Facts Or Fudging?

Posted by Steve Leader on July 3, 2014
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Photo Courtesy: Associated Press

There’s been a dramatic drop in the number of students disciplined for bringing weapons to Portland Public Schools.  At the same time, Oregon Live.Com reports the District has narrowed its definition of weapons.

Under the new policy, for example, if a student brings a hunting knife to school in his backpack it would be categorized as a weapon …

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Tentative Deal Reached Between Portland Teachers and District

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 18, 2014
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PORTLAND — Negotiations lasted 23 hours on Monday into the night before word that Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers have reached a conceptual deal on a new contract just two days before teachers planned to strike.

“After 10 months of difficult negotiations and hard work by both sides, I am very pleased that PPS & PAT have reached a …

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More Mediaton for Teachers Union & PPS

Posted by Cort Johnson on February 11, 2014
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Another round of mediation is schedule for Tuesday between Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers.

The union is threatening to strike, starting February 20th, unless an agreement is met on a new contract.  Issues still remain between the two parties, including class size, salary increases and early retirement incentives.

Christine Miles with PPS says if the teachers walk off …

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All-Night Talk Leads To No Deal Between Teachers and District

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 1, 2014
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The teachers union and the district was at it all night but still no deal. Both sides were expected to meet today but no word on whether that happened. Some Benson students competing at Bonneville Power Administration’s Annual Science Bowl today said they’re standing by their teachers.

“Whatever the teachers decide to do I’m in support of them. I know that …

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Tension Builds as School Board Meets to Discuss Surplus

Posted by Cort Johnson on January 27, 2014

With additional reporting by Rosemary Reynolds

PORTLAND, Oregon – After ten months of talks and no contract agreement between Portland Public Schools and the teacher’s union, the tension between the two groups continues to grow

More than 200 people have signed up for a rally outside tonight’s Portland Public School’s board meeting, promising to keep the noise level down this time.  A …

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