Two PPS elementary schools earn ‘Best Elementary School’ title from U.S. News & World Report
Two PPS elementary schools earn ‘Best Elementary School’ title from U.S. News & World Report
Updated on 12/06/2021
Churchland Elementary School and Churchland Academy Elementary School have both been recognized as “Best Elementary Schools” in the country by the U.S. News and World Report, which has ranked more than 47,00 public elementary schools across the country. This is the first time U.S. News & World Report has ranked elementary schools. 
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PPS Thanksgiving break extended; more asynchronous days added to school year
PPS Thanksgiving break extended; more asynchronous days added to school year
Updated on 11/02/2021
Understanding that this year has presented a number of unique mental health stressors and concerns for staff, students and families alike, administration has re-evaluated this school year’s calendar to identify opportunities for more flexibility for staff and students. 
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PPS Superintendent Dr. Bracy elected President-Elect of national superintendents association
PPS Superintendent Dr. Bracy elected President-Elect of national superintendents association
Updated on 10/15/2021
Portsmouth Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Elie Bracy, III has been elected to serve as the next President-Elect for the Urban Superintendents Association of America (USAA). 
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