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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

Student leaders amplify students' voices

October 22, 2014

This year’s student representative to the Portland School Board says she’s excited to serve at a time where the district is rebuilding programs and making schools more equitable.

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PPS enrollment, hiring on the upswing

October 22, 2014

Student enrollment and hiring is going up, up, up at Portland Public Schools as primary and high school grades swell and state school funding improves.

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Music studio class keeps Trojans humming

October 22, 2014

Wilson band teacher Nick Caldwell wanted to offer a music class that drew student less likely to go for the more traditional band or music classes. He turned to the recording industry and a parent who is a music producer and, this fall, launched Sound Engineering, an elective for juniors and seniors.

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Middle schoolers run, spike, hurdle into PIL

October 22, 2014

When you see student athletes in jerseys reflecting their high school, look closer: they’re middle school students, proud participants in the expansion of PPS sports into the middle grades. 

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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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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]

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