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Suspended Disbelief

A community group calls on PPS to end disciplinary practices that keep kids out of school.


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Sheila Warren says she’s fed up. For years now, she and others have been asking Portland Public Schools to change the way it disciplines students who get into trouble. She’s written lett   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

Book It For Next Year

Portland Public Schools delayed a key reading program to focus on contract talks.


Schools
Amid the angst over whether the Portland Association of Teachers would go on strike Feb. 20, Portland Public Schools’ central administration put a hold on one of its key priorities—getting s   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

Grade: Incomplete

Portland Public Schools is months behind in releasing its progress report on helping minority students.


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Portland Public Schools managed to get reports cards out this week to its 47,000 students, who may wonder (along with hovering parents) how well they’re performing. Don’t expect the same for   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

Hotseat: Keighley Overbay


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Earning a diploma from Benson Polytechnic High School is serious business. In addition to passing the standard classes in history, English, math and science, Benson’s graduates must complete h   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

Core Values

The usually sleepy Davis Douglas School District faces contested board races.


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David Douglas School District, the low-key Southeast Portland educational agency best known for its drama-free governance, will experience something of a historic milestone May 17. For the first t   More
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Fast Talkers

The Portland School District and teachers reached a speedy labor deal. But is that necessarily a good thing?


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The School Board on Monday night hailed Portland Public Schools’ new labor contract with teachers as collaborative   More
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 BETH SLOVIC
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