Media Coverage

Coverage of All Hands Raised and its work.

The work of PPS parents and schools through the Portland Public Schools Foundation Continues to be a National Example (The Washington Post, May 10, 2014)

Posted on May 11, 2014 in Media Coverage

The Washington Post reported that a suburban DC school district is looking at the PPSF Equity Fund program and how it can be a model for parent-led fundraising to benefit an entire district.   Read the article below and here and here. By Donna…

Portland Public Schools foundations raised record-breaking $4.1 million last year (The Oregonian, April 22, 2014)

Posted on April 22, 2014 in Media Coverage

Read the story below and here. By Nicole Dungca Fundraisers for Portland Public Schools raised a record $4.1 million in the 2012-2013 school year. All Hands Raised, formerly known as the Portland Schools Foundation, has reported steady increases in…

Ninth Grade Counts – New freshmen tap their inner autodidact (Portland Tribune, August 8, 2013)

Posted on August 8, 2013 in Media Coverage

Read the story below and here. By Jennifer Anderson Ben Hunter tries to teach his students not a bunch of facts, but how to learn on their own. “Find yourselves a seat where you know you’ll be successful today,” he tells them as they walked in…

Ninth Grade Counts – Times change, but the high-school yearning to belong remains (The Oregonian, August 3, 2013)

Posted on August 4, 2013 in Media Coverage

Read the story below and here. By Susan Nielson I remember every rumor about the first day of high school. New  freshmen would be duct-taped to flag poles and stuffed into lockers. Our clothes would be stolen during PE, and our heads would  be…

CEO Dan Ryan and PPS School Board Member Bobbie Regan talk education with KINK’s Sheila Hamilton

Posted on September 3, 2012 in Media Coverage, PPS Foundation Updates

KINK’s Sheila Hamilton talks education with Dan Ryan and Bobbie Regan.

Fund-Raising Fairness Is Being Tested in Oregon, With Mixed Results (The New York Times, June 21, 2012)

Posted on June 21, 2012 in Media Coverage

This New York Times article explores whether or not parents can pitch in to help pay for their children’s public school is becoming increasingly important in determining a school’s quality, especially as states and districts continue to cut…

Portland parents raise a record $3 million to hire teachers, support schools

Posted on April 6, 2012 in Media Coverage

Published April 6, 2012, The Oregonian shares the good news of PPS parent investments district-wide.

Equity Grants to give some Portland schools a boost (The Portland Tribune, April 5, 2012)

Posted on April 5, 2012 in Media Coverage, PPS Foundation Updates

The Portland Tribune’s Jennifer Anderson covers the investment by PPS parents in all kids throughout the PPS District.

Cradle to Career makes ‘massive’ effort to tackle school failure in Multnomah County (The Oregonian, March 15, 2012)

Posted on March 15, 2012 in Media Coverage

The Oregonian highlights the work of All Hands Raised, which was presented to a cross-sector group at an event hosted by Portland State University President Wim Wiewel.   Read the full article below and here. By Bill Graves About 40 business,…

Parent, Community Groups Pressed to Fill K-12 Budget Gaps (Education Week, March 13, 2012)

Posted on March 13, 2012 in Media Coverage, PPS Foundation Updates

In spring of 2012, Education Week highlighted the Portland Public Schools Foundation and the PPS Equity Grant program as a national model.