- Maine families celebrate School Choice Week virtually this year
- Jan 19, 6:17 AM: Maine families will be raising awareness about these choices at their virtual celebrations, which make up some of the more than 33,000 planned nationwide to spotlight K-12 education options.
- Winthrop Public Schools cap number of students able to participate in remote learning to 100
- Dec 28, 8:00 AM: With coronavirus relief funds not extending past Dec. 30, the district can't afford to hire new teachers.
- Commentary: To boldly go where education in Maine has not gone before
- Dec 23, 7:12 AM: High schoolers taking online early college classes from UMaine at Fort Kent will benefit from a collaboration that bridges education and emerging technologies.
- Remote learning is changing snow days for some Maine school districts
- Dec 17, 6:52 AM: Some school districts are considering remote learning days instead of traditional snow days as the pandemic makes learning from home more common and accessible.
- School officials report low student attendance, engagement
- Dec 15, 7:24 AM: The Maine Department of Engagement is hosting a forum this week with educators from across the state to discuss concerningly low student attendance and engagement.
- Maine schools see enrollment plummet as pandemic upends education
- > Dec 9, 7:56 AM: Maine’s public schools enrolled nearly 8,000 fewer students this fall than a year ago, as some parents have kept younger students home and others have turned to homeschooling and private schools during a school year
- Staffing shortages caused by COVID exposure forcing some Maine schools to go remote
- Dec 9, 7:26 AM: As more teachers and staff quarantine because of coronavirus exposure, school districts are struggling to find enough substitutes to keep buildings open for in-person learning.
- Heads of teachers’ unions ask for more time, flexibility in age of COVID
- > Nov 30, 6:53 AM: Presidents of seven teachers’ unions in Franklin, Oxford and Androscoggin counties sent a letter to the Sun Journal this week, spelling out in stark terms the many travails of trying to educate students in the age of
- Letter to the Editor: We need to protect school choice
- > Nov 30, 6:12 AM: I started out in a brick-and-mortar school system because that’s what I was assigned to. But it simply wasn’t working for me, as I found myself detached from the repetitive nature of the whole routine. Luckily, I found an
- 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.
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