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Salute to our veterans 

The Robert Gray Middle School marching band, under the direction of Jeanne Berg, joined other PPS marching bands in the Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade and then fulfilled Gray's annual tradition of marching through the Hawthorne Fred Meyer. Thanks Fred Meyer for the fun opportunity for our kids! View slideshow. Photos by Leif Sjoquist

Madison High history teacher wins 2014 Civic Educator of the Year award

December 17, 2014

Classroom Law Project picks Amanda Alonso for the prestigious award.

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Board reaffirms pledge on males of color in wake of Ferguson tragedy

December 16, 2014

The Portland School Board voted unanimously Dec. 16 to reaffirm the pledge on males of color that the Council of the Great City Schools took alongside President Obama last summer to boost academic outcomes, reduce disproportionate suspensions and expulsions and improve graduation rates for all students. 

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Books on Buses fosters culture of reading

December 16, 2014
Bus driver Julie Green shows off the Books on Buses pouches that grew out of Transportation staff asking how they could get behind the superintendent's three priorities. PPS Student Transportation Department staff asked how they could contribute to Superintendent Carole Smith's three priorities. Providing books on buses was their answer to her first priority - ensuring all students read well by the third grade.

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Your voice can improve your school

December 11, 2014
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Starting in late January, PPS will provide an important opportunity for families and students to share their experiences in our schools. 

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PPS financials earn highest mark

December 09, 2014

Portland Public Schools posted a clean audit of its financials for 2013-14, the highest possible mark from the school district’s auditor and the continuation of 34-plus years of nationally recognized excellence in finance.

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George students discover power of service

December 05, 2014
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 A group of George Middle School girls are discovering the transformative power of community service with a coat drive this month to help their North Portland neighbors through the cold weather, one of several projects the girls are taking on this year.

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