- LePage makes move to keep his pick in charge of education department
- Nov 22, 7:34 AM: Gov. Paul LePage is again bypassing the traditional legislative confirmation process in naming a new leader for the Department of Education.
- Panel urged to boost state funding for school districts with disadvantaged students
- > Nov 1, 5:54 AM: The education finance reform commission should consider increasing state funding for school districts with large numbers of disadvantaged students and getting money faster to schools that add pre-kindergarten programs,
- State’s last charter school slot to remain vacant as applicant withdraws
- Oct 21, 6:25 AM: A nonprofit that works with teens at risk of not making it through high school has withdrawn its application to fill the state’s last open charter school slot.
- Alternative school drops bid to be new charter school
- > Oct 20, 6:01 AM: The leaders of an alternative school for pregnant teens and high school dropouts say they are ending their efforts to become a public charter school in Maine next fall, according to a letter sent to the Maine Charter
- Maine's Virtual Charter Schools Begin to Smooth Out Some of the Bumps in Year Two
- > Oct 20, 5:59 AM: Across the state, about 800 middle and high school students wake up every morning, log on to their computers, and take all of their classes completely online. They’re enrolled in to Maine’s two virtual charter schools.
- Two Maine charter schools get strong support for renewal
- > Oct 19, 7:15 AM: Dozens of students, parents and other supporters of Maine’s first two charter schools urged state officials Tuesday to renew the charters of the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences in Hinckley and the Cornville Regional
- Lewiston decides not to pursue charter school
- Oct 18, 5:49 AM: Citing worries about lack of control, the Lewiston School Committee voted unanimously Monday night to reject considering a public charter school as a way to get an alternative school.
- Alternative school’s application still alive after Maine charter commission splits vote
An alternative school for pregnant teens and high school dropouts is one step closer to opening as a public charter school in Maine next fall, even though a state education review team recommended against it.>
Oct 5, 5:47 AM:
- Gov. Paul LePage wants to shift education funding to local districts
- > Oct 5, 5:26 AM: LePage has long lamented the number of superintendents in Maine and pointed to other states like Florida, a much more populous state that has far few superintendents, as examples of what Maine’s public school
- Maine at-risk youth agency applies to become state charter school
- Sep 2, 6:21 AM: A nonprofit that works with youth at risk of not making it through high school has applied to fill the last open charter school slot in the state.
- Maine’s virtual schools attracting more students
- > Sep 1, 5:45 AM: Maine Connections Academy, the state’s first virtual charter school, has swelled to 429 students to start the school’s third year. Based in South Portland, it serves students in seventh through 12th grade scattered in
- Three groups interested in last charter school slot in Maine
- Jun 17, 7:27 AM: Tuesday was the deadline to file a letter of intent with the Maine Charter School Commission for anyone interested in opening a charter school in Maine for the 2017-18 school year.
- Superintendent touts school choice
- > May 9, 5:25 AM: If a Bar Harbor family wants to send their children to Mount Desert Elementary School, it shouldn’t take an act of Congress – or even special permission from the superintendent of schools – for that to happen, according to
- Pryor takes reins at Portland charter school
Kelli Pryor, who was the founding board chairwoman of Baxter Academy, was named executive director last week. She succeeds Carl Stasio, who resigned in March to work more extensively on his accreditation work, according >
May 3, 5:42 AM:
- LePage leaves school reform group as Eves calls for sanctions
- > Apr 27, 5:36 AM: Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that he will withdraw the executive branch completely from participating in a commission aimed at reforming Maine’s public schools funding formula because he is “fed up” with media coverage of
- What LePage’s school reform group discussed in private
- > Apr 26, 5:13 AM: Gov. Paul LePage and his education chief want every student in Maine to reach grade-level proficiency in reading by third grade, according to an attendee of a new task force that met behind closed doors Monday morning at
- Schools partner to offer blended learning program
- > Apr 22, 7:38 AM: Blended learning is a research-proven strategy that combines traditional teaching methods with the delivery of content and material via digital and online media. The pace and application of the material is adjusted on a
- Arundel parents, Thornton Academy sue over school choice
- > Apr 13, 5:05 AM: Nearly two dozen Arundel parents and Thornton Academy have filed suit against RSU 21 over a policy change that requires Arundel middle school students to attend the Middle School of the Kennebunks starting in 2017.
- School choice dispute leads to lawsuit in York County
- > Apr 8, 5:04 AM: Thornton Academy in Saco and the parents of at least 12 students from Arundel have sued Regional School Unit 21, arguing that the Kennebunk-based district has illegally deprived Arundel students of their right to attend
- RSU 18, Snow Pond charter school negotiate agreement to share services
- Mar 8, 7:58 AM: School district officials in Oakland are negotiating a memorandum of understanding to provide transportation and food services for the nearby Sidney school slated to open in the fall.
Overall rating for
Best Performing Outlets
- Kennebec Journal - Online/ Associated Press 83%
- Portland Press Herald 72%
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Worst Performing Outlets
- Maine Sunday Telegram - Online 17%
- Kennebec Journal 33%