• Portland Public Schools' Instructional Priorities and Roadmap to Educational Equity


    Educational Equity: PPS is committed to providing all students with high-quality teaching and learning in every classroom, every day - instruction that helps them achieve our Graduate Portrait and closes persistent gaps in outcomes based on race.

    In partnership with teachers, school leaders, and staff from across the district, we’re taking several important steps to make this vision a reality for all students: calibrating around a new instructional framework that articulates a shared vision of highly effective teaching and learning, adopting new curricula to support that instruction, and offering improved professional learning experiences for teachers aligned to both.

    Instructional Framework: Bring the PPS’ Instructional Framework to life in every classroom to advance educational equity by ensuring that all students experience our shared vision of excellent teaching and learning as described in the framework. Here is the link to the PPS Instructional Framework and you can learn more on our instructional framework website.

    High-Quality Instructional Materials: Adopt and effectively implement in every classroom high-quality, culturally- relevant instructional materials for English Language Arts and Math and, by 2026, for all core subjects. You can learn more about our instructional resources adoption on this website.

    Teacher Professional Learning: Ensure that every educator experiences high-quality professional learning through Summer Institutes, school-year sessions, and job-
    embedded coaching that is consistent in structure and content and focused on teaching and learning, climate and culture, and racial equity and social justice.


    Please see this link for a visual overview of our PPS Instructional Priorities and this video for more information about our instructional priorities. Learn more about PPS' vision and the Office of Teaching & Learning.


    PPS Roadmap for Educational Equity