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More Maine parents opt to send children to private school amid pandemic
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Aug 4, 6:22 AM: Maine’s private schools said they are seeing an increase in enrollment amid the coronavirus pandemic. Most have announced a return to in-person learning in the fall.
Opinion: Education savings accounts can give Maine families more flexibility as school year nears
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Jul 13, 7:09 AM: Each year, the state allocates funding for every Maine student receiving a K-12 education, which goes directly to school districts. With an ESA, however, the money follows the student.
Commentary: Pandemic offers rare chance to remake education
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Jul 13, 6:38 AM: Anyone who has spent a career in public education knows how incredibly hard it is to enact change or nurture reform. Maine educational history over the last 30 years offers a number of examples of well-intended initiatives that went >
Families challenging Maine ban on state aid for religious schools see opening with high court ruling
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Jul 1, 7:35 AM: Three families who have challenged a Maine law banning the use of tax dollars to pay religious school tuition see an opening in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Tuesday decision that makes it easier for religious schools to receive public >
Palermo student salutatorian for statewide online school’s graduation
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Jun 16, 5:57 AM: Maine Connections Academy, a tuition-free, online charter school for grades 7-12, hosted its commencement ceremony online June 4 to honor 77 students in its sixth class of graduating seniors. Lindsey Childs of Palermo was class >
Portland charter school grapples with cuts in anticipation of state revenue losses
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Jun 3, 7:19 AM: The cuts are being driven by a Maine Charter School Commission recommendation that charter schools reduce their budgets in anticipation of state funding shortfalls in 2020-2021 – though whether funding will be reduced, and by how >
Maine’s community colleges offer high school grads free online courses this summer
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May 19, 7:20 AM: Students interested in getting a head start on their college career will be eligible to choose from online college-level classes in English, math, science, languages, psychology, history, digital photography, creative writing and >
All Maine students will have access to internet as remote learning continues
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May 18, 7:15 AM: While Maine schools remain closed to face-to-face classroom instruction, the state's Department of Education announced Friday that WiFi access and electronic devices will now be made available to all students.
The coronavirus has upended school for most Maine kids, but not these students
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May 11, 6:46 AM: As most Maine high schoolers are settling into a largely unfamiliar remote learning routine this spring, junior Lance Kelley’s school day has not changed since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Which students are still in school? Engagement with remote learning varies in Maine
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Apr 21, 7:21 AM: Even in districts that report high rates of attendance, it can be a challenge for educators and staff to connect with the most vulnerable students.
Maine Virtual Academy staff lends helpful advice for learning at home
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Apr 16, 7:12 AM: Remote learning isn't new to everyone. While many are learning at home for the first time students enrolled in one of the state's online schools aren't really seeing much change.
Maine says schools should plan to keep classrooms closed for rest of academic year
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Apr 8, 8:25 AM: Maine’s commissioner of education is recommending that schools across the state plan to continue to replace in-person classroom and group instruction with remote and distance learning programs for the remainder of the 2019-20 school >
Students enter ‘uncharted territory’ of learning at home
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Mar 18, 6:08 AM: With the coronavirus forcing most schools in Maine to close, educators have been scrambling to come up with plans for home-based classwork.
Maine parents, teachers prepare for first-ever shift to virtual classrooms
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Mar 16, 7:28 AM: A global pandemic is about to force Maine’s K-12 schools to attempt something they’ve been reluctant to try since the World Wide Web became publicly available nearly three decades ago: a full transition to remote >
Lawmakers consider exempting online pupils from vaccine law
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Mar 10, 5:53 AM: The new law eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions for childhood vaccines starting in September 2021. But the education committee on Monday took up a proposal to exempt students enrolled in online charter schools from the >
Letter: School choice students are part of the heart and soul of a great school system
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Mar 9, 5:24 AM: Beyond the financial review, I would be remiss if I did not emphasize the more important value to our educational system and to our community of welcoming choice students to our schools.
A Bangor program that lets high school students get college credit has spread across Maine
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Mar 5, 8:31 AM: A program that started at Hermon High School nearly a decade ago that allows students to get a jump on college credits while also learning the technical skills they’ll need in a career — whether in health care, cooking, business, >
New bills propose $64 million for Maine's career and technical education
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Feb 7, 8:12 AM: Two new bills were introduced Thursday which, along with a third bill carried over from last session, could provide $64 million for Maine's 27 CTE centers.
Opinion: Public school options are critical for Maine children
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Jan 27, 6:28 AM: Representatives in Augusta should abandon their partisan attacks on new public charter schools and create a policy environment that supports all public school options. Every single Maine child deserves a choice, if they need one, to >
Employees of Maine charter school vote against unionizing
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Jan 24, 7:40 AM: Staff at Maine Connections Academy voted 10-9 against joining the state teacher's union, reversing the results of a previous election that resulted in a federal labor board dispute.

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