Creating a Computer Lab at Casco Bay High School

The Foundation for Portland Public Schools is thrilled to announce a grant to create a new computer lab at Casco Bay High School (CBHS). Thanks to generous support from the Gladys Brooks Foundation, CBHS will create a computer lab this winter. Soon, every high school in the district will have a lab equipped with computers powerful […]

PPS selected for program to expand educator diversity in the district

Barr Foundation, TNTP (The New Teacher Project) offer funding, support to help schools address large diversity gap between students, staff In the Portland Maine public schools, 49 percent of the 6,534 students identify as people of color, while about 11 percent of staff do. With new funding and dedicated support to increase educator diversity within […]

Rising Tide Leadership Award Provides Summer Leadership Opportunities to High School Students

The Portland Public Schools and the Foundation for Portland Public Schools are thrilled to announce the winners of the 4th annual Rising Tide Leadership Awards. This year, Sophia Kapita, a student at Casco Bay High School, and Jose Lusinga Sasenga, a student at Portland High School, were selected from six outstanding applicants representing all three […]

Celebrating Portland Public Schools Teacher Innovations with Equity and Innovation Teacher Grant Awards

The Foundation for Portland Public Schools (FPPS) has just completed its 13th annual teacher grants program cycle. Sixty-six teachers, ed techs, librarians, and others have been awarded grants totaling $51,619. These grants will benefit thousands of students – from preK through Portland Adult Education – in 17 schools across the Portland Public Schools (PPS). The […]

Supporting PPS Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

FPPS is committed to increasing hands-on, rigorous opportunities in STEM for all Portland Public Schools students. It is critical to build interest and confidence in science early. We are working closely with PPS to support STEM curriculum development, purchase texts and supplies, and to create a mobile makerspace that will engage all elementary school students […]