Commissioner’s Update – April 18, 2013

From the Commissioner

Superintendents: Over the next few days you will start to receive information about the A-F school grading system, which will be released soon. I will be sharing some of the data with you, and more explanation of how the grading system works. We’ll also be scheduling webinars with superintendents to explain the system and how we plan to unveil it.

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Two Maine schools invited to participate in AP STEM Access program

AUGUSTA—Hampden Academy and Scarborough High School are among 800 schools across the country invited to participate in the AP STEM Access program, created to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented minority and female high school students that participate in Advanced Placement® courses in STEM disciplines. | More

Senior reflects on Lake Region HS’s transformation

I’ve always been a big believer in school pride, and thus the changes that Lake Region High School went through after being identified as a “low-performing school” my freshman year were especially hard for me. By Kasey Huntress | More | Being a Laker, then and now

Service-learning guide for teachers released

The Maine Commission for Community Service has released Establishing Service-Learning in Maine School Districts, a follow-up publication to the Commission’s service-learning guide for teachers. | More

Attend CTE literacy training

Maine Administrators of Career and Technical Education and the Maine DOE CTE team are co-sponsoring a day-long “Developing Instructional Literacy Strategies for Maine CTE Educators” training. | More

Register for Emergency Preparedness Conference

The fifth annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference will focus on school emergency preparedness lessons and is open to superintendents, principals and school emergency preparedness teams.
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Bonny Eagle eighth grader wins Maine Geographic Bee

Archer Thomas, an eighth grader from Bonny Eagle Middle School, took top honors at the 2013 Maine state-level Geographic Bee held April 5 at the University of Maine Farmington. | More

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