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Portland Public Schools installs new security measures - KPTV.com

August 29, 2014 - 7:40am

Portland Public Schools installs new security measures
KPTV.com
Students at Portland's 68 public elementary and middle schools will notice some changes when they head back to school next week. The school district installed new security features at all of the schools in an effort to control access to the buildings ...

Mom questions spin doctors' salaries while school funding's tight - KATU

August 29, 2014 - 12:25am

Mom questions spin doctors' salaries while school funding's tight
KATU
PORTLAND, Ore. – KATU's On Your Side Investigators have discovered Portland Public Schools spends a half-million dollars on spin doctors - staff members in communications and lobbying positions. Meanwhile, schools have struggled with overcrowded ...

Mom questions spin doctors' salaries while school funding's tight - KATU

August 29, 2014 - 12:19am

Mom questions spin doctors' salaries while school funding's tight
KATU
PORTLAND, Ore. – KATU's On Your Side Investigators have discovered Portland Public Schools spends a half-million dollars on spin doctors - staff members in communications and lobbying positions. Meanwhile, schools have struggled with overcrowded ...

Neighborhood Transfers Led To Limited Changes At Portland Schools - OPB News

August 28, 2014 - 4:07pm

Neighborhood Transfers Led To Limited Changes At Portland Schools
OPB News
A new analysis by Portland Public Schools shows some neighborhood schools would've looked quite different, had the district restricted transfers in recent years. Portland may soon make it harder for students to transfer from one neighborhood school to ...

Steve Duin blog: At Cleveland High, soccer fans and Portland Public Schools ... - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

August 28, 2014 - 3:44pm

Steve Duin blog: At Cleveland High, soccer fans and Portland Public Schools ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
On the eve of its fall opener, the Cleveland High School boys soccer program has learned it no longer has evening practice time on its home field, Portland Public Schools having rented the turf out -- at $75 an hour -- to the Southeast Soccer Club ...

Group regularly swims across Willamette River; girls treatment center closes ... - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

August 28, 2014 - 11:50am

Group regularly swims across Willamette River; girls treatment center closes ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Nicole Dungca provides a list of six things Portland Public Schools parents and students will notice this year (including more teachers). Last month, sixteen city officials attended a three-day diversity training conference for white men. The Oregonian ...

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NE Portland's Woodlawn School counting on new principal, grant to boost ... - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

August 28, 2014 - 11:50am

NE Portland's Woodlawn School counting on new principal, grant to boost ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
As Portland Public Schools readies for classes starting Sept. 2, Andrea Porter-Lopez has a message for parents with children living within Woodlawn School's service boundaries: Come to our school. “Our neighbors don't come here,” said Porter-Lopez, the ...

Researcher, Oregon athletes team up against concussions - KOIN.com

August 28, 2014 - 7:56am

Researcher, Oregon athletes team up against concussions
KOIN.com
But currently, only about one in four Oregon high schools has a trainer, he adds. Portland public schools have been struggling to find the money to pay for trainers, and this year hopes to have them at least at all night football and soccer games, says ...

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Concussion season - Portland Tribune

August 28, 2014 - 1:09am

Portland Tribune

Concussion season
Portland Tribune
But currently, only about one in four Oregon high schools has a trainer, he adds. Portland public schools have been struggling to find the money to pay for trainers, and this year hopes to have them at least at all night football and soccer games, says ...

Portland Is Embracing Tiny Houses for the Homeless - TakePart

August 27, 2014 - 4:59pm

TakePart

Portland Is Embracing Tiny Houses for the Homeless
TakePart
Alpert told the paper that the city plans to ask entities such as the Portland Public Schools and Multnomah County to locate appropriate property. “We have a seemingly unsolvable [housing] problem and a fairly static and occasionally growing houseless ...

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6 things Portland Public Schools parents and students will notice this fall - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

August 27, 2014 - 11:13am

6 things Portland Public Schools parents and students will notice this fall
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Most of those hires stem from a crucial deal that helped avert what would have been the first strike in Portland Public Schools history. In addition to securing a series of 2.3 percent annual raises for three years, the union persuaded the district to ...

Legalizing Marijuana - Oregon Catalyst

August 27, 2014 - 5:10am

Legalizing Marijuana
Oregon Catalyst
(For those of you forced to endure a teachers union led education in Portland public schools, that is what is meant by “sarcasm”.) And now the second canard is upon us with the assertion that “everyone is already doing it” and that recreational ...

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Oregonians have $472000000 in unclaimed money - kgw.com

August 27, 2014 - 3:21am

Oregonians have $472000000 in unclaimed money
kgw.com
Portland Public Schools has $348 available. State agencies including the Departments of Agriculture, Education, Energy, Environmental Quality, Forestry, Human Services, Justice, Motor Vehicles, Revenue, Transportation and Veterans' Affairs all have ...

Five assistant principals bolster WSD administration - Hillsboro Tribune

August 27, 2014 - 1:14am

Five assistant principals bolster WSD administration
Hillsboro Tribune
French Prairie Principal Ricardo Marquez introduced Taylor, who is returning to his former position (which was eliminated during budget cuts) after two years as an assistant director for the English Language Learners Program in Portland Public Schools.

Clarendon Regional Early Learning Center highlights increasing attention to ... - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

August 26, 2014 - 1:36pm

Clarendon Regional Early Learning Center highlights increasing attention to ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
That's why Nash was eager to get her 3-year-old granddaughter into Portland Public Schools' latest foray into early childhood education. Starting Sept. 15, a new early learning center will breathe life into the former Clarendon school that closed in 2007.

Free school supplies, clothing and services help families get ready for fall - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

August 26, 2014 - 1:23pm

Free school supplies, clothing and services help families get ready for fall
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Portland Public Schools: Families should contact their teacher or their school principal to request school supplies. In addition, the PTA Clothing Center offers free clothing and can provide information on funds for shoes, eye exams and more. The ...

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Tiny homes, big ideas, a scarcity of information: Editorial Agenda 2014 - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

August 24, 2014 - 4:55pm

Tiny homes, big ideas, a scarcity of information: Editorial Agenda 2014
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
... accommodate two adults or a family, and cost an estimated $12,000 to build, exclusive of sewer and electricity hookups, Theen reported. TriMet, Portland Public Schools and Multnomah County will be called upon for an inventory of property that ...

Leah Nash/The New York Times/Redux - World Magazine

August 23, 2014 - 10:04pm

World Magazine

Leah Nash/The New York Times/Redux
World Magazine
PORTLAND, Ore.—Roosevelt High School is in a poor area of Portland, but the beautiful brick building, surrounded by trees and a well-maintained lawn, projects a safe and well-ordered atmosphere. That hasn't always been the case. Seven years ago, a ...

Author Grabel brings 'uncomfortable details' to Hillsboro event - Hillsboro Tribune

August 22, 2014 - 2:08pm

Author Grabel brings 'uncomfortable details' to Hillsboro event
Hillsboro Tribune
Grabel is no stranger to live audiences: She's also a teacher of incarcerated teens and teens in treatment through Portland Public Schools, and is co-founder of Café Lena, Portland's longest running open mic poetry venue. Her Hillsboro appearance will ...

This Genius Project Would Create Tiny Homes For People Making Less Than ... - Huffington Post

August 22, 2014 - 8:54am

This Genius Project Would Create Tiny Homes For People Making Less Than ...
Huffington Post
The city will ask various public branches in the area -- including Portland Public Schools -- to provide surplus land for the homes. "Before people can get back on their feet and take advantage of job training and drug and alcohol counseling, they need ...

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