immigrants" - Willamette Week

February 16, 2017 - 5:01pm

Willamette Week

Portland Public Elementary Schools See Drop In Attendance on "Day Without Immigrants"
Willamette Week
Five hundred fewer students attended Portland Public Schools' elementaries today than yesterday, according to Portland Public Schools, a drop that school officials say may result from the nationwide "A Day Without Immigrants" boycotts. Around the ...

Former Charter School Principal Running for Portland School Board - Willamette Week

February 16, 2017 - 4:39pm

Willamette Week

Former Charter School Principal Running for Portland School Board
Willamette Week
February 16 at 4:38 PM. A former charter school principal is running for school board in Portland in the 16 May election. Jamila Singleton Munson, who led KIPP Spirit College Prep in Houston from 2008 through 2010, wants to join the Portland Public ...

Sitton community gets immigration raid scare - Pamplin Media Group

February 15, 2017 - 7:50pm

Pamplin Media Group

Sitton community gets immigration raid scare
Pamplin Media Group
COURTESY: PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Sitton Elementary School in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland Public School officials are so far unable to confirm a report of an immigration status check in the Sitton Elementary School community in North ...

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Next Portland superintendent could be picked this month - OregonLive.com

February 14, 2017 - 7:01pm

OregonLive.com

Next Portland superintendent could be picked this month
OregonLive.com
Board members of Portland Public Schools have already interviewed five candidates and will interview a sixth Wednesday, Chairman Tom Koehler said Tuesday. The goal is to winnow the candidate pool down to three finalists, who would then go through a ...

Portland issues parking ban, closes public schools - WGME

February 13, 2017 - 4:21pm

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Portland issues parking ban, closes public schools
WGME
During that time, if your car is parked on a city street, it could be towed, and you'll have to pay a fine. There's a lot of work to be done. Public works needs to get much of the snow hauled away to make room for things like sidewalks, and that's a ...

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Superintendent's Notebook: Achieving equity in Portland schools - The Forecaster

February 13, 2017 - 8:28am

The Forecaster

Superintendent's Notebook: Achieving equity in Portland schools
The Forecaster
I'm using my monthly column to explore the four goals in the Portland Public Schools' new Comprehensive Plan. Last month, I wrote about our Whole Student goal. This month, I'll talk about our Equity goal. February is an opportune time to talk about ...

Bullying, offensive behavior not enough to get Portland schools manager axed - OregonLive.com

February 10, 2017 - 5:07pm

OregonLive.com

Bullying, offensive behavior not enough to get Portland schools manager axed
OregonLive.com
Portland Public Schools' human resources director and an assistant superintendent were deeply involved in making the call not to fire, suspend or demote an $85,000-a-year manager who bullied his staff, made offensive remarks and gestures to colleagues, ...

PPS fails to comply with state standards - KOIN.com

February 8, 2017 - 6:33am

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PPS fails to comply with state standards
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PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — Portland Public Schools will tell the state this month that it is not in compliance with state standards in two significant areas: curriculum and talented and gifted accommodations. This follows years of advocacy ...
PPS Relies On Consultant To Keep Superintendent Search PrivateOPB News
PPS proposes bond measure to renovate schools, address safety issuesKATU

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After lead scandal, Portland schools looks to longterm plan for clean water - OregonLive.com

February 7, 2017 - 4:40pm

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After lead scandal, Portland schools looks to longterm plan for clean water
OregonLive.com
Portland Public Schools has a plan to ensure all its schools have clean drinking and cooking water flowing from every fountain and cooking sink. But the safety upgrades will cost $28.5 million and take roughly three years to complete, David Hobbs ...

PPS Relies On Consultant To Keep Superintendent Search Private - OPB News

February 7, 2017 - 2:01pm

OPB News

PPS Relies On Consultant To Keep Superintendent Search Private
OPB News
Portland Public Schools is attempting to hire its first permanent superintendent in a decade. Trust in the district is at an all-time low, following revelations of lead in school drinking water, a postponed capital bond measure and other systemic ...
PPS fails to comply with state standardsKOIN.com
School board tweaks superintendent searchPortland Tribune
PPS proposes bond measure to renovate schools, address safety issuesKATU

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Portland Superintendent Search Explores Path Between Public And Private - KUOW News and Information

February 6, 2017 - 6:42pm

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Portland Superintendent Search Explores Path Between Public And Private
KUOW News and Information
Oregon's largest school district is hot on the trail of a new superintendent, but Portland Public Schools is finding that making everyone happy — the public, the candidates, school board members — and following state law isn't simple. The Portland ...

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Portland Superintendent Search Explores Path Between Public And Private - OPB News

February 6, 2017 - 6:35pm

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Portland Superintendent Search Explores Path Between Public And Private
OPB News
They'll tell you they have one job that's probably more important than any other: hiring and firing the chief executive – the superintendent. Oregon's largest school district is hot on the trail of a new superintendent, but Portland Public Schools is ...
School board tweaks superintendent searchPamplin Media Group

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School chief who blamed attack on Trump doubles down - WCSH6.com

February 6, 2017 - 9:11am

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School chief who blamed attack on Trump doubles down
WCSH6.com
Maine GOP has said Portland Public Schools Superintendent Xavier Botana created a hostile political environment in the city's public schools in the wake of the Jan. 27 attack. It has said it will issue a Maine Freedom of Access Act request for Botana's ...

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