District Spotlight

Public Comment Invited
On ESEA Application

The Portland Public Schools (PPS) accepts funding through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. As part of ESEA, PPS is required to provide opportunity for public comment on the ESEA consolidated application and consider that comment prior to submission of the application, which details how PPS plans to use the funding. The public is invited to review a summary of the draft application, including all priorities and goals established by the ESEA Application Team, and provide comm
ents and feedback through July 12. The summary and feedback form can be accessed here.









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Maine’s largest school system has 10 elementary schools, three middle schools and four high schools serving approximately 7,000 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 and more than 4,400 adult learners.  

The district takes full advantage of its location in a vibrant city with a thriving arts life. Schools draw on the resources offered by museums, theaters, local businesses and the city’s colleges and universities. 

Portland has a highly trained teaching staff. Many teachers hold advanced degrees. All of the district's teachers continue their education by pursuing professional development activities on a regular basis.

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