Portland Public Schools’ Faubion School and Concordia University-Portland have been neighbors in education for 63 years, sharing 24 adjacent acres within Portland’s urban growth boundary. Together, along with Trillium Family Services, they are collaborating to create a new model for education. Voters approved a Portland Public Schools (PPS) capital improvement bond in November 2012. PPS is Oregon’s largest district with over 48,000 students. Faubion School was the only school slated for rebuild because of the private, nonprofit partnership with Concordia University. The two educational facilities will build the first 3 to PhD® campus in the nation, which will serve nearly 800 PK-8 children, approximately 81% of whom are eligible to receive free and reduced lunch. Concordia’s College of Education will be located inside the school, preparing future educators within a diverse, urban and low-income school.
CU Commons Citation
Concordia University - Portland, "Public-Private Partnership Creates New 3 to PhD® Model" (2016). Reports & Presentations. 5.