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Seven new staff members were among those welcoming students at Sitton School Sept. 2, including the school's first full-time counselor in five years, thanks to state funding for schools. View slideshow. Photo by Leif Sjoquist

Clarendon early learning academy open for educating

September 22, 2014
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PPS and partners cut the ribbon on the new Clarendon Regional Early Learning Center Sept. 10, ushering in a new era in pre-kindergarten education in the school district.

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Volunteers help students not in school reconnect

September 13, 2014
From left, parent volunteer Jessica Thompson, School Board Director Bobbie Regan and Char Hutson, who oversees middle school community outreach at PPS, prepare to knock on doors of students no in school. More than 50 volunteers joined PPS Reconnection Services staff Saturday, Sept. 13, to knock on the doors of 175 students who are not in school -- and invite those students back. 

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Student achievement remains strong, yet urgency affirmed

September 10, 2014

Portland Public Schools continues to outperform the state in reading, math, science and writing, according to state test results released by the Oregon Department of Education Sept. 10.  

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PPS announces new chief financial officer

September 09, 2014
Superintendent Carole Smith announced today that Yousef Awwad is Portland Public Schools' new chief financial officer. [More]

School year launches with optimism, opportunity and progress

September 02, 2014
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Superintendent Carole Smith shared a sense of optimism, opportunity and progress as students returned to classrooms across Portland Public Schools today. 

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Year two summer work: on time, on budget

August 28, 2014
Bond-funded summer improvement work at 12 schools is being completed on time and on budget to welcome students back Sept. 2 to Arleta, Beach, Boise-Eliot/Humboldt, Chief Joseph K-3 Campus, Creston, Grout, Hosford, James John, King, Lane, Vernon and Woodlawn. [More]

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