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Diversity, Equity & Belonging

At PPS, we want our learners to be fully prepared to participate and succeed in a diverse and ever-changing world. To achieve that vision, we must create a learning community that supports and nurtures the interests, talents, and unique identities of all students and staff. This means ensuring that our curricula, policies, and practices are addressing, not contributing to, persistent and pervasive social and educational inequities.


Equity Definition for PPS

Equity is all people being held to high expectations and having access to opportunities that are reflective of their individual needs, identities and experiences. Equity is achieved in Portland Public Schools when there are no identifiable differences in outcomes and experiences for any population sub-group (race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, etc). 


Our Equity Work

At the Center:

Ensure equity of experiences and access throughout PPS is central to our work.

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Leaders Cohort:

Our system wide approach to ensure professional development on topics related to equity literacy.  

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Advisory Committee:

PPS collaborates with students to ensure student voice in district-wide decision making.

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Equity Policy