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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.
Maine Ban on Religious-School Funding May Survive Appeal
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Jan 9, 8:59 AM: Families challenging a Maine law that denies public funding for religious schools faced a highly skeptical audience today at the First Circuit.
Maine virtual charter school’s vote for union is in limbo after challenge before labor board
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Jan 6, 7:53 AM: The National Labor Relations Board will determine later this month if the 9-7 vote among staff members at Maine Connections Academy to join the Maine Education Association is valid.
Opinion: Building on education successes to serve students and our future workforce
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Dec 27, 8:23 AM: Educate Maine is a group of cross-sector and geographically diverse Maine business leaders who champion career readiness by supporting Mainers in their educational attainment quests, and seek to enable all students to succeed in >
Maine online charter school gets 5-year renewal, with conditions
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Nov 13, 7:16 AM: The Maine Charter School Commission voted 6-1 Tuesday to renew the charter for Augusta-based Maine Virtual Academy for five years subject to conditions aimed at improving the school’s performance and organization.
Briefs submitted in Maine school choice lawsuit By Jacob Posik
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Nov 13, 5:57 AM: The Maine Heritage Policy Center and EdChoice recently filed an amicus brief in Carson et al v. Makin, a case before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit that challenges the sectarian exclusion within Maine’s >
Maine public schools, groups weigh in on lawsuit over religious school tuition
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Nov 7, 6:01 AM: Civil liberties groups, religious organizations and public school groups have filed friend-of-the-court briefs that support a decades-old state law that bars tuition reimbursement for attending religious schools.
Maine’s community colleges see enrollment grow for the first time in 5 years
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Oct 31, 7:02 AM: Maine’s community colleges have seen their enrollment grow this fall, marking the first increase in the number of students at the state’s two-year colleges since 2014.
Column: Education innovation answer to worker shortage and employment disruptions
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Oct 21, 8:44 AM: Maine employers are struggling to find workers, a situation exacerbated by the aging-out of its baby boomers and a state unemployment rate substantially below the national average.
Rural kids offered shot at free tuition
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Oct 11, 7:05 AM: The Maine Seacoast Mission recently announced the establishment of the Davis Maine Scholarship, a full, four-year scholarship for rural, first-generation college students from Washington and eastern Hancock counties.
Another View: Editorial unfair to charter schools
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Sep 27, 5:25 AM: Your editorial on Aug. 20 (“Virtual charter schools didn’t live up to the hype”) starts with a fallacy: No one ever said charter schools were going to “fix” what was wrong with public education. No one ever sold school choice as an >
School choice discussion begins in wake of enrollment shift in Portland
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Sep 25, 5:50 AM: Academics and personal preference were the top factors parents and incoming high school freshmen used this year to decide which Portland high school to attend, according to results of a survey spurred by a shift in enrollment at two >
Letter: Lifelong learning helps Maine workforce
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Sep 12, 8:13 AM: Thank you for publishing a recent article about how apprenticeship programs are growing in popularity and helping Maine employers prepare our future workforce (“Employers flock to 80-year-old apprenticeship program amid workforce >
Charter school in Unity will take final spot allowed under state law
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Sep 11, 5:02 AM: A Waldo County charter high school with an emphasis on serving rural students will be the last charter school to open under the state’s current 10-school limit on charters.
Letter: Well-run charter schools give Maine families more options
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Sep 5, 6:30 AM: Your Aug. 20 editorial, “Our View: Virtual charter schools didn’t live up to the hype,” is misinformed and misguided. When introducing public charter school options, Maine took advantage of the experience and mistakes made in other >
Letter: Well-run charter schools give Maine families more options
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Sep 3, 7:31 AM: Your Aug. 20 editorial, “Our View: Virtual charter schools didn’t live up to the hype,” is misinformed and misguided. When introducing public charter school options, Maine took advantage of the experience and mistakes made in other >
Failing to thrive?
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Aug 23, 7:07 AM: Lackluster test scores and ugly absenteeism numbers have lawmakers taking a critical look at Maine charter schools without asking schools why.
Future of Topsham-based charter school hinges on whether Maine still has an opening next year
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Aug 21, 7:31 AM: The future of a proposed charter school in Topsham depends on whether the state’s final charter school slot is still open next year.

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