PPS News

Portland Public Schools start major hiring phase - kgw.com

April 15, 2014 - 3:51pm

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
Herald and News -The Columbian
all 28 news articles »

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 ...

and more »

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 after their son was suspended from competition and extracurricular activities. The student was issued a 28-day extracurricular suspension after ...
Judge temporarily blocks Wilson student's suspension over alcohol policyKPTV.com

all 7 news articles »

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 found at Portland schoolsPortland Tribune
Lead paint remains at Portland elementary schoolKOIN.com
Lead paint at Portland schools raises concernkgw.com

all 8 news articles »

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 ...

and more »

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 ...

Lead paint remains at Portland elementary school - KOIN.com

April 10, 2014 - 6:27pm

Lead paint remains at Portland elementary school
KOIN.com
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A parent of Portland public school student voiced her concern on Thursday about paint discovered on school grounds that contains high levels of lead. According to tests conducted by Portland Public Schools and an independent ...
District says it will fix lead paint problem at Portland schoolKATU

all 2 news articles »

Urban farming, Madison High School poetry slam, budget hearings: PPS News - The Oregonian

April 10, 2014 - 11:28am

Urban farming, Madison High School poetry slam, budget hearings: PPS News
The Oregonian
PPS News is a roundup featuring Portland Public Schools tidbits and all the news fit to post about Oregon's largest district. Check back every morning for news and other education-related musings from The Oregonian's friendly neighborhood Portland ...

Got an opinion on how PPS should spend its money? Go to a public hearing. - The Oregonian

April 10, 2014 - 10:33am

Got an opinion on how PPS should spend its money? Go to a public hearing.
The Oregonian
Carole Smith, the Portland Public Schools superintendent, has proposed a budget with nearly a 9 percent staffing increase. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian). Print · Nicole Dungca | ndungca@oregonian.com By Nicole Dungca | ndungca@oregonian.com The ...

and more »

Mark & Dave: Gold-embossed toilet paper makes wiping a rich experience - Portland Tribune

April 10, 2014 - 1:03am

Mark & Dave: Gold-embossed toilet paper makes wiping a rich experience
Portland Tribune
Share · View Comments. Portland Public Schools has approved plans to move the first day of school to the week before Labor Day — killing traditional end-of-summer family vacations. Like most parents, we ask, “Can't they just call those in-service days ...

Our Opinion: New water, sewer district is not answer - Portland Tribune

April 10, 2014 - 1:03am

Our Opinion: New water, sewer district is not answer
Portland Tribune
Roberts pointed out that the proposed measure has poorly defined voting districts, based loosely on the boundaries of Portland Public Schools. Roberts raised the obvious question of who would represent the residents of Portland who live east of ...

and more »

Teacher commission pulls licenses from 16 Portland area educators (public ... - The Oregonian

April 9, 2014 - 4:52pm

Teacher commission pulls licenses from 16 Portland area educators (public ...
The Oregonian
She resigned from Portland Public Schools on Sept. 29, 2011, according to the TSPC, in a settlement in which she agreed to pay the district at least $12,000 in unauthorized expenditures. Harris requested a hearing before the commission on the issues in ...

and more »

Saltz in the Wound - The Portland Mercury

April 9, 2014 - 1:12pm

The Portland Mercury

Saltz in the Wound
The Portland Mercury
And sources close to the process say the outlier has to do with lingering bad feelings over extremely tense contract negotiations between the union and Portland Public Schools this year, a situation that almost resulted in the first strike in the ...

Poop scoop stings, opting out of state tests, Beverly Cleary School ... - The Oregonian

April 9, 2014 - 12:35pm

Poop scoop stings, opting out of state tests, Beverly Cleary School ...
The Oregonian
... opting out of state tests, Beverly Cleary School documentarians: PPS News. PPS-Poop-Scoop.JPG. Multnomah County and the Portland Parks and Recreation are teaming up with Portland Public Schools to combat poop scoop and off-leash scofflaws.

Puppet and dance show to serve up hunger awareness in Portland - Press Herald

April 9, 2014 - 5:16am

Press Herald

Puppet and dance show to serve up hunger awareness in Portland
Press Herald
Preble Street is among the partners that Portland Ovations tapped when it put this program together. Others are the United Way, Portland Public Schools and corporate sponsor Pierce Atwood, a Portland law firm. The firm has long championed hunger relief ...

and more »