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The school 'donations' of John Fitzpatrick - KOIN.com

August 28, 2015 - 4:55pm

KOIN.com

The school 'donations' of John Fitzpatrick
KOIN.com
In a statement, Miles said: “John Fitzpatrick did approach Portland Public Schools with the offer of a generous donation. We have sent a letter to him and his attorney informing them of the protocols they need to follow to make such a donation. We ...

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School employee harassed by co-worker sues Portland Public Schools - Daily Journal

August 28, 2015 - 12:13pm

OregonLive.com

School employee harassed by co-worker sues Portland Public Schools
Daily Journal
PORTLAND, Oregon — A Portland Public Schools employee who was harassed by a co-worker seeks $650,000 in a lawsuit against the district. Rory Thompson alleges district officials had previous complaints about Mitchell Whitehurst and failed to take ...
Portland schools employee accuses teacher of poking him from behind, sues for ...OregonLive.com
School employee harassed by co-worker sues Portland districtkgw.com

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Common Core: 21 Oregon districts miss mark for test taking - The Columbian

August 28, 2015 - 9:45am

Common Core: 21 Oregon districts miss mark for test taking
The Columbian
More than a quarter of students at some schools refused to test, according to Portland Public Schools figures. Portland community members had at times visibly advocated against the test — the district's union passed a resolution this winter and a ...

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Common Core: 21 Oregon districts miss mark for test taking - Daily Astorian

August 28, 2015 - 9:11am

Common Core: 21 Oregon districts miss mark for test taking
Daily Astorian
More than a quarter of students at some schools refused to test, according to Portland Public Schools figures. Portland community members had at times visibly advocated against the test — the district's union passed a resolution this winter and a ...

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Portland Metro Friday Traffic: Do you remember how to drive on wet roads? It's ... - OregonLive.com

August 28, 2015 - 6:46am

OregonLive.com

Portland Metro Friday Traffic: Do you remember how to drive on wet roads? It's ...
OregonLive.com
March? Was it March the last time the roads were seriously wet and slippery? That can't be right. It's Oregon after all. But it has been a long while since our roads saw a good shower and this means there will be plenty of oil build up and slick ...

Portland's Franklin High opens at campus of former Marshall High - OregonLive.com

August 27, 2015 - 9:25am

OregonLive.com

Portland's Franklin High opens at campus of former Marshall High
OregonLive.com
One of Portland Public Schools' biggest schools, Franklin High, opened the school year away from its own campus, at the former Marshall High. That's where Franklin students and teachers will spend the next two years while their 100-year-old school gets ...
Portland Kids Head Back to School Early750 KXL

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Portland Metro Thursday Traffic: Crash I-5 Northbound at Norwood - OregonLive.com

August 27, 2015 - 8:41am

OregonLive.com

Portland Metro Thursday Traffic: Crash I-5 Northbound at Norwood
OregonLive.com
Ahh, those lovely summer commutes with no buses, no kids at stops, no crossing guards – those days are over. At least they are for Portland Public Schools which begins the fall session today. Yes, it's still August, you're not dreaming. PPS went back ...

Back to School for Portland Public School Students - 750 KXL

August 26, 2015 - 8:02pm

750 KXL

Back to School for Portland Public School Students
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Public School students begin the 2015-2016 school year Thursday. The school year is starting early this year, well ahead of Labor Day. The Portland Police Bureau and Portland Bureau of Transportation are partnering for their ...

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High school students test new Metro school bus route - WCSH-TV

August 26, 2015 - 3:48pm

Lewiston Sun Journal

High school students test new Metro school bus route
WCSH-TV
Superintendent of Portland Public Schools Jeanne Crocker says this program allows students to learn skills they wouldn't typically learn in the classroom, like using the public transit system. "As they go off into the world, they will bring that with ...
Deering, Portland High students to use METRO buses to get to schoolLewiston Sun Journal

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Summer ends early for Portland students - OregonLive.com

August 26, 2015 - 10:55am

OregonLive.com

Summer ends early for Portland students
OregonLive.com
Officials at Portland Public Schools, where enrollment is expected to reach close to 50,000, say they are excited about the early launch. It will provide students with more days in class before they take important tests, from state reading and math ...

