District Spotlight

District Invites the Public To Comment
on 'No Child Left Behind' Application

The Portland Public Schools (PPS) accepts funding through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, amended as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. As part of NCLB, PPS is required to provide opportunity for public comment on the NCLB 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 proposal for Title I, II and III funding for the 2015-16 school year and provide comments and feedback through July 31. To learn more and comment, click 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 about 4,700 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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