2017 Portland Public Library Annual Book Sale

What: Portland Public Schools Educators are invited to shop the 2017 Portland Public Library Annual Book Sale and choose up to TEN BOOKS FREE for a classroom or school library. Please bring employee identification with you to the sale. When: June 15-17 (Thursday through Saturday) Thursday 5pm-8pm (there is no charge to attend the Thursday […]

Arts for All – Old Port Magazine (March 2017)

Culture Club engages students in Portland Public Schools Standing in the center of a noisy fifth-grade classroom at Lyseth Elementary School in Portland, Hannah Cordes gets the students’ attention by placing her thumb on her forehead and wiggling her fingers while she says, “Wapoosh!” The children repeat the goofy gesture—the “Silent Unicorn”—and settle into a seated circle […]

Summer is coming…. Here’s your chance to win two L.L. Bean Kayaks- plus two PFD’s!

L.L. Bean has generously donated a set of two kayaks and two pfd’s that will go home with one lucky winner!  Raffle Tickets are $20 each, and there is no limit to the number of tickets you can purchase.  The winner will be chose at random on Monday, May 8th at the Portland Education Foundation Spring […]

Anonymous donor gives additional $450,000 for arts program in Portland schools

An anonymous donor is giving $450,000 to provide three more years of arts funding to the Portland School District, bringing his total contributions to more than $1 million in seven years. Read full article

An anonymous donor paid for every Portland student to attend the symphony. Here’s what the children said

The headline above is a bit misleading. The anonymous donor actually agreed to pay for every Portland Public Schools student to attend the Portland Museum of Art and performances by Portland Stage and Portland Ovations, in addition to the Portland Symphony Orchestra. But the headline is pretty long as it is, so we just used […]