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Trees for a lifetime

Richmond kindergartners put their backs into tree planting through a partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation's Living Learning program. Photos by Katharine Kimball. View slideshow.

Camp exposes students to construction careers

March 26, 2015
Students from seven schools learned about construction careers over Spring Break. Construction careers came alive for 20 PPS students from seven high schools during a two-day Spring Break Build-It Camp led by trades professionals. 

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Salt & Straw asks students for flavor ideas

March 20, 2015
Salt & Straw ice cream maker Tyler Malek, who has made ice cream flavors with everything from olive oil to beer, asked Vernon students to help him come up with a new flavor. Popular ice cream makers Salt & Straw, a great local business partner to Portland Public Schools, on Friday launched the third year of a fun fundraiser for Vernon, Chapman and Abernethy schools. 

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LEP High School closing doors in June

March 20, 2015

The Leadership and Entrepreneurship Public High School, 2044 E. Burnside Street, will close its doors in June after nine years of serving students, due to financial instability.

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Mustang Readers inspire younger students

March 20, 2015
George students volunteer to read weekly to Sitton students as Mustang Readers, a literacy program that benefits both sets of students. The program brings George Middle School seventh and eighth student volunteers to Sitton Elementary School twice a week to read to kindergarteners and first and second graders. 

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Schools step up so no one goes hungry

March 20, 2015
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From Sellwood Middle School to Rieke Elementary, many schools stepped up with food drives this month to support families over spring break and beyond. 

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