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Portland Press Herald article on Addressing the Opportunity Gap

Read Michael Kelly’s article about our new campaign Addressing the Opportunity Gap. The Foundation for Public Schools launched the campaign to help accelerate and expand our school district’s equity work. Superintendent Xavier Botana is quoted in the article: “Portland voters are generous supporters of our schools. But we still have many unmet needs. In this […]

Congratulations to our three online raffle winners!

Thank you to all who donated to the Thank a Teacher campaign, benefiting our Fall Teacher Grants Program! Those who donated in the month of May were automatically entered to win one of three raffle prizes: A $75 gift card to David’s Restaurant on Monument Square A two night stay at The Press Hotel in downtown Portland A gift […]

FPPS June News

Like all of you, we have a lot on our minds. We are saddened and angry about the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police, as well as the many others who have died before and since. The health, financial, and emotional burdens of the coronavirus make this even more difficult […]

Congratulations Step Up Award Winners!

The Foundation for Portland Public Schools on May 27 announced the latest Portland High School students chosen to receive the Step Up Award, now in its third year. The Step Up Award at Portland High School provides funding for students in the Make It Happen! program who would otherwise have to forego school-year extracurricular opportunities […]

Thank a Teacher!

Join us and Thank a Teacher! We are taking our cancelled annual fundraising event Spring For Teachers online and to the community to show our gratitude, and raise support for our Teacher Grants program. School staff in Portland (teachers as well as ed techs, librarians, social workers, food services staff, maintenance crews, principals, and others) […]

Welcome our new Executive Director, Andrea (Andi) Weisman Summers

Andi comes to us from the Great Schools Partnership where she was Co-Director of Coaching. Great Schools Partnership is a national non-profit that supports public school improvement and innovation. Prior to that, she worked as a bilingual immigration advocate at the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) for over six years. Andi’s other career experience  includes working […]

Spring for Teachers 2020: Postponed

UPDATE: Spring for Teachers 2020 POSTPONED Like so many other organizations in our community, we are postponing our “Spring for Teachers 2020” fundraiser.  No specific new date has been scheduled at this time. We are taking our direction from the City of Portland and the CDC to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Tickets to […]