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PAE Welcomes New Executive Director

PAE is excited to welcome Dr. Abbie Yamamoto to the role of Executive Director.

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$60k from BOA To Help PAE Students

The nonprofit Friends of Portland Adult Education has received $60K to enhance PAE’s workforce training programs and student career services.

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Board Gets New Members, Chair & Vice Chair

One new member, two returning members and five student representatives were sworn in at the Portland Board of Public Education’s Dec. 5 Inauguration ceremony. The Board also voted for Sarah Lentz to be the Board’s new chair for the coming year and for Abusana “Micky” Bondo to be vice chair.

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Lentz, Bondo New Board Leader Nominees

Current Board Chair Emily Figdor was informally tapped last month by fellow Board members to lead the Board again for a third time in the coming year. However, Figdor has now decided not to accept the demanding role again, and instead will support at-large Board member Sarah Lentz for the position and District 1 Board member Abusana "Micky" Bondo for vice chair when the Board votes for new leadership at its Dec. 5 Inauguration ceremony.

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PPS Network Outage Impacts Schools

Since late yesterday, a PPS network outage has affected Portland High School, King Middle School, East End and Reiche elementary schools and Portland Adult Education. We had expected to get the system back in place today, Thursday, Nov. 17, but we have not been able to make that happen. As a result, Portland High and King will learn remotely on Friday, Nov. 18, and there will be NO school in person or remote at East End and Reiche schools. PAE will hold classes as usual.

  • East End Community School
  • King Middle School
  • Portland Adult Education
  • Portland High School
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PPS Educators Win FPPS Teacher Grants!

The Foundation for Portland Public Schools (FPPS) has just completed its 14th annual teacher grants program cycle. Seventy-six teachers, ed techs, librarians, and others have been awarded grants totaling $59,261. These grants will benefit thousands of students – from preK through Portland Adult Education – in 15 schools across the Portland Public Schools (PPS).

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Vote on Board Seats, Budget Autonomy

Three seats are up for election to the Portland Board of Education on Nov. 8: two at-large seats and the District 3 seat. Only the District 3 seat is contested on the ballot. Portland voters will also vote on Question 5, which would allow the Board to set the bottom line of the school budget before sending to voters for a final say.

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Superintendent Search Committee Has 8th Rep

The Portland Board of Public Education on Oct. 18 approved another community representative to serve on the Superintendent Search Committee. The appointment of Lucy Shulman, a Portland resident who is an adjunct instructor at Portland Adult Education, brings the number of community representatives on the committee to eight. The Board approved the appointment of the seven other community representatives at its Oct. 11 meeting.

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$60k from BOA To Help PAE Students

The nonprofit Friends of Portland Adult Education has received $60,000 from Bank of America to enhance Portland Adult Education’s workforce training programs and student career services. The donation will expand employer partnerships and create tailored opportunities for Maine’s multilingual populations that will promote racial equity and strengthen Maine’s economy.

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Even in the time of COVID-19, nothing brings people together quite like a good book. This past semester, in virtual classrooms across the Portland area, the Maine Humanities Council and Portland Adult Education (PAE) teamed up to read and discuss the classic novel “Things Fall Apart” by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. As messy spring weather and the pandemic kept many inside, students, teachers, and discussion facilitators logged on to Zoom classrooms to share their thoughts on Achebe’s literary masterpiece.

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"I would recommend people who need to have a place in this country to go and learn at PAE. There are patient, amazing, and comprehensive teachers and staff."

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"The teachers are so committed and the students are so motivated to learn. It is an amazing environment for learning."

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"My fellow students are inspiring: no matter the obstacles they might have faced and are perhaps still encountering, they show up, do the work and they help each other."

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"PAE is a good place to learn. It's a structure that helps adult students not only to learn English well but is also a place that guides and helps them to receive a good education and professional training."

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