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Recent News Coverage

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Here is a sampling of recent news stories about the Portland Public Schools:

Kids wear orange for Unity Day to prevent bullying. News Center Maine, Channel 6, Oct. 23, 2019

Portland officials get creative to solve bus driver shortage. News Center Maine, Channel 6, Oct. 22, 2019

Got a good story? These kids want to help tell it. Portland Press Herald, Oct. 20, 2019 

Rising to the challenge. John T. Gorman Foundation News, Oct. 18, 2019

Award honors Portland high school math teacher as Maine’s best. Portland Press Herald, Oct. 16, 2019

Local figure skaters aim for regionals and beyond. Portland Press Herald, Oct. 14, 2019

Maine Celebrates Its First Indigenous Peoples Day. Maine Public, Oct. 14, 2019

Portland schools look to large-scale solar providers for energy. The Forecaster, Oct. 14, 2019

Police officer shares his talent creating portraits for immigrant and minority students. WCSH-TV, Channel 6, News Center Maine, Oct. 3, 2019

Communication cards help Longfellow students start a conversation. The Forecaster, Sept. 16, 2019. 

Rubbery square pizza is out and vegan lunches are in at Portland elementary schools. The Bangor Daily News, Sept. 10, 2019

Portland students take pride in new program. The  Forecaster, Sept. 9, 2019.

Portland school libraries celebrate inclusiveness. WMTW-TV Channel 8, Sept. 3, 2019

Deering High athlete takes on a new challenge; now she’s a linebacker. Portland Press Herald, Aug. 30, 2019

Portland bus drivers bowl for free as part of team-building event. WMTW-TV Channel 8, Aug. 29, 2019

Portland schools benefit from Maine Audubon grants. The Forecaster, Aug. 27, 2019

Portland elementary schools to add vegan hot lunch options. WCSH-TV, Channel 6, Aug. 26, 2019

Portland school board approves solar energy project. The Portland Press Herald, Aug. 21, 2019

Portland schools hire first pre-kindergarten director. The Forecaster, Aug. 5, 2019

Portland immigrant hopes to break barriers in bike ride from Madawaska to Kittery. Portland Press Herald, Aug 1, 2019

Portland’s Kapongo adapting fast to football, academics. Portland Press Herald, July 23, 2019

Portland schools strive to give homeless students stability. The Forecaster, July 30, 2019

Public schools critical part of transition for children seeking asylum in Maine. WMTW-TV, Channel 8, July 18, 2019

Asylum-seeking students enroll in Portland summer school. WMTW-Channel 8, July 9, 2019

Portland adult ed grad: Program let him shine. The Forecaster, July 1, 2019

NYC teacher finishes first year in one-room schoolhouse on Cliff Island. Portland Press Herald, June 30, 2019

Portland youth learn to be strummers for the summer. The Forecaster, June 24, 2019

Rain, runoff no obstacle for Portland 4th graders. The Forecaster, June 18, 2019

Three Maine students dazzle judges with mobile apps. Portland Press Herald, June 15, 2019

Class of 2019: Portland High School grad finds herself, and her life path. The Forecaster, June 3, 2019

Portland High School Students Present About Their Internships. MDOE News, May 22, 2019

Portland Students rally for solar panels in schools. WGME-TV, Channel 13, May 3, 2019

Portland parent interpreters provide lifeline between schools, new Mainers. The Forecaster, April 23, 2019.

Portland human rights class takes deep dive on immigration. The Forecaster, April 8, 2019.

Portland edition Winter Coaches of the Year. The Forecaster, April 5, 2019

Portland school finds new math tools add to scores, student interest. The Forecaster, April 2, 2019

Portland students win Maine model wind turbine competition. The Forecaster, March 26, 2019

This city is short of teachers. It’s tapping immigrants to help. The Christian Science Monitor, March 12, 2019

Celebrating women & girls in science with King Middle School. Maine Audubon, Feb. 12, 2019

Now they're cooking: Club teaches Portland middle-schoolers about nutrition. The Forecaster, Feb. 5, 2019. 

Portland kindergarten students go on virtual missions all around the world. WGME,Channel 13, Jan. 23, 2019

Deering Rams Senior making quite a splash! WGME,Channel 13, Jan. 23, 2019 

Portland school workshop urges parents to open up about race. The Forecaster, Jan. 22, 2019

Closet organizers at Portland school help students embrace winter. The Forecaster, Jan. 21, 2019. 

Portland students create, promote winter recreation app. The Forecaster, Jan. 15, 2019 

They were on fire: Portland students light up Mills inauguration. The Forecaster, Jan. 7, 2019 

Take a gander at Portland’s new cooperative Nordic teams. Portland Press Herald, Dec. 25, 2018. 

