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ACCESS Academy Parents Push Portland Public Schools For 'Home'

OPB | Oct. 7, 2017 7:54 a.m. | Portland

Finding a place for the ACCESS Academy program is one of the challenges as Portland Public Schools looks to shift programs in North and Northeast Portland.

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4 Things To Know About The Fight Over Portland's Humboldt Building

OPB | Sept. 26, 2017 10:45 a.m. | Portland

Two schools. One building. What's going on?

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Mayor Urges Portland Schools To Let Charter School Stay Put

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 4:40 p.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is the latest area leader to call on the state’s largest school district to let a small charter school stay where it is.

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PPS Takes Another Run At Converting To Middle Schools

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 11:38 a.m. | Portland

Oregon’s largest school district rolled out plans Thursday to redraw school boundaries and relocate programs affecting 17 campuses.

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As School Begins, How Are Oregon Schools Doing On Lead Treatment?

OPB | Aug. 31, 2017 12:11 p.m. | Portland

The kids in Oregon's largest school district went back to school this week, and none of them were allowed to drink from school water fountains. 

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Sexual Misconduct At PPS | Housing Foster Youth | Lead In Water | Breast Cancer Tattoos

OPB | Aug. 30, 2017 noon

We discuss The Oregonian/OregonLive's reporting about sexual misconduct at Portland Public Schools, efforts to address housing for Oregon's foster youth, and the issue of lead in Portland houses. We also hear from a tattoo artist who works with breast-cancer survivors. 

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News Roundtable | Obesity And Prejudice | Teen Pregnancy Prevention

OPB | Aug. 11, 2017 noon

Heavy Asian-Americans are more likely to be perceived as "American." Also, what was being taught in a teen pregnancy prevention program whose federal funding has been cut? And the news of the week.

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News Roundtable | Psychologists & Prescriptions | PPS Superintendent

OPB | July 14, 2017 noon

We discuss whether psychologists should be allowed to prescribe drugs, and hear from Portland Public Schools' board chair about their ongoing superintendent search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's big headlines.

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Oregon Lawmakers Advance Measure To Require School Lead Testing

OPB | June 30, 2017 4:23 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers are moving ahead with a measure that would require school districts to test for lead.

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PPS Middle School Proposal Draws Concern From Boundary Committee

OPB | June 6, 2017 5:39 p.m. | Portland

Portland Public Schools plans to open two middle schools on the east side. But after questions from a boundary committee, decisions are likely to wait until fall.

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Renewed Search For PPS Superintendent Shows School Board Divisions

OPB | June 2, 2017 4:38 p.m. | Portland

Thursday night brought seven sitting members of the Portland Public Schools board, together with the three new members elected last month to discuss the key job of hiring a new superintendent.

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New Board Members Lead PPS Superintendent Search 2.0

OPB | May 23, 2017 3:34 p.m. | Portland

Newly elected board members Scott Bailey, Julia Brim-Edwards and Rita Moore will comprise a majority of the superintendent search task force.

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District Won't Release Final Report On Withdrawn PPS Superintendent Finalist

OPB | May 19, 2017 2:03 p.m. | Portland

Portland Public Schools said Friday it will not release the final background report on the superintendent finalist that fell through.

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With May Ballot Deadline Approaching, Oregonians Vote On Key Measures

OPB | May 13, 2017 3:42 p.m. | Portland

Tuesday, May 16 is the last day for Oregonians to consider a range of key measures on their local ballots.

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PPS' Pick For Superintendent Turns Down The Job

OPB | May 4, 2017 2:40 p.m. | Portland

Atlanta school administrator Donyall Dickey has turned down an offer to lead Portland Public Schools, a blow to the district as it seeks voter approval of a $790 million bond.

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Fewer Teachers, Larger Classes: Oregon Schools Itemize Budget Cuts

OPB | March 23, 2017 11:38 a.m. | Portland

School districts across Oregon are warning of potentially deep budget cuts, if legislators don’t find additional money for public schools.

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Longest-Serving PPS Board Member Won't Seek Re-election

OPB | March 9, 2017 9:26 p.m. | Portland

Pam Knowles has decided to leave office after her second term, adding to the turnover in Oregon's largest school district.

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PPS Taps Brakes On Superintendent Hiring Timeline

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 3:21 p.m. | Portland

Portland school board members couldn't choose a superintendent finalist Friday as they had hoped. But they expect to announce one next week.

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PPS Board Closes In On New Superintendent

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017 4 p.m. | Portland

The Portland school board may agree Friday on its preferred superintendent. The public probably won't know who it is until next week. 

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PPS Relies On Consultant To Keep Superintendent Search Private

OPB | Feb. 7, 2017 10:59 a.m. | Portland

An email from Portland Public Schools said a stakeholder advisory committee will give its advice to a consultant as a way to keep candidates' identities private.