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Portland Superintendent Wins Outstanding Leadership Award
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Xavier Botana has won an Outstanding Leadership Award for 2021 and 2022 from the Maine School Superintendents Association (MSSA). The award recognizes superintendents for leadership, the implementation of exemplary educational programs;
$30,000 Action Award from NoVo Foundation for Social-Emotional Learning
The Foundation for Portland Public Schools (FPPS) has just received a $30,000 Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in Action Award from the NoVo Foundation. This grant will support professional development and collaborative work between Portland
Luzia Vumpa is the PHS Step Up Award Scholarship Winner!
The Step Up Award Provides Financial Assistance to Portland High School Multilingual Student in the Make It Happen! Program Luzia Vumpa is the 2022 recipient of the Portland High School Step Up Award, now in
The Portland Public Schools is Creating a Mobile Makerspace with Local and National Support
The Foundation for Portland Public Schools (FPPS) is thrilled to announce that the Les Paul Foundation is the latest group to support the creation of a Portland Public Schools Mobile Makerspace. The makerspace will provide
Join us for Spring for Teachers!
You’re Invited! What: A benefit for our Teacher Grants Program When: Wednesday, May 11 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Where: Bunker Brewing Co, indoors and outdoors 17 Westfield St Unit D, Portland Tickets: Available
PPS Creating Wabanaki Studies Film Series
As part of its work to develop the first comprehensive Wabanaki Studies curriculum in the state of Maine, the Portland Public Schools (PPS) is creating a documentary film series to serve as a central text
May 11: Spring for Teachers 2022
Save the date for Spring for Teachers! What: A benefit for our Teacher Grants Program When: Wednesday, May 11 at 5:30 pm Where: Bunker Brewing Co, indoors and outdoors Tickets and additional information coming soon!
PPS Food Fund Grants are open!
School staff, community organizations, and/or community members can apply for funding for school-based projects that build food security for PPS students and their families. Our partner, Food Fuels Learning, provides Food Fund Grants for organizations
L.L. Bean Supports Partnership between PPS and Rippleffect to Bring Middle Schools Students Outdoors
L.L. Bean has donated $22,000 to the Foundation for Portland Public Schools to continue the partnership between Rippleffect and Portland’s three middle schools. This funding allows students to participate in activities including kayaking, hiking, rock