What if personalized learning was less about me and more about us? The Hechinger Report, Dec. 23, 2018

Portland program hopes to place foreign-trained teachers in classrooms. The Forecaster, Dec. 10, 2018

Jazz band at Portland High School plays simply for the fun of it. The Forecaster, Dec. 3, 2018

Biases In Exams May Keep Qualified Applicants – Especially Immigrants – From Becoming Teachers. Maine Public radio, Nov. 30, 2018

Portland schools to include Wabanaki studies. The Forecaster, Nov. 27, 2018

Bilingual proficiency among young people is worth recognizing. Portland Press Herald, Nov. 1, 2018 

Mural to help Portland middle school celebrate its message. The Forecaster, Oct. 30, 2018

Portland school breaks classroom walls with outdoor learning space. The Forecaster, Oct. 29, 2018

Immigrant students at Deering explore careers in health sciences. The Forecaster, Oct. 24, 2018

An Atlas of Thinking: Mapping by Middle School Students. National Geographic website, Oct. 11, 2018

Rewriting the script: Portland school brings cursive back into the classroom. The Forecaster, Oct. 2, 2018

Awards pile up for teacher at Portland's Casco Bay High School. The Forecaster, Sept. 25, 2018. 

Portland tech school to launch cybersecurity curriculum. The Forecaster, Sept. 18, 2018

Superintendent’s Notebook: Don’t stop believin’ (in student potential). The Forecaster, Sept. 17, 2018. 

Donation stacks up for Portland school library. The Forecaster, Sept. 11, 2018

Portland students head back to school, WGME Channel 13, Sept. 4, 2018

Portland gets ready to open new Rowe Elementary School, The Forecaster, Aug. 15, 2018

Young Immigrants Get An Introduction To The Ukulele — And To The American Classroom. Maine Public radio, July 31, 2018

Maine Voices: When assimilating into new culture, keep an open and inquisitive mind. Portland Press Herald, July 30, 2018

Strummers in the city: Ukulele program gives Portland immigrant students a head start. The Forecaster, July 30, 2018.

Portland teens learn about leadership, community service. The Forecaster, July 24, 2018

Portland school sending 'masters of public speaking' to national tourney. The Forecaster, April 25, 2018

Portland schools to try online kindergarten registration. The Forecaster, Feb. 13, 2018

Maine's technical high schools prepare students for work, lifelong learning. The Forecaster, Feb. 6, 2018. 

From graduation to the workforce, PATHS students are ready to work. WCSH-TV, Channel 6 “207” program, Feb. 2, 2018

High school experience in a Senator's office. WCSH, Channel 6, “207” program, Jan. 30, 2018

Portland schools 'committed' to fee-free extracurricular programs. The Forecaster, Jan. 9, 2018

Portland residents encouraged to enroll in Parent University. The Forecaster, Jan. 8, 2018

All together, Casco Bay High School seniors march toward their future. Portland Press Herald, Dec. 16, 2017

It takes a family: Lessons from Portland’s work to better involve parents in schools. Bangor Daily News, Dec. 15, 2017

How A Portland School Is Getting More Minority Students Enrolled In AP Classes. Maine Public, Nov. 29, 2017

School Board chairwoman: Schools impact 1 in 6 Portland residents. The Forecaster, Nov. 21, 2017

It all adds up for ‘inspiring’ Portland math teacher. The Forecaster, Nov. 20, 2017

Board chairwoman says Portland schools working to close academic gap. Portland Press Herald, Nov. 20, 2017

Portland students show off, learn at annual STEM Fair. The Forecaster, Nov. 7, 2017

'The power of words': Portland students share love of poetry. The Forecaster, Oct. 31, 2017

Making a Difference: Lyseth Elementary 5th graders lead anti-bullying project. WGME Channel 13, Oct. 24, 2017

Students pursue women's rights through Portland High School club. The Forecaster, Oct. 2, 2017

Portland schools to introduce new goals, logo. The Forecaster, Sept. 27, 2017

Potato harvest provides Portland students with hands-on learning. The Forecaster, Sept. 26, 2017

Elementary students harvest their own potatoes.
WGME-Channel 13, Sept. 25, 2017

Mindfulness creates harmony at Lincoln Middle School. The Forecaster, Sept. 19, 2017

Deering chosen as one of most beautiful high schools. The Forecaster, Sept. 19, 2017

Deering named Maine’s most beautiful high school. Portland Press Herald, Sept. 16, 2017 

Peaks Island Teachers Jump in to Celebrate Opening of School Year. Munjoy Hill News, Sept. 8, 2017 

