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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.

Ipads to help boost early literacy

April 17, 2015
Whitman families were among those who receive free ipads as part of the pilot project to help all students read by third grade. A pilot program at four Portland Public Schools aims to bridge the digital divide while engaging families in helping students boost reading skills. 

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Keep up with the PIL: April newsletter

April 17, 2015

Get an update on PIL growth, celebrate Nike's incredible track shoes donation and congratulate Roosevelt's Coach Kelsey on her Comcast Coach of the Year!! April PIL Newsletter

Beaumont students gather Vanport stories before they're lost

April 14, 2015
This is a poster designed by Beaumont students showing images of Vanport. Beaumont Middle School students are learning at the confluence of race relations, cutting-edge technology and college-level history as they preserve the stories of those who lived in Vanport, the Oregon city destroyed by flood waters 67 years ago. [More]

Superintendent's budget builds on investments of last two years

April 14, 2015
Superintendent Carole Smith presented her budget to the Portland School Board April 14, building on investments in high-leverage strategies to propel the success of all students.
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PPS Innovation Challenge teams engineer a better city

April 13, 2015
Grant High School Innovation Challenge team displays winning banner Contest helps students solve real-world problems through STEM learning. [More]

PPS What I Say: Kahedja Burley, princess and wrestler

April 10, 2015
Photo of Jefferson Rose Festival Princess

Jefferson High School’s 2015 Rose Festival Princess is a wrestler. Yup – a wrestler. 

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