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Measure 98: Cure For Oregon's Dropout Problem Or 'Unfunded Mandate'?

OPB | Oct. 31, 2016 12:59 p.m. | Portland

Measure 98 would dedicate $147 million a year to high school programs. It would draw money from Oregon's general fund. Backers say there's plenty of money to do it, but others aren't so sure.

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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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Portland Public Finds High Radon Levels In More Than 100 School Rooms

OPB | June 1, 2016 10:53 p.m.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to the EPA, and results in about 21,000 related deaths each year.

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PSU Meeting Aims To Avoid Future Protests, Students Likely To Maintain Pressure

OPB | May 25, 2016 4:24 p.m.

Portland State University trustees sat down with students Wednesday in an effort to calm tensions between the governing board and student activists. But protests are likely to continue.

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Portland Hosts Student Debt Summit, As Financial Aid Scams Emerge

OPB | May 24, 2016 5:16 p.m. | Portland

Portland-area students say they've been offered thousands of dollars in dubious financial aid, as the Oregon Attorney General hosted a national meeting on student debt.

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Portland School Board Bans Climate Change-Denying Materials

Portland Tribune | May 24, 2016 9:52 a.m.

In a move spearheaded by environmentalists, the Portland Public Schools board unanimously approved a resolution aimed at eliminating doubt of climate change and its causes in schools.

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Questions Lead Portland School Leaders To Postpone West Side Boundary Vote

OPB | April 12, 2016 10:40 p.m. | Portland

PPS board member Amy Kohnstamm led a unanimous vote to put off decisions on west-side boundary and building changes for a week.

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Advocates, Officials See 'Dire Need' For Extending Transit Passes To East Portland

OPB | April 6, 2016 6:11 p.m. | Portland

Portland Public Schools provides free transit passes to its high school students. Advocates want the same for East Portland districts, and county officials are listening.

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Portland School Board Unanimously Endorses Start Of Major Building Changes

OPB | April 5, 2016 11:52 p.m. | Portland

Portland Public Schools' first vote means turning Ockley Green into a middle school this fall  and changing four K-8 programs into elementary schools.

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Beaverton Parents Question Proposed High School Boundary Map

OPB | Feb. 17, 2016 8:07 a.m. | Beaverton, Oregon

A boundary committee has been working to rewrite lines all over the district, because Beaverton is opening a new high school. The latest proposal came out just days ago, surprising many parents. 

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Levies Pass In Southwest Washington School Districts

OPB | Feb. 10, 2016 8:40 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Voters in seven southwest Washington school districts approved new levies in an election Tuesday.

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Portland School Boundary Changes Would Affect 1,300 Students

OPB | Jan. 29, 2016 12:14 a.m.

A Portland advisory committee Thursday night recommended changes to school boundaries involving 1,300 students and 11 school buildings.  

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Hundreds Watch As PPS Committee Confronts Overcrowded Schools

OPB | Jan. 14, 2016 9:35 p.m. | Portland

Parents challenged proposed boundary changes for Portland's west side. Advisory committee members worried that the changes might not go far enough.

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New School Boundaries Proposed For West Portland Schools

OPB | Jan. 14, 2016 12:15 p.m. | Portland

The latest proposal attempts to reduce crowding at two elementary schools by changing boundaries for much of the west side.

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University Of Oregon Cancels High-Profile Branding Contract

The Register-Guard | Jan. 14, 2016 11:18 a.m.

The move will yield $3 million that the UO will use as part of its plan to hire as many as 100 new faculty and 40 new doctoral fellows in coming years.

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Gov. Inslee Seeks Raise For State's Teachers

AP | Dec. 17, 2015 12:07 p.m.

The teacher proposal is separate from the budget plan, but it would require about $100 million dollars to pay for it, something Gov. Inslee says can be done if four tax exemptions are closed.

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Anonymous Email Threat Closes All Los Angeles Schools

AP | Dec. 15, 2015 7:19 a.m.

Los Angeles Unified School District police Chief Steven Zipperman says an "electronic" threat led to the decision to close all schools in the nation's second largest school district Tuesday morning.

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Portland Police Say Threats Against Students 'Not Credible'

OPB | Dec. 14, 2015 10:13 a.m. | Portland

Portland police believe the threats against three high schools Monday are "not credible." The investigation continues. 

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Oregon Students Rejoice: State Exams Get Shorter

OPB | Dec. 9, 2015 12:19 p.m. | Portland

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has decided to eliminate the requirement of teacher-led lessons as part of the long-form "performance task" test sections.

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Oregon Report Card Shows Persistent Student-Teacher Racial Gap

The Coos Bay World | Dec. 1, 2015 11:01 a.m.

The Oregon Department of Education's statewide report card for the 2014-2015 school year shows increased student enrollment over the past four year.