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Portland Public Schools gives timeline, work plan for first known districtwide ... - OregonLive.com

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OregonLive.com

Portland Public Schools gives timeline, work plan for first known districtwide ...
OregonLive.com
Portland Public Schools has given an initial timeline showing the months of work required to update district boundaries. According to district spokesman Jon Isaacs, PPS has in the past reviewed boundaries in some areas, but this will be the first known ...

Portland Public Schools Board Could Vote On New Boundaries by December - Willamette Week

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Willamette Week

Portland Public Schools Board Could Vote On New Boundaries by December
Willamette Week
The volunteer group guiding Portland Public Schools through what's bound to be a contentious redrawing of school boundaries have heard the official word on when their work is supposed to be finished. The timeline is ambitious. It calls for the Portland ...

City, district and parent volunteers team up to improve north Portland street - BikePortland.org

January 23, 2015 - 12:16pm

BikePortland.org

City, district and parent volunteers team up to improve north Portland street
BikePortland.org
But now, thanks to a collaboration between the City, Portland Public Schools, and dedicated parent volunteers (who happen to know how to use some high-tech planning tools), this vacated street is getting a major facelift that will improve its looks and ...

School choice becomes rally cry across nation, Portland - Portland Tribune

January 23, 2015 - 9:52am

Portland Tribune

School choice becomes rally cry across nation, Portland
Portland Tribune
Portland Public Schools public relations team declined to comment on this issue. Portland Association of Teachers did not return calls for comment by press time. Responding to criticism that school choice relies on having parents with the education ...

Portland seeks ideas for reuse of old school - Press Herald

January 22, 2015 - 9:46am

Press Herald

Portland seeks ideas for reuse of old school
Press Herald
Originally a school, it was used as the central kitchen and warehouse for the Portland Public Schools until last year when it was transferred from the Portland Public Schools to the City of Portland. The Task Force was created in September to explore ...

Portland Public Schools launches school climate survey (link) - OregonLive.com

January 21, 2015 - 1:28pm

OregonLive.com

Portland Public Schools launches school climate survey (link)
OregonLive.com
Portland Public Schools launches school climate survey (link). Madison High math team improving scores. The Portland Public Schools District launched a new survey Jan. 20. The survey will cover school climate. (Stephanie Yao Long/The Oregonian) ...

Portland Public Schools board passes policy changes, despite protesters - Portland Tribune

January 20, 2015 - 10:51pm

Portland Tribune

Portland Public Schools board passes policy changes, despite protesters
Portland Tribune
Though barely audible over the cries of protesters, the Portland Public Schools board Tuesday night approved proposed changes to its in-district transfer policy. The 4:1 vote came too soon for the protesters led by Don't Shoot PDX, who sought to delay ...

Portland Public Schools board approves changes to enrollment and transfer ... - OregonLive.com

January 20, 2015 - 8:50pm

OregonLive.com

Portland Public Schools board approves changes to enrollment and transfer ...
OregonLive.com
Members of Don't Shoot Portland began speaking while the Portland Public Schools board prepared to vote on changes to the enrollment and transfer policy. A security guard then stepped between the audience and board. (Laura Frazier/The Oregonian).
Portland Public Schools votes to do away with lotto transfer systemKATU
Portland Public Schools board passes policy changes, despite protestersPortland Tribune
PPS approves changes to transfer policykgw.com
GoLocalPDX -Willamette Week
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Portland Public Schools Board: Ruth Adkins Won't Seek Re-Election In May ... - Willamette Week

January 20, 2015 - 11:56am

Willamette Week

Portland Public Schools Board: Ruth Adkins Won't Seek Re-Election In May ...
Willamette Week
Ruth Adkins, a two-term member of the Portland School Board, has announced she won't run for a third term. Adkins' announcement follows the news Monday, as first reported by WW, that Portland State University professor Julie Esparza Brown would enter ...

Portland Public Schools Board: Ruth Adkins Won't Seek Re-Election In May ... - Willamette Week

January 20, 2015 - 11:47am

Willamette Week

Portland Public Schools Board: Ruth Adkins Won't Seek Re-Election In May ...
Willamette Week
Ruth Adkins, a two-term member of the Portland School Board, has announced she won't run for a third term. Adkins' announcement follows the news Monday, as first reported by WW, that Portland State University professor Julie Esparza Brown would enter ...

