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Portland Public Schools Reaches Open Meetings Settlement With OPB - KUOW News and Information

April 29, 2016 - 3:25pm

KUOW News and Information

Portland Public Schools Reaches Open Meetings Settlement With OPB
KUOW News and Information
Portland Public Schools has settled a lawsuit with Oregon Public Broadcasting over public meetings law. OPB sued Portland Public Schools after it closed several meetings of the Superintendent's Advisory Committee on Enrollment and Transfer. OPB argued ...

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Portland Public Schools Reaches Open Meetings Settlement With OPB - OPB News

April 29, 2016 - 2:50pm

OPB News

Portland Public Schools Reaches Open Meetings Settlement With OPB
OPB News
OPB sued Portland Public Schools after it closed several meetings of the Superintendent's Advisory Committee on Enrollment and Transfer. OPB argued that because the committee was advising the school board — as well as the superintendent — its ...

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Coach Whitehurst no longer licensed to teach in Oregon - Portland Tribune

April 28, 2016 - 12:48pm

Coach Whitehurst no longer licensed to teach in Oregon
Portland Tribune
Thompson alleges in his suit that a Portland Public Schools administrator told him Whitehurst “should have been gone a long time ago,” due to numerous allegations of sexual misconduct. The TSPC report names a 1983-84 school year incident involving two ...

PPS board member refuses to pay Arts Tax - KOIN.com

April 27, 2016 - 1:01pm

KOIN.com

PPS board member refuses to pay Arts Tax
KOIN.com
(KOIN) — A Portland Public Schools board member is among thousands of Oregonians who aren't paying the city's Arts Tax this year. Mike Rosen tells KOIN 6 News he is refusing to pay the $35 tax because it doesn't guarantee all students access to art or ...

How Internet Filtering Hurts Kids - The Atlantic

April 26, 2016 - 6:30am

The Atlantic

How Internet Filtering Hurts Kids
The Atlantic
In Maine, Portland Public Schools in April 2012 installed filters on high-school students' school-issued laptops that banned access to social networks, games, and video-streaming sites. At the time, Portland was among the first districts in the state ...

PPS votes to move forward with school boundary changes - Portland Tribune

April 26, 2016 - 1:05am

Portland Tribune

PPS votes to move forward with school boundary changes
Portland Tribune
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland Public Schools Senior Director of PK-12 Schools Sascha Perrins. Emotions have run high throughout the process, and the April 19 meeting was no exception. “It feels the latest proposals solve other schools' problems at the ...

Portland Public Schools Works to Reopen Shuttered Kellogg School - Willamette Week

April 21, 2016 - 10:59pm

Willamette Week

Portland Public Schools Works to Reopen Shuttered Kellogg School
Willamette Week
Almost a decade after shuttering Kellogg Middle School, Portland Public Schools is working toward reopening it. The South Tabor neighborhood school, parts of which date to 1913, fell victim to 2006's Hurricane Vicki — the storm also known as former ...

Murmurs: Public Campaign Financing Making a Comeback in Portland City Hall - Willamette Week

April 20, 2016 - 6:38am

Willamette Week

Murmurs: Public Campaign Financing Making a Comeback in Portland City Hall
Willamette Week
Portland Public Schools has been working on a November bond measure to fund an overhaul of Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools. But PPS officials are "dropping hints" that Madison should be removed from the plans, says School Board member ...

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Portland Public Schools board passes school boundary resolution - KATU

April 19, 2016 - 10:26pm

OPB News

Portland Public Schools board passes school boundary resolution
KATU
In a 5-2 vote Tuesday night, Portland Public Schools passed a resolution that changes school boundaries to help alleviate overcrowding at some schools and low enrollment at others. The resolution, No. 5256, specifically addresses changes to schools in ...
Portland School Board Approves Major Changes To West-Side SchoolsOPB News
PPS board scheduled to vote on boundary changesKOIN.com

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First New Middle School in Portland Public Schools Announces Music Classes for Year One, Easing Parent Concerns - Willamette Week

April 19, 2016 - 9:40pm

Willamette Week

First New Middle School in Portland Public Schools Announces Music Classes for Year One, Easing Parent Concerns
Willamette Week
ORIGINAL POST, Sunday, April 10: Portland Public Schools' first newly reconfigured middle school, Ockley Green, won't offer music, according to a list of offerings sent to parents last week. For the last decade, ever since then-superintendent Vicki ...

