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Portland schools join national effort to improve school results for black and ... - The Oregonian

July 21, 2014 - 2:53pm

Portland schools join national effort to improve school results for black and ...
The Oregonian
She called Portland Public Schools a national leader on the topic. Interestingly, in 1997, Portland Public Schools provided free preschool to about 650 4-year-olds, primarily at elementary schools in North and Northeast Portland. More than 40 percent ...

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Portland Public Schools' New Ombudsman Should Be Independent - Oregon Catalyst

July 21, 2014 - 5:03am

Portland Public Schools' New Ombudsman Should Be Independent
Oregon Catalyst
In response to parent complaints, Portland Public Schools will create a new ombudsman position. An ombudsman is a person within an organization who provides accountability and investigates complaints. It's a good thing for public schools to have an ...

Portland School Board considers big pay raise for Superintendent Carole Smith - The Oregonian

July 18, 2014 - 1:54pm

Portland School Board considers big pay raise for Superintendent Carole Smith
The Oregonian
This year, an increase in state funding has made for a healthier Portland Public Schools budget, which will increase by approximately 9 percent to $506 million in 2014-15. Under contract, teachers will receive 2.3 percent raises each year over the next ...