Commissioner’s Update – May 10, 2012

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, a time to thank our teachers for their dedication to our students.

Teachers deserve our thanks all year long, but this week is a special opportunity to recognize their invaluable contributions.

We have lots of hard work ahead of us in Maine as we build a public education system based on the needs of each learner – a system that recognizes that our students all learn best in different ways and at different speeds.

As we take on this important work, the plain truth is, we can’t get the job done without great teachers.

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— Stephen Bowen



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STEM service-learning guide released

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Appreciating our teachers

This week, let’s make sure we thank our teachers for the hard work they’ve done, and for the hard work they’re taking on each day to improve educational opportunities for our students. By Stephen Bowen | More | It’s school nutrition employee week!

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