Portland school taps into healthy hydration with help of water district. The Forecaster, Sept. 5, 2017
Portland school custodian gets the job done, water or not. The Forecaster, Sept. 5, 2017

Portland students head back to school. WGME Channel 13, Aug. 30, 2017 

Top teacher leaves Cape Elizabeth for Portland. The Forecaster, Aug. 22, 2017

Portland Public Schools works to diversify its teaching staff. WCSH, Channel 6, Aug. 15, 2017

Portland High School gives out diplomas to 7 sets of siblings. Portland Press Herald, June 8, 2017

Class of 2017: Persian sisters grateful for support at Portland High School. The Forecaster, June 5, 2017

Casco Bay High School's Samira Ahmed is a PPH "Class of 2017 graduate to watch!" Portland Press Herald, June 5, 2017

Cumberland County Teacher of the Year thinks outside the box. Portland Press Herald, May 28, 2017

Deering hosts basketball game for wheelchair-bound athletes. WGME, Channel 13, May 24, 2017

Portland schools launch initiative to increase staff diversity. The Forecaster, May 23, 2017

Deering High may be first U.S. school to offer athletic hijabs. Portland Press Herald, May 21, 2017

Deering High senior makes a very public musical ‘promposal.’ Portland Press Herald. May 12, 2017 
Maine students visit to bust blight in Detroit. Fox2Detroit News, April 11, 2017

Portland 5th-grader honored for making a difference. The Forecaster, April 10, 2017 

Deering student wins Scholar-Athlete Award. The Forecaster, April 8, 2017

Maine bill says home economics classes should be mandatory. Portland Press Herald, April 6, 2017 

Portland High School grad reaches for the stars. The Forecaster, April 3, 2017

Portland school partnership believes rock ‘n’ roll is good for the soul. The Forecaster, March 28, 2017

 Portland school boasts Maine's top foreign-language teacher. The Forecaster, March 20, 2017

To Help Immigrants Succeed, Parents Work With Schools To Overcome Language Barrier.  Maine Public, March 16, 2017

Foreign Language Association of Maine names 2017 Teacher of the Year.  Bangor Daily News, March 13, 2017

Casco Bay High School teacher inspired by Ellen DeGeneres appears on her show. Portland Press Herald, Feb. 17, 2017

Inspiring America: How a Deaf High School Mascot Moves the Crowd to His Beat. NBC Nightly News, Feb. 15, 2017

‘Everyone Is Welcome Here.' The New York Times, Feb. 1, 2017

Portland School Board unanimously approves elementary schools bond. The Forecaster, Feb. 1, 2017.

First deaf mascot at Portland High. Bangor Daily News, Jan. 30, 2017

Mascot makes the crowds cheer — though he can’t hear them. The Boston Globe, Jan. 28, 2017

Peaks Island students to create healthy lunch for Portland schools. The Forecaster, Jan. 17, 2017

PPS students among Gaziano lineman award finalists. Portland Press Herald, Jan. 13, 2017

17-year-old finds passion for birthwork while becoming a doula. Bangor Daily News, January 14, 2017

Inspiring Educator: Bruce Lane. WCSH-Channel 6, Jan. 10, 2017
Amid Demographic Shift, Portland School System Hosts Classes on Race for Teachers. Maine Public Radio, Jan. 5, 2017.

School district leaders 'very happy' with Botana so far. The Forecaster, Jan. 3, 2017

'Dedicated, caring' Portland assistant principal receives statewide honor. The Forecaster, Dec. 6, 2016

Mainers to be thankful for: DHS sophomore Morgan Beals is one. Portland Press Herald, Nov. 24, 2016

Foster grandparents and senior companions making a difference. WCSH-TV, Channel 6, Oct. 19, 2016

The state’s school gardens survive the drought.
Maine Sunday Telegram, Oct. 9, 2016

Crossing guard couple keeps kids safe, one block apart. WGME-TV, Channel 13, Oct. 5, 2016

Just in case, Portland emphasizes school attendance. The Forecaster, Sept. 20, 2016

Portland Public Schools hosts multilingual fair. WCSH-TV, Channel 6, Sept. 17, 2016

Portland teacher makes Muslim students ‘feel super comfortable.' MPBN, Aug. 15, 2016

Portland schools aim to stem immigrants' 'summer slide'. The Forecaster, July 18, 2016

Casco Bay High students cast off for summer with cardboard boat races. Portland Press Herald, June 17, 2016.

