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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.
Letter: Maine Virtual Academy has improved since release of critical report
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Aug 19, 6:55 AM: Like every public school, there is room for improvement. Working collaboratively with our authorizer, the Maine Charter School Commission, our school has a plan to achieve goals at the school level and increase individual student >
Letter: Maine media outlets overlook K-12 education
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Aug 12, 7:07 AM: Yet look for an “education” tab at the Portland Press Herald online, and you find none there. The newsroom staff directory lists news, business, sports and feature reporters, but no education reporters despite education being a >
Unity charter school could be last approved under Maine’s 10-school limit
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Aug 7, 7:18 AM: Maine's Charter School Commission votes to advance an application for the Ecology Learning Center, a high school for Waldo County students operating on the Unity College campus.
Maine’s top court says Arundel students can attend Thornton Academy Middle School
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Jul 22, 6:46 AM: The Supreme Judicial Court's ruling means RSU 21 will have to pay tuition, including $500,000 it already owes, for Arundel students to attend the private school in Saco.
Two groups apply to fill last open spot for charter school in Maine
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Jul 2, 6:44 AM: The Maine Charter School Commission expects to make a decision this fall on applications from the Ecology Learning Center and Sheffwood Academy.
Maine keeps charter school cap at 10, as states weigh impact of expansions
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Jul 1, 7:19 AM: The legislation, along with another bill limiting the number of students who can enroll at the state's two virtual charter schools, is enacted without the governor's signature.
Fight over state funding for religious schools heads to federal appeals court
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Jun 28, 5:17 AM: A lawsuit over public funding for Maine religious schools is headed for a federal appeals court in Boston.
Federal judge upholds Maine law, bars state funding to pay for religious schools
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Jun 27, 8:27 AM: A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that state education money cannot pay for religious schools in communities without state-funded schools of their own. But the judge, in sidestepping the arguments at hand, admitted that the case >
Attorneys argue over Maine ban on public funding of religious schools
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Jun 25, 4:59 AM:
The lawsuit questions why districts can pay tuition to outside public and private schools, but are barred from paying public funding to religious schools.
 
Topsham group applying for state’s final charter school spot
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Jun 18, 6:31 AM: A proposed Topsham-area public charter school vying for the last open slot in the state would focus on arts and technology if its plan is approved by the Maine Charter School Commission.
Don’t cap Maine’s charter schools
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Jun 13, 5:39 AM: As we approach the ten-year anniversary of Maine’s historic public charter school system, there is much to celebrate about how the expansion of educational choice has benefited Maine’s families, students, and >
Maine Community College System president: Governor’s bond package needed to boost Maine economy
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Jun 12, 7:17 AM: Education and focused training are key to closing the workforce development gap.
Justice Department backs parents suing Maine over tuition for religious schools
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Jun 12, 5:07 AM: The U.S. Department of Justice has thrown its support behind a small group of Maine parents who have filed a federal lawsuit seeking reimbursement for their children’s religious school tuition.
Why some students and educators aren’t happy with how Maine dumped an online learning program
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May 8, 6:51 AM: The administration of Gov. Janet Mills recently said it will end a small program that provides free, universal access to online Advanced Placement classes particularly valuable for high school students who want to attend >

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