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 for each grade level. The district is exploring ways to share this resource with schools around the state.   When PPS […]

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 or projects that work to build immediate or long-term food security for PPS students and families. To learn more or […]

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 climbing, and outdoor team-building activities with their peers, teachers, and Rippleffect staff. With L.L. Bean’s support, the Portland Public Schools […]

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MPBN Story on $175,000 New Schools Venture Fund grant to diversify teaching staff

Only about 6% of teachers in the district are non-white, while nearly half of students identify as black, indigenous or people of color. The district will use the grant to work with ed techs and help them pay to earn teacher certification.https://t.co/ixQ9szV43b — Maine Public – Celebrating 60 Years! (@MainePublic) December 9, 2021 New Schools […]