Incoming Portland superintendent tours schools ahead of July 1 start. Portland Press Herald, June 16, 2016

Casco Bay High School's Henry Jones among Maine Sunday Telegram's "graduates to watch in the class of 2016.” Maine Sunday Telegram, June 11, 2016.

Portland High School's Maryam Abdullah among Maine Sunday Telegram's "graduates to watch in the class of 2016.” Maine Sunday Telegram, June 11, 2016.

Portland’s Casco Bay High School graduates a class of 82. Portland Press Herald, June 9, 2016.

Deering High graduates urged to ‘ask questions and take risks.’ Portland Press Herald, June 9, 2016.

Portland High graduates 191 at commencement that reflects diversity. Portland Press Herald, June 8, 2016.

Video: Portland Spanish Immersion First-Graders Learn Muy Rapido. MBPN, June 8, 2016

Graduating PHS senior Brianna Guptill named the 2016 Local Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Club Portland branch. Portland Press Herald, May 30, 2016

Casco Bay grad reaches out to help others. The Forecaster, May 24, 2016.

Portland high schools expanding Chinese language classes. Portland Press Herald, May 20, 2016.

At Deering High School, the band plays on with a revived cookbook. Portland Press Herald, May 18, 2016.

Learning beyond the classroom at King Middle School's makerspace. Mainebiz, May 16, 2016.

Grammy Foundation awards Portland High School $5,500 music grant to fund steel drum band. Portland Press Herald, May 10, 2016.

Portland students get the scoop on food insecurity. The Forecaster, March 22, 2016.

Young boxing champs keep their eyes on the prize: A better life. Portland Press Herald, March 21, 2016

With ‘unified’ sports teams, everybody wins. Maine Sunday Telegram, March 20, 2016

To Learn About Waste, Peaks Island Schoolkids Lug Around One Week’s Worth of Garbage
. MPBN, March 18, 2016

At Riverton school and in community, AmeriCorps makes big difference. Portland Press Herald, March 10, 2016

Inspiring Educator: Eva Rodd. WCSH, Channel 6, March 8, 2016

Immigrants take accent-reduction class in Portland. Portland Press Herald, Feb. 29, 2016

Boys’ basketball: Portland wins Class AA title in double overtime. Maine Sunday Telegram, Feb. 27, 2016

A restless student, a retiring teacher and a lasting bond. Maine Sunday Telegram, Feb. 14, 2016

Deering wrestler is on the move because he has the moves. Portland Press Herald, Feb. 12, 2016

Portland Deering Unified basketball team helps break barriers. The Forecaster, Feb. 8, 2016

I'm Your Neighbor project helps welcome new students. WCSH, Channel 6, Jan. 29, 2016

Portland schools move to strengthen student interest in arts. The Forecaster, Jan. 26, 2016

Portland Elementary School Offers Morning Activities — Before Classes Start. MBPN, Jan. 25, 2016

Portland High’s Esposito wins Fitzpatrick Trophy. Portland Press Herald, Jan. 25, 2016

Immigrants key "to what Maine needs to solve its demographic challenges." Mainebiz, Jan. 25, 2016

Portland students ‘rise to the occasion’ against invasive species. The Forecaster, Jan. 19, 2016

Students attend Yarmouth songwriting workshop. WCSH, Channel 6, Jan. 18, 2016.

Classmates help immigrant students learn to swim. WGME, Channel 13, Jan. 12, 2016

Portland High School featured on Weather At Your School. WMTW, Channel 8, Dec. 22, 2015

Civil rights teams imparting knowledge, skill to Maine students. Portland Press Herald, Dec. 21, 2015

Peaks Island school to join expeditionary movement. The Forecaster, Dec.15, 2015

Elementary school celebrates foster grannies. WCSH, Channel 6, Dec. 15, 2015

Portland Middle Schoolers Demand Climate Action. MPBN, Dec. 4, 2015

King Middle School students march for climate awareness. WCSH, Channel 6, Dec. 4, 2015

About 400 Portland middle school students call for action on climate change. Portland Press Herald, Dec. 4, 2015

Portland after-school writing program honored by Michelle Obama as one of nation’s best. Portland Press Herald, Nov. 17, 2015

Portland beats Windham, earns Class A North title. Portland Press Herald, Nov. 13, 2015

Student hunger is foe of Portland's new school food service director. The Forecaster, Nov. 10, 2015

Portland mayoral candidate forum held at Lyman Moore. WGME, Channel 13, Oct. 22, 2015

Lyseth school students take stand against bullying. WCSH, Channel 6, Oct. 21, 2015

Maine high schoolers flock to early college programs. Portland Press Herald, Oct. 19, 2015

Leg Work: A school ‘bus’ where the students walk to school. Maine Sunday Telegram, Oct. 4. 2015

Portland middle school students build submersibles to help Maine fight invasive species. Maine Sunday Telegram, Oct. 4, 2015

Portland elementary school embraces worms, weeding and watersheds. Maine Sunday Telegram, Oct. 4, 2015

Portland students join the fight against invasive aquatic species. The Forecaster, Sept. 21, 2015

Portland School Board member up for $100K prize. The Forecaster, Sept. 15, 2015

Portland holds on to win thrilling "Shelly's Game" fundraiser at Deering. The Forecaster, Sept. 14, 2015

Portland teacher receives conservation award. The Forecaster, Sept. 11, 2015.

