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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

Huge book donation contributes to 2014 Children's Book Harvest

November 20, 2014
More than 2,000 students at five PPS schools received some 17,000 books from last year's first annual Children's Book Harvest. Assistant Superintendent Melissa Goff today announced that Discover Books donated 5,000 books to the Second Annual Children's Book Harvest and will donate another 5,000 after the campaign reaches 25,000. The 2014 Children's Book Harvest, a key strategy in PPS' Read Together Third Grade Reading Initiative, is underway now through Nov. 26.

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School board sets aspirational targets

November 11, 2014

The Portland School Board, responding to the state's decision to nullify the district's Achievement Compact for not setting targets in the three areas measured by new state tests, voted 6-0 on Nov. 10 to set aspirational targets of 100% achievement in third grade reading, 5th and 8th grade math.

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Faubion will relocate to Tubman

November 06, 2014
Faubion Principal LaShawn Lee joined community members for several planning sessions. Faubion PK-8 students will relocate to Tubman School at 2231 N. Flint Ave. during construction of the new building. [More]

Shay James to lead Office of College and Career Readiness

November 04, 2014
Shay James will lead the Office of College and Career Readiness. Shay James, senior director for for the Franklin High School cluster, will become senior director of College and Career Readiness to guide PPS' work in getting all students to graduation prepared for college and career. James will oversee the Office of College and Career Readiness, Assistant Superintendent Antonio Lopez said in an announcement. 

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Students can Read Big! this winter

November 04, 2014
The Portland Trail Blazers and Knowledge Universe are again this year promoting reading by encouraging students to Read Big! with Robin Lopez. Robin Lopez, an avid reader and champion of early literacy, is again this year teaming up with Knowledge Universe to promote reading by encouraging students to Read Big!

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Enrollment, transfer policy changes recommended

November 04, 2014
After more than 18 months of research, discussion and community engagement, a volunteer committee will recommend that Portland Public Schools amend its enrollment and transfer policies to make the policies more equitable for all students, according to a report the committee will deliver. 

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