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Portland Public Schools tests air quality in Cleveland High, four other SE Portland schools - OregonLive.com

February 5, 2016 - 4:37pm

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Portland Public Schools tests air quality in Cleveland High, four other SE Portland schools
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Portland Public Schools tests for air pollution at Cleveland High School After Oregon environmental regulators found unsafe levels of cadmium and arsenic air pollution in inner Southeast Portland, the PPS school district hired an outside contractor to ...

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Air at SE Portland schools to be tested Friday after toxins detected - kgw.com

February 4, 2016 - 10:58pm

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Air at SE Portland schools to be tested Friday after toxins detected
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In a letter sent to families, Portland Public Schools said the air at Abernethy School, Cleveland High School, Grout Elementary School, Hosford Middle School and Winterhaven School would be tested on Friday. Results of the tests are expected next week ...
DEQ: Heavy metals in air likely from glass factoryKOIN.com

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Portland Somali Program: One Teacher, Two Languages - OPB News

February 2, 2016 - 7:11pm

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Portland Somali Program: One Teacher, Two Languages
OPB News
The cumulative GPA for Somali students, 2.38, is significantly lower than the Portland Public Schools average, 2.97. Over 97 percent of the Somali students reported in the report are otherwise identified as Black/African American in the PPS data systems.

Will Heath selected as new superintendent for Portland Public Schools - Sentinel-Standard

February 2, 2016 - 2:20pm

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Will Heath selected as new superintendent for Portland Public Schools
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Morrice Area Schools Superintendent Will Heath and Webberville Community Schools Superintendent Brian Friddle met with members of the Portland Public Schools Board of Education after each candidate went through a tour of the district. According to Tom ...

Portland Public Schools shortchanges low-income students in classes and class time: Editorial Agenda 2016 - OregonLive.com

January 30, 2016 - 8:02am

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Portland Public Schools shortchanges low-income students in classes and class time: Editorial Agenda 2016
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Algebra – otherwise called compacted math – is considered part of Portland Public Schools' regular curriculum for those students who test into it. But for years, unfortunately, some PPS schools decided they didn't have enough students to justify ...

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Boundary advisory board approves new map for Portland Public Schools - KATU

January 28, 2016 - 10:22pm

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Boundary advisory board approves new map for Portland Public Schools
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Thursday night began with open comment. It was the first time parents had been able to voice their opinions on the latest version of Portland Public Schools' redistricting proposal. "The new map is actually more disruptive than any ...
Portland schools boundary committee approves recommendationsOregonLive.com
Portland School Boundary Changes Would Affect 1300 StudentsOPB News
Recommendations made for PPS boundary changeskgw.com

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Portland schools boundary committee approves recommendations - OregonLive.com

January 28, 2016 - 9:33pm

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Portland schools boundary committee approves recommendations
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Portland Public Schools boundary committee moved the process another step forward Thursday night by approving its set of recommendations. The committee signed off on suggestions for changing many neighborhood K-8 schools to middle and elementary ...
Boundary advisory board approves new map for Portland Public SchoolsKATU
Portland School Boundary Changes Would Affect 1300 StudentsOPB News
Recommendations made for PPS boundary changeskgw.com

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Portland Public Schools to hold vote on West Side boundary changes - KATU

January 28, 2016 - 7:37am

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Portland Public Schools to hold vote on West Side boundary changes
KATU
Parents will have a chance to weigh in ahead of an important vote on school boundary changes in Portland. Portland Public Schools will be shifting school boundaries on the West Side to accommodate population growth and correct issues with overcrowding.
Portland schools boundary committee approves recommendationsOregonLive.com
Portland group to vote on redistricting, school changes tonightkgw.com

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It's another example of a questionable, no-bid contract. (Julia Hutchinson) - Willamette Week

January 27, 2016 - 1:30pm

Willamette Week

It's another example of a questionable, no-bid contract. (Julia Hutchinson)
Willamette Week
Published January 27. Parent irritation at Portland Public Schools has recently focused on the millions of dollars the district awards in no-bid contracts. Among them? The district spent more than $11,000 last year on a nine-page spreadsheet, which ...