Metro roll-out for high schoolers a learning experience, staff says. Portland Press Herald, Sept. 9, 2015

Drive nets more than 1,000 books for Portland schools. The Forecaster, Sept. 7, 2015

Students in southern Maine head back to school. Portland Press Herald, Sept. 2, 2015

High school students test new Metro school bus route. WCHS, Channel 6, Aug. 26, 2015

Portland high school students take test ride on METRO bus. WGME, Channel 13, Aug. 26, 2015

Portland high school students to ride METRO buses. The Forecaster, Aug. 24, 2015.

Portland high school students to begin riding Metro system. Portland Press Herald, Aug. 19, 2015

Portland teacher ready to put sabbatical to good use. The Forecaster, Aug. 18, 2015

King Middle School principal to retire after 27 years. Portland Press Herald, July 21, 2015

Portland holds Bigger Than Ever Summer Success Picnic: Photos. Portland Press Herald, July 9, 2015

Free summer lunch program expanded in Portland. WCSH, Channel 6, July 9, 2015

Portland middle schoolers delve into the science of GMOs. Maine Sunday Telegram, June 14, 2015

Graduates to watch in the class of 2015. Maine Sunday Telegram, June 7, 2015

Deering produces diverse tennis team. WCSH, Channel 6, June 2, 2015

Saving you Money: Portland Adult Education. WGME, Channel 13, May 18, 2015.

Class of 2015: From Kenya to Portland's Casco Bay High School. The Forecaster, May 27, 2015.

Four students from Portland to experience life on a tall ship. Portland Press Herald. May 27, 2015

Portland volunteer recognized as Senior Corps Hero. Portland Press Herald, May 22, 2015.

Portland author published in The New Yorker teaches, inspires students to write. Bangor Daily News, March 23, 2015.

Portland School Board chair says district is 'getting better all the time'. Portland Press Herald, March 16, 2015.

Portland students get free, brand-new eyeglasses. WMTW, Channel 8, March 5, 2015.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard gets kids excited about math and science. WGME, Channel 13, March 3, 2015

Portland school’s handbell choir celebrates 30 years. Bangor Daily News, Feb. 14, 2015

Portland residents consider plan to replace Hall Elementary School. Portland Press Herald, Feb. 4, 2015

Portland's Deering High gets $45K from CIEE for study abroad scholarships. Portland Forecaster, Jan. 26, 2015

Casco Bay High students participate in College March. Portland Press Herald, Dec. 12, 2015

UMaine Law School seeks to close 'diversity gap', works with CBHS students. MPBN, Dec. 8, 2014

Portland schools-business partnership promotes STEM learning. Portland Forecaster, Nov. 10, 2014

Portland middle school students open food pantry for classmates. Bangor Daily News, Nov. 10, 2014

Company gift beefs up Portland school's science labs. Portland Forecaster, Oct. 14, 2014

Casco Bay High principal wins $100,000 leadership award. Portland Press Herald, Sept. 30, 2014

Portland's Deering High takes global perspective on hunger, poverty Portland Forecaster - August 20, 2014

Educators, employers must understand each other’s needs Maine Sunday Telegram - June 8, 2014

Volunteer teacher receives Real Heroes Award WCSH6 - May 5, 2014

Casco Bay High Students Confront Climate Change Challenge MPBN - April 22, 2014

Portland school board chairwoman lauds rising test scores, district stability in annual address Bangor Daily News - March 17, 2014

Deering High chorus practices for performance with Foreigner Portland Press Herald - February 11, 2014

Portland schools take local cuisine to a new level Portland Forecaster - January 28, 2014

March Celebrates Seniors Applying to College WGME - December 13, 2013

How can schools develop self-directed learners?  Kappan - October 2013

Casco Bay High School Students visit Aroostook County WAGM - September 16, 2013

Bridging Cultures: Portland High Students' Mural Captures Challenges MPBN - August 27, 2013

Portland summer meals program participation multiplies Portland Forecaster - July 31, 2013