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Second grade students in Rigler Elementary's dual language immersion Spanish/English program performed circus acts and read their writing about the circus in March. View slideshow. Photos by Katharine Kimball

PPS student leaders represent in D.C.

April 22, 2014

While most students took some much needed time off during Spring Break, three student members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council traveled to Washington, D.C. to lobby Portland’s Congressional delegation on some of the greatest issues facing students in education today.  


Vernon auction, Rieke Art Fair

April 22, 2014

Among school fundraisers this spring are the Vernon K-8 Community Auction Saturday, April 26 and the Rieke Art Fair Sunday, May 4. 


Duniway tackles fair housing history

April 22, 2014
Duniway Elementary is taking on the difficult topic of discriminatory housing practices and hosted a special traveling exhibit at the school April 17, led by fifth grade teacher Nine Levine and Principal Matt Goldstein. [More]

Roosevelt, George launching STEM Lab School

April 22, 2014

Roosevelt High School and George Middle School, both in North Portland, have earned a $647,877 grant from the Oregon Department of Education to launch a paired STEM Lab School starting this fall. The grant proposal was written by George teacher Michelle York.


Thanks to you, art blossoming in schools

April 22, 2014

Students across PPS are painting, singing and boogying thanks to Portlanders support for the Arts Tax that is funding visual art, music or dance teachers in every K-5 or K-8 school. A display of  elementary student art runs April 23-May 1at City Hall.


Gates, Milken and more recognize PPS students and teachers

April 22, 2014

Spring has been a banner time for PPS students and teachers - from newly minted Gates Millennium Scholars, to national recognition for Grant Magazine and two daVinci students, to our 2014 Rose Festival Princesses, to a Milken Award for a Gray teacher, a research grant for a Lincoln teacher and a spot on the LearnZillion's 2014 Dream Team for a Virtual Scholars teacher.


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