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  • Dropout comes back to graduate on time at Portland High

    PORTLAND — Slovanka Diep dropped out of school in her freshman year, unhappy with her teachers and courses at Deering High School. When she resolved to return to school her sophomore year, Diep was told that DHS was full and her records had been purged from the system. ...

  • Deering H.S. senior leaves legacy, shoots for the stars

    PORTLAND — Deering High School Principal Ken Kunin said Adrian Matos is a person who identifies his challenges and works to meet them head on.  For Matos, those challenges have been many and varied. Despite it all, however, Matos will graduate with honors from DHS, along with nea...

  • Celebrations planned for exiting Portland school chief

    PORTLAND — Jeanne Whynot-Vickers hasn't had much time to look back since taking over as interim superintendent of the state's largest, most diverse school district in 2007 in the middle of a financial tsunami. With next year's budget signed, sealed and delivered and a new superin...

  • Celebration planned for outgoing Portland school chief

    PORTLAND — The School Committee is hosting a "Thank You and Goodbye Celebration" for interim Superintendent Jeanne Whynot-Vickers. Whynot-Vickers, who as been filling in as school chief since 2007, will turn over the reigns of the state's largest, most diverse school di...

  • $1M grant to help at-risk elementary students in Portland

    PORTLAND — The school district is teaming up with local nonprofit groups to increase academic support and cultural enrichment opportunities for about 110 economically disadvantaged and at-risk youth. Over the next five years,

  • Council sends school budget to Portland voters

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday approved the School Committee's proposed budget for fiscal 2010. On Tuesday, May 12, residents will have their say. The school budget referendum will be the second citywide vote on school spending since the state Legislature enacted Gov. John ...

  • Portland schools, athletics careful amid swine flu threat

    PORTLAND — The School Department is taking extra precautions when it comes to sanitation and treatment of sick faculty and students in light of the so-called swine flu that is spreading around the globe. Schools have stepped up the frequency of classroom cleaning and sterilizatio...

  • Vandals tag Riverton school in Portland

    PORTLAND — When teachers, parents and students returned to Riverton Elementary School from vacation on Monday they were greeted with evidence of what the principal called the worst case of vandalism the school has experienced. Vandals tagged all areas of the school that were not ...

  • Portland residents weigh in on school facilities study

    PORTLAND — Residents offered criticism and praise Monday for the findings of a nearly year-long study of public school facilities. Eight residents commented on the 143-page

  • Portland schools to consider $137K in budget cuts

    PORTLAND — The School Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 28, to decide how to reduce next year's proposed budget by more than $137,000. The district was asked by the City Council's finance subcommittee April 14 to further reduce its $91.4 million budget, which eliminates 17 jo...