FPPS Provides Grants to 73 Educators Across the Portland Public Schools

The Foundation for Portland Public Schools (FPPS) has announced it is awarding $64,299 to Portland Public Schools staff members through the FPPS Equity and Innovation Grant program. Seventy-three teachers, ed techs, librarians, and other staff members will receive up to $1,250 each for classroom resources and experiences such as robotics clubs, purchasing math manipulatives, attending … Read more

East End School Educator Is 2024 Maine Teacher of Year!

Joshua Chard, a second- and third-grade looping teacher at East End Community School, has been named 2024 Maine Teacher of the Year. East End staff and students and state and local education officials celebrated Chard’s selection at that school on Wednesday morning, Oct. 11. He received multiple standing ovations from students and staff. This is the third time in … Read more

FPPS Equity and Innovation Grants

FPPS Equity and Innovation grant applications are available now. Please note that the guidelines have changed this year and all PPS staff are now eligible to apply (not just teachers).  You can read the full guidelines and apply here. The goal of this program (formally called PEF Teacher Grants) is to allow staff to invest … Read more

Thank you to Generac for supporting STEM!

We are thrilled to announce a donation of $10,000 from Generac in South Portland. Generac, through the Generac Foundation, is committed to supporting STEM education in the communities where their employees live and work. The funds are designated to expand PPS resources and capacity to engage K-12 students in coding, robotics, and engineering as part of their … Read more

A Transition for Portland Empowered

Portland Empowered

It’s been an honor to serve as the fiscal sponsor for Portland Empowered for the last few years and to partner with their staff and volunteers. Their work ensuring that historically underrepresented student and parent voices are reflected in the policy and practice of Portland Public Schools (PPS) supports and complements our mission.  At the end of … Read more

Chim Lev Hiking 4,800 miles to Benefit Reiche School

Chim Lev, pictured with his mother-in-law Annetta Weatherhead, recently started a 4,800-mile through-hike on the North Country National Scenic Trail. His hike is fundraising for the Annetta Weatherhead Fund for Reiche School. The goal of the Annetta Weatherhead Fund, managed by the Foundation for Portland Public Schools, is to provide flexible and easily accessible financial … Read more