Deering, Portland High students to use METRO buses to get to school - Lewiston Sun Journal

August 26, 2015 - 8:56am

Lewiston Sun Journal

Deering, Portland High students to use METRO buses to get to school
Lewiston Sun Journal
This fall marks the beginning of a partnership between Portland Public Schools and the METRO public transportation system. Students at Portland, Deering and Casco Bay high schools will be provided transit passes for free and unlimited use of METRO ...

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Are local schools prepared for 'the big quake'? - KOIN.com

August 26, 2015 - 6:06am

KOIN.com

Are local schools prepared for 'the big quake'?
KOIN.com
Portland Public Schools also passed a bond measure for seismic upgrades on school campuses, but officials say it's an ongoing process. “What we're doing now is a lot of the hallways in the schools are being braced,” PPS spokesperson Christine Miles said.

Portland schools' principal shuffles shortchange students: Editorial Agenda 2015 - OregonLive.com

August 25, 2015 - 3:23pm

OregonLive.com

Portland schools' principal shuffles shortchange students: Editorial Agenda 2015
OregonLive.com
Kindergartners won't be the only new faces showing up at Portland Public Schools this fall. Among those entering the doors of nearly two dozen Portland schools for the first time will be the principals assigned to lead them. Of Portland's 80 elementary ...

Harrison Park School fire in SE Portland will not delay opening - OregonLive.com

August 25, 2015 - 8:43am

OregonLive.com

Harrison Park School fire in SE Portland will not delay opening
OregonLive.com
Fire traced to an electrical short caused extensive damage to one classroom and less damage to another classroom at Harrison Park School early Tuesday. (Christine Miles/Portland Public Schools). Stuart Tomlinson | The Oregonian/OregonLive · Print Email.
Harrison Park School fire damages classroomKOIN.com

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Safety features, improvements in local districts - KOIN.com

August 25, 2015 - 6:02am

KOIN.com

Safety features, improvements in local districts
KOIN.com
“It's our number one priority,” Portland Public Schools spokesperson Christine Miles said. A new security camera hangs on the side of the Skyline School Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, in Portland. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). The recently-constructed school is ...

Harrison Park School fire damages classroom - KOIN.com

August 25, 2015 - 5:56am

KOIN.com

Harrison Park School fire damages classroom
KOIN.com
It will take a couple of weeks to rebuild the classroom. The other classroom sustained damage when firefighters had to cut through the wall to access the fire. Repairs to that classroom should take a day or two. According to Portland Public Schools ...

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New law requires schools to screen students early for dyslexia - Portland Tribune

August 25, 2015 - 1:03am

Portland Tribune

New law requires schools to screen students early for dyslexia
Portland Tribune
She's hoping that the next generation of Portland Public Schools students will have an easier time of it than she did. Two bills passed during the 2015 Oregon legislative session should help. Senate Bill 612 calls for at least one teacher in every K-5 ...

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Portland high school students to ride METRO buses - Bangor Daily News

August 24, 2015 - 4:11pm

Bangor Daily News

Portland high school students to ride METRO buses
Bangor Daily News
PORTLAND, Maine — When high school students start school Sept. 2, they will get there in an entirely new way. This fall marks the beginning of a partnership between Portland Public Schools and the METRO public transportation system. Students at ...

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Portland high school students to ride METRO buses - Bangor Daily News

August 24, 2015 - 4:11pm

Bangor Daily News

Portland high school students to ride METRO buses
Bangor Daily News
PORTLAND, Maine — When high school students start school Sept. 2, they will get there in an entirely new way. This fall marks the beginning of a partnership between Portland Public Schools and the METRO public transportation system. Students at ...

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Portland schools post signs telling dog owners to pick up after their pets - KPTV.com

August 24, 2015 - 8:49am

KPTV.com

Portland schools post signs telling dog owners to pick up after their pets
KPTV.com
Portland Public Schools say they have a dog waste problem on school playgrounds because pet owners aren't picking up after their dogs. The district says it's been an ongoing problem at schools around the city, with dozens of complaints about dog waste ...

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