Portland Public Schools Board Member Mike Rosen Refuses to Pay Arts Tax - Willamette Week

April 19, 2016 - 2:56pm

Willamette Week

Portland Public Schools Board Member Mike Rosen Refuses to Pay Arts Tax
Willamette Week
Portland Public Schools board member Mike Rosen has launched a public protest of Portland's arts tax, after WW reported Monday that not all kids are benefiting from it. The tax funds art teachers for elementary schools throughout the city. But at ...

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Portland Public Schools Board Member Mike Rosen Refuses to Pay Arts Tax - Willamette Week

April 19, 2016 - 1:26pm

Willamette Week

Portland Public Schools Board Member Mike Rosen Refuses to Pay Arts Tax
Willamette Week
Portland Public Schools board member Mike Rosen has launched a public protest of Portland's arts tax, after WW reported Monday that not all kids are benefiting from it. The tax funds art teachers for elementary schools throughout the city. But at ...

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PPS board scheduled to vote on boundary changes - KOIN.com

April 19, 2016 - 8:02am

KOIN.com

PPS board scheduled to vote on boundary changes
KOIN.com
... Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) · Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) · Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window). Two scenarios put forth by Portland Public Schools to redraw current boundaries, Oct. 29, 2015 (PPS) ...

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How much income tax do Oregon schools get? - KOIN.com

April 19, 2016 - 4:41am

KOIN.com

How much income tax do Oregon schools get?
KOIN.com
Last year, Portland Public Schools lost 21.8 percent of its local option levy money to compression — the difference between how much is able to be assessed (under Measure 50) and the maximum schools can get (under Measure 5). It also lost almost one ...

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Portland Arts Tax Doesn't Benefit Some Elementary School Students - Willamette Week

April 18, 2016 - 4:22pm

Portland Arts Tax Doesn't Benefit Some Elementary School Students
Willamette Week
Portland Public Schools has started to make changes to how some schools are providing English as a second language services, making sure that even ESL students in kindergarten through second grade are included in the arts classes. But PPS officials say ...

Voters should reject Oregon Historical Society levy renewal: Editorial endorsement - OregonLive.com

April 18, 2016 - 1:36pm

OregonLive.com

Voters should reject Oregon Historical Society levy renewal: Editorial endorsement
OregonLive.com
We see that with the city of Portland, which demands, for example, that its taxpayers cover the cost of bus passes for high school kids in Portland Public Schools – an expense that should be paid for by that school district if it believes that's a ...

Superintendent's Notebook: Time to celebrate our teachers - The Forecaster

April 18, 2016 - 5:59am

The Forecaster

Superintendent's Notebook: Time to celebrate our teachers
The Forecaster
At the Portland Public Schools we have many such inspirational teachers. We are so grateful for everything they do to ensure our students are prepared for success in college and careers. I don't have space here to list all our great teachers, so I've ...

Somali language program starts in N. Portland - The Columbian

April 17, 2016 - 9:44pm

Somali language program starts in N. Portland
The Columbian
... Maay-Maay word. But mostly the children follow O'Barrow's lead. Portland Public Schools plans to teach the Somali languages in two more schools this fall. The most likely candidates are Madison High School and Harrison Park K-8, in southeast Portland.

Will Banning Government Travel to North Carolina Do Any Good? - Willamette Week

April 17, 2016 - 8:13am

Willamette Week

Will Banning Government Travel to North Carolina Do Any Good?
Willamette Week
In the past three weeks, as WW reported, the city of Portland and Portland Public Schools have both banned travel for public officials on government business to North Carolina. But one local law professor questions whether those bans are productive.

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