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'Jazz in the Schools' for Portland Public Schools - Patch.com

September 23, 2016 - 4:47pm

'Jazz in the Schools' for Portland Public Schools
Patch.com
PDX Jazz in the Schools is an outreach and education program that exists in select Portland Public Schools. The program is designed to introduce students to Jazz by exploring its history and origins in addition to studying the different ways it has ...

Just in case, Portland emphasizes school attendance - The Forecaster

September 20, 2016 - 7:33am

The Forecaster

Just in case, Portland emphasizes school attendance
The Forecaster
So how many students in Portland Public Schools, the state's largest district, are chronically absent? According to data from the Maine Department of Education and PPS, not that many. Attendance for the 2015-2016 school year was nearly 95 percent at ...

Portland Public Schools Settle Lawsuit Filed By Employee - 750 KXL

September 19, 2016 - 12:26pm

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Portland Public Schools Settle Lawsuit Filed By Employee
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Board members from Portland Public Schools voted to settle a lawsuit filed by a male employee who claimed a male teacher sexually assaulted him while on the job. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the board voted 4-3 Monday to ...
Portland Public Schools to settle lawsuit for $250000, avoid sex misconduct trialOregonLive.com
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Portland Public Schools to settle lawsuit for $250000, avoid sex misconduct trial - OregonLive.com

September 19, 2016 - 9:54am

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Portland Public Schools to settle lawsuit for $250000, avoid sex misconduct trial
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Portland Public Schools board members voted 4-3 Monday to settle an employee's $250,000 legal claim— avoiding a trial next month that threatened a public look at the district's response to years of sexual misconduct complaints against a coach. The ...
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Superintendent's Notebook: Updating the Portland Public Schools' Comprehensive Plan - The Forecaster

September 19, 2016 - 8:04am

The Forecaster

Superintendent's Notebook: Updating the Portland Public Schools' Comprehensive Plan
The Forecaster
In 2011, the Portland Public Schools completed its Comprehensive Plan, a road map to align our district's work with our mission and vision. That plan has served us well, but it's a dynamic document. It was deliberately designed to last only five years ...

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Portland School Dept. hosts multilingual fair - WCSH6.com

September 17, 2016 - 5:36pm

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Portland School Dept. hosts multilingual fair
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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Portland Public Schools held a back-to-school fair for its multilingual families on Saturday. It gave the community a chance to get assistance completing school forms and learn about community services available.

Portland schools might pay $250000 to avoid coach sex misconduct trial - OregonLive.com

September 16, 2016 - 6:15pm

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Portland schools might pay $250000 to avoid coach sex misconduct trial
OregonLive.com
Portland Public Schools board members will decide Monday whether to settle an employee's legal claim for $250,000 — and avoid a trial that threatened to scrutinize how the district handled years of sexual abuse complaints against a longtime coach.

UO, PPS Find More Lead In School Buildings - OPB News

September 15, 2016 - 10:08am

UO, PPS Find More Lead In School Buildings
OPB News
Oregon's largest school district and its flagship university have both announced the discovery of elevated lead. For Portland Public Schools, it's lead paint found on a window sill. At University of Oregon, it's high lead levels in drinking water where ...

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Portland schools could face lawsuit over sex abuse charges involving 7-year-old with special needs - OregonLive.com

September 14, 2016 - 4:18pm

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Portland schools could face lawsuit over sex abuse charges involving 7-year-old with special needs
OregonLive.com
Portland Public Schools could face a lawsuit over allegations that a teacher's aide sexually abused a 7-year-old girl with special needs last fall, The Oregonian/OregonLive has learned. Brett Christy-Hamilton, 31, is accused of touching the girl in a ...