Entries by Portland Education Foundation

How private funding can change the way we think about public education

For decades — and still today — public schools in Maine have been funded overwhelmingly through property tax revenues and state educational subsidies. But those funding sources are under constant pressure from taxpayers and lawmakers seeking to trim budgets and save money. The draft Portland Public Schools budget for fiscal year 2017, for instance, factored […]

February 3rd – Meet & Greet Event

Please join us on February 3rd! The Board of Directors of the Foundation for Portland Public Schools invite you to a Meet & Greet Event Wednesday, February 3rd from 5pm-6:30pm Rines Auditorium – Portland Public Library 5 Monument Square Your Hosts Mary Bennett Mike Bove Ed Bryan Jessica Burton Jeanne Crocker Erin Macey Sue Olafsen […]

Superintendent’s Notebook: Creating a community that embraces the arts

I have a “secret” to share: Culture Club Portland, a unique collaboration with our city’s cultural institutions to bring the arts to all Portland Public Schools’ students, is so successful it’s worthy of national replication. But before that happens, I want to make sure everyone in Portland knows about Culture Club Portland. The program, generously […]

Portland Education Foundation grants $33,000 to Portland Public School teachers

Foundation for Portland Public Schools (FPPS) has completed its seventh annual Teacher Grant Program cycle. Funds disbursed in 2015 represent a 29% increase over last year. The FPPS Teacher Grant Program is designed to support a wide range of innovative school and classroom-based efforts to enhance learning experiences, and to recognize and reward the hard […]