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April 1-May 8: Enrollment at PPS is expected to grow by thousands in the next decade. Take the 17-question PPS2025 survey to help shape change as we grow: in all supported languages online at Oregon's Kitchen Table or go the PPS2025 webpage to download a PDF and view frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Superintendent's Message

Real-world learning is essential for all students

Carole Smith PPS Superintendent

March 23, 2015: It's been a busy and productive spring for our students and schools.

Thousands of our students attended the Portland Workforce Alliance (PWA) Northwest Youth Careers Expo March 17, exploring everything from high tech to medicine. Thank you to the 130 employers who participated and many others who offer career days, job shadows, internships and inspiration to our students all year long.[Read More]


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The SE Warriors girls basketball team, who have played together for several years, are a shining example of the PIL's expansion of youth sports.

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PPS Budget: Get the facts, get involved

Superintendent Smith presented her budget proposal April 14. The last in a series of Town Halls on the Budget is:

April 27 at Roosevelt (in Spanish); 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Read budget summary in Spanish and English.

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Where does PPS gets its money and how is it used to staff the schools? Learn more.

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Learn, expand at Camp Snowball

April 26, 2015

Join teams of educators, students, and business and community leaders July 13-17 for Camp Snowball in Portland. 


School board candidates share views

April 26, 2015

The Portland Council PTA and the League of Women Voters held a School Board Candidates Forum in April in advance of the May 19 election.


PPS hits a high note with new instruments

April 24, 2015

This fall, band teachers will put 750 new musical instruments into the hands of budding musicians, thanks to a $925,000 investment PPS is making in the district band program, eroded over years of budget cuts. 


Gifted students shine as TAG revs up

April 24, 2015
Agustin Montes-Tacuba says he loves being challenged at ACCESS.

ACCESS Academy’s Agustin Montes-Tacuba is so gifted, the fifth-grader just received a statewide award for his academics and leadership, yet five years ago, it seemed like his intellect might go unnoticed. 


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