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PEF Teacher Grants Program

PEF’s Teacher Grants Program awards up to $1,000 per applicant in support of proposals that demonstrate benefits to students in terms of educational enrichment, classroom innovation, and community engagement. Innovation is encouraged! Application opens: August 1, 2017 / Application closes: October 2, 2017

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Join us at The Portland Public Library's Annual Book Sale

PPS Educators are invited to shop the Portland Public Library's Annual Book Sale - and choose 10 FREE books! The sale will be held on June 15-16-17 at the Maine Girls Academy, 631 Stevens Avenue. So many thanks to PPL for their generosity!

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Maine Audubon Grants for Teachers - 2017 Pilot Program

The Maine Audubon Grants for Teachers Program offers funding to Portland Public Schools teachers who seek to engage students with Maine Audubon programming during the 2017-18 school year. Application Deadline: June 9, 2017

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PEF Summer Innovation Grants for Teachers

Thank you to the many PPS teachers who responded to the PEF Summer Innovation Grants for Teachers Pilot Program. Summer 2017 grants were awarded to:

CC Robinson and colleagues at Casco Bay High School,
Suzanne Corrado and colleagues at Longfellow School and
Shoshanna Hoose and colleagues at Portland Adult Ed..

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2017 Spring for Teachers Event a great success!

Thank you to so many public education supporters who attended the May 8th Spring for Teachers Event at Bunker Brewing! Over 100 people gathered to support, and learn more about the PEF Teacher Grants Program. Nearly $12,000 was raised in support of 2017 PEF Teacher Grants through sales of admission and raffle tickets, and corporate sponsors. Congratulations to Sarah & Mark Fortin who won two kayaks from L.L. Bean!

2016 PEF Teacher Grants Program

The PEF Teacher Grants Program supports a wide range of innovative school and classroom-based efforts to enhance learning experiences, and to recognize and reward the hard work of Portland’s talented and dedicated teachers, who work tirelessly to engage and inspire students. 2016 marks eight years of PEF investing directly at the point of teaching and learning. Funds disbursed in 2015 represent a 29% increase over the previous year. Grant applications were received from teachers in every school, representing all grade levels, K-12.  47 grant proposals were awarded totaling $33,000. Thank you to our many generous donors who make this program possible!

PEF Mission, Vision and Goals

Portland Education Foundation’s mission is to raise philanthropic support to enhance educational opportunities for present and future students in Portland’s public schools.

PEF’s vision is to strengthen schools through community investment.

PEF’s Goals are Educational Enrichment, Classroom Innovation & Community Engagement.

CC-P Ad Hoc Committee

The Culture Club-Portland Ad Hoc Committee signals the District’s recognition of, commitment to, and belief in the importance of retaining and expanding the Culture Club-Portland – Public Schools collaborative and the continued and enhanced educational opportunities provided therein. The Ad Hoc Committee will be asked to read and review three annual external program evaluations conducted by USM staff, study factors and conditions presented, and make specific recommendations that seek to a) strengthen coordination between PPS and the Culture Club-Portland consortium, b) maximize participation at all grade levels, and c) help secure the longstanding sustainability of the Culture Club-Portland – Public Schools collaborative.

PEF Mission:

Portland Education Foundation’s mission is to raise philanthropic support to enhance educational opportunities for present and future students in Portland’s public schools.

PEF Vision:

Strengthening schools through community support.

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