Category Archives: Public meetings

Special rates for Maine teachers at National Council for the Social Studies conference

The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) will host the nation’s largest and most comprehensive social studies professional development conference at its 2014 Annual Conference in Boston, November 21-23.

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RFP issued for 21st Century Community Learning Centers

The Maine DOE has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking bids to establish or extend 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) in 2014-15.

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Kennebec Valley public school successes showcased

The Kennebec Valley Superintendents Association (KVSA) celebrated the great things happening in the region’s public schools at a special showcase held earlier this month at Thomas College in Waterville.  Instructional programming to help bolster Kindergarten students’ literacy skills as they enter school, opportunities for teachers to engage in ongoing professional learning related to mathematics instruction, student choral and instrumental musical performances , dual enrollment  opportunities and robotics club offerings for high school students were just a few of the examples of innovative educational programming shared during the event.    Continue reading

Notice of proposed rule changes to Chapter 115

On Sept. 15, 2012, Rule Chapter 114 (“Purpose, Standards and Procedures for the Review and Approval of Educational Personnel Preparation Programs”) underwent changes. Among the approved amendments included the addition of a course in special education law to administrative certificates already requiring federal and Maine civil rights and education law. Accordingly, Chapter 115, Part II, must now be opened to revise the corresponding certification rules. Continue reading

Notice of quarterly STEM council meeting

The STEM council will be meeting on June 13 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the office of the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance at 219 Capitol Street, Suite #3, Augusta, ME 04332.

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Charter school commission to hold public hearings

The Maine Charter School Commission will hold two public hearings to discuss Proposed Rule Chapter 001, Commission Organization and Operation, and Rule Revision Chapter 002, Procedures for Commission Authorization of Public Charter Schools.

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Notice of IDEA, Part B state advisory panel meetings

The IDEA, Part B State Advisory Panel meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2013, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Cross State Office Building (CSOB) in Augusta, room 300.

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Notice of public meeting to discuss Baxter Academy

Update: This article was corrected on March 14 to reflect the date and time change of the meeting.

The Maine Charter School Commission will hold a public meeting with the board of Baxter Academy for Technology and Science, a Maine charter school set to open in Portland next fall. The meeting will be held Monday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cross State Office Building (room 104) in Augusta.

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Notice of public input for proposed charter school Fiddlehead School of Arts and Science

The following notice was released by the Maine Charter School Commission.

As the Maine Charter School Commission reviews the application of the Fiddlehead School of Arts and Science as a public charter school, an in-person interview and public hearing will be held on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Room 400 of the Burton M. Cross State Office Building, 111 Sewall Street, Augusta.

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Notice of public input for proposed charter school Harpswell Coastal Academy

The following notice was released by the Maine Charter School Commission.

As the Maine Charter School Commission reviews the application of the Harpswell Coastal Academy as a public charter school, an in-person interview and public hearing will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, at Cundy’s Harbor Community Center, 837 Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell.

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