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Saco Senator launches civics education initiative
Sep 17, 8:26 AM: The Maine Democracy Project is a non-partisan, nonprofit committed to empowering a new generation of voters, advocates, and leaders through civics education, voter registration, and electoral engagement efforts, according >
New School Supplies in Maine: Downed Trees, Clipboards, Buckets and Tents
Sep 16, 8:14 AM: Mindful of lower virus transmission rates outside, educators are working to get students outdoors as much as possible.
Maine’s two virtual charter schools see increased enrollment, but longer wait lists, during pandemic
Sep 14, 6:22 AM: The novel coronavirus changed secondary education across the nation in mid-March when schools closed, and students and teachers suddenly transitioned to online learning.
Maine Virtual Academy helps other schools adapt to online learning
Sep 9, 7:12 AM: Schools across the country are facing challenges as they incorporate virtual learning into their lesson plans, but for one school in Maine, they’ve got it down to a science.
Augusta-based charter school marks five years of virtual-only learning
Sep 8, 6:23 AM: Maine Virtual Academy has a model that works for its students, and other public schools now utilizing remote learning can find answers in that model.
Letter: Charter‌ ‌schools‌ ‌in‌ ‌Maine‌ ‌ ‌
Aug 31, 5:35 AM: Maine’s charter school options are authorized and monitored by the independent and professional Charter School Commission. They are student-centered and family-friendly, they hire inspiring teachers, and are committed to >
More Maine parents opt to send children to private school amid pandemic
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
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
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 >
Families challenging Maine ban on state aid for religious schools see opening with high court ruling
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 >
Palermo student salutatorian for statewide online school’s graduation
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 >
Portland charter school grapples with cuts in anticipation of state revenue losses
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 >
Maine’s community colleges offer high school grads free online courses this summer
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 >
All Maine students will have access to internet as remote learning continues
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
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
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
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
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 >
Students enter ‘uncharted territory’ of learning at home
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
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 >



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