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Portland Public Schools board again set to vote on changes to enrollment and ... - OregonLive.com

January 20, 2015 - 5:30am

Portland Public Schools board again set to vote on changes to enrollment and ...
OregonLive.com
At tonight's meeting the Portland Public Schools Board of Education will try again to decide on changes to the district's enrollment and transfer policy after a protest blocked last week's vote. The board was scheduled to vote on the policy changes on Jan.

Portland schools to provide budget forum - The Forecaster

January 19, 2015 - 8:23am

Portland schools to provide budget forum
The Forecaster
Portland schools to provide budget forum. Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11:20 am. PORTLAND — The Portland Public Schools will host a town hall-style meeting on the fiscal year 2016 budget on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lyman Moore Middle ...

Superintendent's Notebook: Showing Portland its ROI on student achievement - The Forecaster

January 19, 2015 - 6:41am

Superintendent's Notebook: Showing Portland its ROI on student achievement
The Forecaster
The Portland Public Schools is a trailblazer in the state in providing an answer to that question for members of our community. We're using two important new metrics to show how we're utilizing their investment: the District Scorecard and a survey of ...

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Maine Voices: Nonprofits contribute to communities even without paying taxes - Press Herald

January 19, 2015 - 1:02am

Maine Voices: Nonprofits contribute to communities even without paying taxes
Press Herald
Waynflete and Cheverus alone save Portland Public Schools more than $1 million a year. If you add in the impact of their staff and local expenditures, that number is even higher. If you add the impact of training young Mainers to be the leaders of ...

PPS board should preserve school choice, reject proposed lottery change ... - OregonLive.com

January 18, 2015 - 8:17am

OregonLive.com

PPS board should preserve school choice, reject proposed lottery change ...
OregonLive.com
More than a dozen protesters attended the Jan. 13 Portland Public Schools board meeting to halt a vote on proposed changes to the district's enrollment and transfer policies. The meeting was eventually cancelled due to the protest, organized by Don't ...

Meet: Lynne Rowe, owner of Tortilleria Pachanga in Portland - Press Herald

January 18, 2015 - 1:05am

Press Herald

Meet: Lynne Rowe, owner of Tortilleria Pachanga in Portland
Press Herald
... costs and a loan through CEI, a private, Maine-based nonprofit that offers business counseling, another $15K. All this time, Rowe never stopped working at her half-time day job (she coordinates language programs city-wide for the Portland public ...

Steve Duin: The root of the STEM problem at Roosevelt High - OregonLive.com

January 17, 2015 - 9:07am

Steve Duin: The root of the STEM problem at Roosevelt High
OregonLive.com
Cohen and her fellow advocates are armed with chilling numbers, memorable quotes, and studious annotations in her 2,500 pages of attachments. 35b.jpg ... and the similar space, or lack thereof, in the ongoing Roosevelt redesign.Portland Public Schools.

Portland Public Schools Board: Sources Say Matt Morton Won't Run For Re ... - Willamette Week

January 16, 2015 - 10:11am

Willamette Week

Portland Public Schools Board: Sources Say Matt Morton Won't Run For Re ...
Willamette Week
Sources tell WW that Matt Morton won't run again for the Portland Public Schools Board this spring, creating an open seat in what is already a hotly contested school board election. Morton, who declined to comment about his plans, has drawn criticism ...

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Mom sues Portland schools for $30000, claiming unruly da Vinci student cracked ... - OregonLive.com

January 15, 2015 - 4:53pm

Mom sues Portland schools for $30000, claiming unruly da Vinci student cracked ...
OregonLive.com
The mother of a teenage girl who says she suffered a cracked tooth when another student threw a glass bead at her mouth filed a $30,000 lawsuit against Portland Public Schools this week. The lawsuit, filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court, represents ...

Portland Public Schools Consider Boundary Changes - OPB News

January 14, 2015 - 11:55am

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Portland Public Schools Consider Boundary Changes
OPB News
As the Portland school board finalizes big changes to its transfer policy, the state's largest district has already started work on an even thornier topic: school boundaries. Those are the lines that determine where students attend school. Portland is ...
Portland Public Schools board to vote on changes to enrollment and transfer policyOregonLive.com
Protests disrupt Portland school board meet on racial segregationYahoo News
Portland school board to vote on enrollment, transfer policyThe Register-Guard

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