Earlier this week, I was proud to join Governor Paul R. LePage in honoring the important role computer science has in our state’s classrooms and growing economy by recognizing Computer Science Education Week (CSEDdWeek).
This national awareness week (Dec. 9-15), founded by our Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) partner Microsoft and also sponsored by Apple, our longest-running MLTI partner, seeks to engage more students in computer science. Continue reading
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Tagged Computer Science Education Week Maine, Education Commissioner Jim Rier, Maine Learning Technology Initiative, Maine Robotics, Project Login
AUBURN – Students, teachers and administrators at Fairview Elementary School are $25,000 richer after being named this week as a 2013 Champion in U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Communities campaign. The Auburn school was one of 20 nationwide that garnered the most community votes and the money to use as they wish to enhance their educational experience. Continue reading
Students from seven coastal Maine high schools began designing an alternative fishery for Downeast Maine this week as part of the Eastern Maine Skippers Program (EMSP).
The 45 students, who first met Monday at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, will work with researchers from Penobscot East Resource Center and the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) to begin engineering a trap-based winter flounder fishery. Continue reading
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The Department will accept applications for the Federal Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) Program through Feb. 14. Maine DOE currently has $2,924,000 of QZAB issuing authority to distribute to qualifying schools units. Continue reading
Teachers who want to learn how to better talk to youth tobacco users may benefit from free trainings offered throughout the state in December and January by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. Continue reading
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Tagged Maine CDC, Maine Department of Education professional development opportunities
The awareness initiative will involve thousands of Maine students, trying their hand at computer programming and competing in robotics competitions
AUGUSTA – Maine Governor Paul R. LePage and Acting Education Commissioner Jim Rier are recognizing the important role computer science has in the state’s classrooms and growing economy. Continue reading
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Tagged Acting Education Commissioner Jim Rier, Apple, Computer Science Education Week, Governor Paul LePage education, Governor Paul LePage technology, Hour of Code Maine, Maine Learning Technology Initiative, Microsoft, Project Login
AUGUSTA –Governor Paul R. LePage has notified Mainers that President Obama has ordered flags to half-staff in honor of Nelson Mandela.
The President signed a proclamation late yesterday in remembrance of Mandela, South Africa’s first elected black president. In this proclamation, the President directs that flags be lowered immediately to half-staff until sunset Monday, Dec. 9.
Maine schools have long been looked to as national leaders in education innovation.
That’s why I am not surprised that Education Week recently named three of our state’s schools to a list of those across the country worth visiting. Continue reading
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The Maine DOE is pleased to offer schools an opportunity to participate in the online delivery of the Maine Comprehensive Assessment System (MeCAS) Science in Grade 11 from March 24-April 4 and in Grade 8 from May 3-16. Continue reading
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The Maine DOE has added to the MUSER FAQs on the subject of parentally placed private school children two questions on the subject of payment by SAUs for children with IEPs to attend private schools not approved for special education.
The link to the updated FAQs is here: http://maine.gov/doe/specialed/support/policies/faq/index.html.