Portland Schools Campaign Nears $200,000 Mark

Portland Public Schools

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If you're keeping track of fund-raising for Portland Public Schools' money requests this May, there have been some large corporate donations in the past week. Portlanders for Schools, the campaign fund to pass both a $548 million bond measure and renewal of a local-option levy, collected $25,000 apiece from Portland General Electric and Howard S. Wright Constructors. And Nike donated $15,000.The latest ...   More
 
Monday, February 7, 2011 HANK STERN

Schools Foundation Changes Grants Program to Allow Poor Schools to Pay for Teachers


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A long-held complaint about the Portland Schools Foundation's grants program -- that it doesn't help students in public schools that really need the additional money -- is about to go the way of the dodo bird. Or, at least, that's the hope, anyway. At tonight's Portland Public School's board meeting, former board member/current foundation executive director Dan Ryan will outline changes to the ...   More
 
Monday, April 27, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Tear Down That Sign, PPS Tells Teachers


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The Portland Schools Foundation hosted "Principal for A Day" in five Portland school districts yesterday, connecting area business and political leaders with local schools so those people could glimpse how schools operate. The annual event came at an awkward time for Portland Public Schools, which this week continues its protracted talks with PPS teachers over their expired union contract. With ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

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