AUGUSTA – Maine education chief Stephen Bowen has presented his annual Commissioner’s Recognition Awards to those who have helped at-risk youth find success in school and beyond.
Commissioner Bowen was joined by Emanuel Pariser and Leslie Morrill, co-chairs of the State Advisory Committee on Truancy, Dropout and Alternative Education, in presenting the awards at a Blaine House ceremony last week. Continue reading
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CARMEL – Department of Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen commended regional sharing of resources as well as professional development efforts at Indian Township School in Princeton and Caravel Middle School (RSU 87/MSAD 23) in Carmel, which he visited Thursday and Friday as part of his Promising Practices Tour.
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It was an ambitious decision, to say the least. Two high school freshmen, twin girls, selected Japanese as their language of choice at a school that didn’t offer Japanese.
That was more than two years ago. Katie and Emily Morse are now juniors at Machias Memorial High School, and their learning dilemma has worked out just fine, thank you very much. Or, arigatou gozaimasu, as the twins would tell you.
Note: This dispatch was updated on April 5 at 9:13 a.m. to correct an error in information supplied about registration.
The Maine Association for Pupil Transportation is sponsoring six free conferences this spring in every Maine region to provide training to transportation personnel in all Maine school districts.
The following is a news release from the Maine State Charter School Commission.
Commission adds sessions in Presque Isle, Machias to hear from public about rural educational needs
AUGUSTA – The Maine State Charter School Commission will travel to Aroostook and Washington counties in early April to hear from the public about regional educational needs that could be addressed by charter schools.
Special education staff and other educators who work with students with disabilities are invited to a conference focused on the neuropsychology of math and applying such concepts to math instruction for students with disabilities.
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ATOMIM, the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine, will be holding a series of “Dine and Discuss” events on the topic of Algebra readiness.
Submitted by Rick Wilson of Syntiro
Peter McGary of Houlton has worked seasonally on potato farms since he was 18. While he loves the work he does, McGary wants more options. Without a high school diploma, however, he’s found opportunities for better jobs limited. So recently, at age 41, McGary applied and was accepted into the Maine High School Equivalency Program (HEP).
Three teachers from China who will teach Mandarin language and Chinese culture classes in Maine schools during the 2011-12 school year met with Gov. Paul LePage on Aug. 22 as part of a daylong orientation to their new jobs.