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Recent News Coverage

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

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

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