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Principals call on PPS board member Paul Anthony to resign - Portland Tribune

June 21, 2017 - 12:35pm

Portland Tribune

Principals call on PPS board member Paul Anthony to resign
Portland Tribune
The group representing Portland Public Schools principals is calling on school board member Paul Anthony to resign over what the group deems to be inappropriate and demeaning behavior toward school administrators, the interim superintendent and other ...

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March planned to protect Benson High School athletics program from being cut - KATU

June 20, 2017 - 8:05am

KATU

March planned to protect Benson High School athletics program from being cut
KATU
PORTLAND, Ore. — Benson High School students, teachers and graduates plan to march Tuesday to a Portland Public Schools board meeting. Organizers hope to show the school board how much support is behind the magnet school's athletic programs.

Superintendent's Notebook: Many reasons for pride in Portland schools - The Forecaster

June 19, 2017 - 7:07am

The Forecaster

Superintendent's Notebook: Many reasons for pride in Portland schools
The Forecaster
June is Pride month, and I'm very proud that the Portland Public Schools was a part of the Pride Portland parade again this year. Saturday, June 17, marked the third year in a row that our district has been an official entrant in the parade, with our ...

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High-ranking Portland Public Schools managers get $16000 raises - OregonLive.com

June 18, 2017 - 9:50am

OregonLive.com

High-ranking Portland Public Schools managers get $16000 raises
OregonLive.com
Interim Portland Superintendent Bob McKean recommended raises averaging nearly $15,000 for about 30 of the highest-ranking employees in Portland Public Schools. Attracting and keeping great performers requires competitive pay, he says. The district did ...
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Portland Public Schools begins summer repairs - KATU

June 17, 2017 - 2:55pm

KATU

Portland Public Schools begins summer repairs
KATU
With classes over for Portland Public Schools, the real work begins on repairing and rebuilding campuses around the district. Earlier this year, voters approved the district's request for a $790 million bond. PPS says it's already collecting bids for ...

Portland Public Schools delays some promised bond work due to high construction costs - OregonLive.com

June 15, 2017 - 6:08pm

OregonLive.com

Portland Public Schools delays some promised bond work due to high construction costs
OregonLive.com
Portland Public Schools is postponing roughly $11 million worth of seismic safety upgrades and other construction work planned for this summer as part of its 2012 bond. That may come as a surprise to people who voted in May to pass a $790 million ...
Oregon's Largest Bond Measure Ever Faces Labor, Logistical ChallengesOPB News

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Committee decries Portland Public Schools boundary plan - Portland Tribune

June 15, 2017 - 12:18am

Portland Tribune

Committee decries Portland Public Schools boundary plan
Portland Tribune
BETH SLOVIC/PORTLAND TRIBUNE - Sheila Martin, Scott Bailey and Grace Groom, members Four years ago, then-Superintendent Carole Smith launched Portland Public Schools on what promised to be a contentious effort to redraw school boundaries.

Portland voters overwhelmingly approve school budget - Bangor Daily News

June 14, 2017 - 6:41am

Portland voters overwhelmingly approve school budget
Bangor Daily News
“The budget is a responsible one approved by both the Portland Board of Public Education and the City Council in a very challenging budget year, in which the Portland Public Schools not only had to deal with standard personnel cost increases but a ...

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Most teachers safe in approved 2017-18 PPS budget - KOIN.com

June 13, 2017 - 10:30pm

KOIN.com

Most teachers safe in approved 2017-18 PPS budget
KOIN.com
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland Public Schools approved a $117.3 million budget for the 2017-18 school year Tuesday, and although many were expecting mass teacher layoffs, cuts were instead made elsewhere. The school board expected a $14 ...

Portland voters overwhelmingly approve school budget - Bangor Daily News

June 13, 2017 - 7:17pm

Bangor Daily News

Portland voters overwhelmingly approve school budget
Bangor Daily News
“The budget is a responsible one approved by both the Portland Board of Public Education and the City Council in a very challenging budget year, in which the Portland Public Schools not only had to deal with standard personnel cost increases but a ...

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Martin Luther King Jr. School in Northeast Portland Cancels Its School Carnival, Frightened by Violent Threats - Willamette Week

June 9, 2017 - 5:38pm

Willamette Week

Martin Luther King Jr. School in Northeast Portland Cancels Its School Carnival, Frightened by Violent Threats
Willamette Week
Portland Public Schools' Martin Luther King Jr. School in Northeast Portland canceled its school carnival scheduled for this afternoon after a group that has offices on its campus received threats of violence. The multicultural music and food festival ...
False rumors cause frenzy, carnival cancellation at NE Portland ...kgw.com

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False rumors cause frenzy, carnival cancellation at NE Portland elementary school - kgw.com

June 9, 2017 - 5:07pm

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False rumors cause frenzy, carnival cancellation at NE Portland elementary school
kgw.com
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Extra security was on hand - and an after-school event was canceled - at a Northeast Portland elementary school after social media posts about racist flyers raised concerns. Portland Public Schools spokesman Dave Northfield said many ...
Martin Luther King Jr. School in Northeast Portland Cancels Its School Carnival, Frightened by Violent ThreatsWillamette Week

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Racist verbal attack aimed at Portland student prompts school security increase - kgw.com

June 9, 2017 - 12:35pm

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Racist verbal attack aimed at Portland student prompts school security increase
kgw.com
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Staff at Hosford Middle School and administrators with Portland Public Schools had extra school resource officers and counselors on hand Friday, after they said a “student of color” was accosted by two white men while waiting for the bus.

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Portland Public Schools tried to get $1 million jury award halved - Pamplin Media Group

June 8, 2017 - 4:41pm

Pamplin Media Group

Portland Public Schools tried to get $1 million jury award halved
Pamplin Media Group
After a Multnomah County jury last month awarded two Portland Public Schools maintenance workers a combined $1 million award for racial discrimination and retaliation, the district's interim superintendent offered a contrite statement. "We respect the ...

Portland Public Schools tried to get $1 million jury award halved - Portland Tribune

June 8, 2017 - 11:58am

Portland Tribune

Portland Public Schools tried to get $1 million jury award halved
Portland Tribune
After a Multnomah County jury last month awarded two Portland Public Schools maintenance workers a combined $1 million award for racial discrimination and retaliation, the district's interim superintendent offered a contrite statement. "We respect the ...