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Buddy Bison connects students to national parks

Boise-Eliot/Humboldt K-8 School teachers, chaperones and fifth graders, many of whom have never been to a national park, left early Sept. 24, for a day-long field trip to Mount St. Helens. The trip, which includes STEM curriculum for classrooms, is part of a National Park Trust program. View slideshow. Photo by Leif Sjoquist

Timber Joey surprises Peninsula students for SMART announcement

October 20, 2014
Timber Joey posed with students at Peninsula K-8 School during the special assembly. Timber Joey surprised Peninsula K-8 School's kindergarteners through second graders Monday, Oct. 10 as part of a special assembly to announce the Portland Timbers Community Fund's sponsorship of SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) at three Portland Public Schools. 

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Achievement progress affirms PPS focus

October 17, 2014

Portland Public Schools exceeded attendance targets and nearly hit its graduation target, while falling short in third grade reading, ninth grade credits earned and the five-year high school completion rate, affirming the priorities Superintendent Carole Smith's set this fall.

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School board declines to set achievement targets in areas measured by new state tests

October 15, 2014
The Portland School Board unanimously approved a PPS committee recommendation Oct. 14 that the district not set state Achievement Compact Targets for 2014-15 in areas that would be measured by the new Smarter Balanced tests until the reliability and validity of the new tests is established and districts have baseline data on this new assessment. [More]

PPS bond development committee recommends high schools

October 14, 2014
Benson Polytechnic High School is one of the three high schools recommended for the planned 2016 bond. The PPS Bond Development Committee (BDC) delivered its recommendations for the high schools to be included in the planned 2016 & 2020 school improvement bonds. 

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Portland Trail Blazers play ball with Boise-Eliot/Humboldt students

October 13, 2014
The entire Portland Trail Blazers team and coaches played and interacted with Boise-Eliot/Humboldt students Monday through the Blazers' Make it Better foundation. The entire Portland Trail Blazers team and coaching staff spent Monday, Oct. 13 playing and interacting with Boise-Elilot/Humboldt K-8 School students during a "Make it Better" collaboration with five community partners.

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Thousands participate in Walk + Bike to School Day

October 08, 2014
Board Director Bobbie Regan jumped rope during the Hosford Middle School Walk + Bike to School Day event. Portland Public Schools students joined children from more than 60 schools in the Portland area to celebrate International Walk + Bike to School Day Oct. 8. 

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