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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.  

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Outdoor School Initiative Could Make 3 Education Measures On Oregon Fall Ballot

OPB | June 30, 2016 6:30 p.m. | Portland

Supporters of the Outdoor School For All campaign submitted more than 120,000 signatures to the Oregon Secretary of State on Thursday.

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Bend Will Need 7 New Schools To Keep Up With Population Boom

AP | June 22, 2016 9:33 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

A Bend-La Pine School District committee presented a report on projected enrollment to the school board last week. It does not say when the new schools should open, but predicts the years in which the district will be over capacity and where the demand will be highest.

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Eugene Schools Find Lead In Water

OPB | June 14, 2016 8:06 a.m.

The Eugene School District said Monday it found elevated lead levels in the water at four separate schools.

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Parents Call For Portland School Superintendent To Resign Over Lead

OPB | June 2, 2016 2:31 a.m.

For the second time in two days, Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith met with parents to discuss lead found above EPA standards in the sinks and faucets at their children's school.

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Camas School District Finds Lead At 2 Locations

The Columbian | June 1, 2016 8:44 a.m.

Two water sources in the Camas School District tested positively for elevated levels of lead, and two other sources are close to the trigger/action level set by the state, according to the district’s test numbers.

Education | News | local | Teachers | Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Class Of 2025: 3rd Grade = Testing

OPB | May 25, 2016 8:30 a.m. | Portland

OPB has been following students in the Class of 2025 since they were kindergarteners. Now they're in third grade and that means taking state tests for the first time.

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Battle Ground Teachers Get 4.6 Percent Raise In New Contract

OPB | March 29, 2016 12:30 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

The Battle Ground Public Schools board voted Monday night to approve a new two-year contract with teachers.

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Battle Ground Teachers Vote 'Yes' On New Contract

OPB | March 22, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Teachers in Battle Ground ratified a new two-year contract with the district Monday.