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Educate Maine releases 2020 ‘Education Indicators for Maine’ report
Nov 24, 8:50 AM: Educate Maine released its eighth “Education Indicators for Maine” report Thursday, Nov. 18. The annual report is an in-depth examination of Maine’s education system following the path of Maine students from early >
Families optimistic Supreme Court will overturn Maine’s ban on religious school funding
Nov 19, 6:30 AM: A lawyer for three Maine families challenging the state’s ban on public funding for religious schools sees the addition of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court as a reason for optimism after judges in two lower >
Biden advisor notes incoming administration’s plan to neuter charter schools
Nov 17, 8:31 AM: Last year, the Maine Legislature and Governor Janet Mills enacted a pair of bills curtailing the growth of the state’s public charter schools. Sponsored by Portland Rep. Mike Brennan, these changes to Maine law will >
Students welcome, thrive at new charter school in Unity
Nov 9, 6:45 AM: The Ecology Learning Center, in its first year, emphasizes sustainability and hands-on, environmentally based, outdoor learning.
Federal court upholds Maine law barring public funding for religious high schools
Oct 30, 5:13 AM: The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston upheld a Maine law Thursday that excludes religious schools from a publicly funded high school tuition program.
School districts face challenges with rollout of remote-only classes
Sep 22, 5:11 AM: While in-person learning in many schools has been underway for at least a week, some remote-only options have been slower to start as districts work through technical problems, staffing challenges and access to devices. >
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. >



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