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Roosevelt High School hosted the district-wide middle school track meet in May. In this photo, two boys cheer on their teammate as he gives it his all to the finish. View slideshow. Photos by Katharine Kimball.

Portland School Board takes a stand on new test

July 23, 2014
The Portland School Board voted 7 to 0 July 22 on a resolution that calls upon state and federal education officials to delay the use of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment in teacher evaluation, provide the necessary funding to effectively implement the test and not use the test for punitive labeling of teachers, students or schools.
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PPS leaders join 60 districts in pledging to improve achievement of young men of color

July 21, 2014

Sixty big-city public school districts from across the country,  including Portland Public Schools, released a pledge to improve the academic and social outcomes of boys and young men of color the Council of the Great City Schools announced today at a White House event with President Obama.

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Additional leadership news announced

July 16, 2014

Superintendent Carole Smith announced to the PPS staff on July 7 additional pieces of the school district's education leadership reorganization to best serve students and schools. 

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Summer program introduces young learners & families to school

July 11, 2014
The program includes free breakfast and lunch, reading, writing and math instructuion, arts education and a weekly parenting workshop. Fifty rising kindergarteners and first graders are getting an introduction to school this summer during a pilot program called Faubion Fast Track. 

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Teachers volunteer to prevent summer slide

July 08, 2014
James John K-5 School teachers wanted to meet their students where they were in summer -- and help them retain their literacy skills.

Seven James John K-5 School teachers, along with Librarian Robin Rolfe, came up with a plan to read to their students every Tuesday at the St. John Community Center during the Portland Parks and Recreation Bureau's Summer Lunches program.

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A modernized Roosevelt coming soon

July 07, 2014
The Portland School Board unanimously approved the schematic design for a modernized Roosevelt High School June 23, clearing the way for final drawings and the start of construction next summer.

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