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Remote learning is changing snow days for some Maine school districts
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ‌ ‌
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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
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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
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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.

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