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May 17, 2017

Portland, Ore., Voters Approve Record Tax to Fix Lead-Laced, Crumbling Buildings

Nearly all the district's schools have lead levels in the water that exceed federal safety standards. Many of the buildings are also plagued by peeling lead paint, and high concentrations of radon and asbestos.

September 20, 2016

New Website to Compare Cities' Education Results Makes Debut

The interactive "State of Our Cities" website, released Tuesday by the George W. Bush Institute, provides comparable education data for 114 cities across more than a dozen indicators.

August 22, 2016

Lead Danger Prompts Oregon District To Warn Against Eating District Produce

The Portland, Ore., school district is warning its employees and families not to eat produce grown in school gardens, according to reports.

July 19, 2016

Portland, Ore., Superintendent Steps Down Amid Lead Controversy

Carole Smith's resignation on Monday followed an independent investigation into how the district has been handling lead testing, according to the Associated Press.


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