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Outdoor Schools Open Up New, Affordable Adventures In Learning

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 20, 2016 5:30 p.m. | Seattle

The nation’s first forest kindergarten opened on an island in Puget Sound. A new program  is testing whether the outdoor school idea could make early childhood education more accessible and affordable.

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Education Work Group Finds State Tests 'Valid,' But Not Helpful To Students

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016 2:32 p.m. | Portland

A work group report out Wednesday finds Smarter Balanced is a "valid" exam, but needs support, if students are to reach achievement goals.

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Concordia University Opens New Student Accommodation In NE Portland

OPB | Sept. 9, 2016 1:15 p.m. | Portland

Concordia University officially unveiled its new student housing in Northeast Portland Friday.

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Lincoln High School Students Walk Out Over Bond Measure

OPB | Sept. 7, 2016 9:55 a.m.

The bond would address health and safety issues such as lead, radon and asbestos and fund construction to address overcrowding. 

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Push To Speed Up Portland School Bond Falls Short

OPB | Sept. 6, 2016 10:35 a.m. | Portland

The Portland school board decided in late July to delay a proposed $750 million bond, likely until May. A push from students and parents failed to convince board members to reconsider.

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Seaside Approves Bond Measure To Get 4 Schools Out Of Tsunami Zone

OPB | Sept. 2, 2016 10:52 a.m. | Portland

The Seaside School Board unanimously approved a bond measure Thursday to build a new campus outside the tsunami zone.

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PPS Superintendent 'On The Job' After Administrator License Lapsed

OPB | Aug. 29, 2016 10:58 a.m. | Portland

Interim superintendent Bob McKean wasn't outside of a Portland Public Schools building Monday, as Oregon's largest school district waited for his school administrator license to be renewed.

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Evergreen Schools, Teachers' Union Reach Tentative Deal

OPB | Aug. 29, 2016 8:15 a.m.

With school set to start, the state's fifth largest school district reaches a tentative deal with the teachers' union.

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Portland School Board Delays Bond Measure

OPB | July 26, 2016 9:40 a.m. | Portland

Board members point to the absence of district leadership, remaining questions about what the bond should include and the crowded fall ballot as reasons to postpone the PPS bond until May 2017.

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Officials: 2 Lead-Poisoned Portland Children Were Exposed At Home

OPB | July 12, 2016 3 p.m. | Portland

Multnomah County has concluded two things: the kids were exposed to lead at home and drinking water was not the cause.