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Trees for a lifetime

Richmond kindergartners put their backs into tree planting through a partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation's Living Learning program. Photos by Katharine Kimball. View slideshow.

PPS congratulates new board members

May 21, 2015

Portland Public Schools will be welcoming four new school board members in July, following results of the May 19 election. 


Senior scholars shine

May 21, 2015
A young man in a blue shirt smiles.

Several stand-out PPS graduates have landed major national scholarships.


Parents say: Schools safe, success-oriented

May 21, 2015

Portland Public Schools parents and guardians believe their children’s schools are safe and welcoming environments that promote academic success for all students, according to results of the 2015 Successful Schools Survey.


PPS and PTA cheer on volunteers

May 21, 2015
A family smiles.

PPS and the Portland Council PTA joined together at the annual Volunteer Celebration Dinner May 20 to honor the service of countless community members.


PPS, Albina Head Starts mark 50th

May 20, 2015
Children in traditional Native American dress dance inside a school.

An innovative North Portland early childhood learning hub threw open its doors May 19 to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the PPS and Albina Head Start programs. 


Building student leadership capacity

May 20, 2015

Student leadership conferences have become a key part of Portland Public Schools efforts to close the education opportunity gap and invest in student success by gathering students by affinity group to learn leadership skills, celebrate their cultures and gain guidance and inspiration from adult role models.


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