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.
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 Portland Public Schools is launching a new program, Parent University, to involve parents and guardians more fully in their children’s education. Continue reading
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The Maine DOE has been notified of the requirement to submit Maine teacher shortage areas by Dec. 15 for designation by the U.S. Department of Education (U.S. DOE) for the 2014-2015 school year. The U.S. DOE annually designates teacher shortage areas for purposes of deferment of loan repayments or reductions of teaching obligation under the following student loan programs: Continue reading
The December subsidy checks for General Purpose Aid for Local Schools will reflect additional adjustments for MaineCare Seed payments paid by the Maine DOE on behalf of school administrative units (SAUs) for the following: Continue reading
Grants are now available to Maine schools through the Maine Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program, a federally-funded partnership of the Maine Department of Transportation, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine and communities throughout the state working to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety and encourage more students to walk and bike to school. Continue reading
The Maine Legislature recently passed L.D. 905, a resolve directing the Maine DOE to examine school security and work with security experts. As part of our efforts, we have developed a short survey and request that each superintendent offer feedback on this important topic by completing it at http://tinyurl.com/meschoolsecuritysurvey. Your response is requested no later than Friday, Dec. 13 so a nationally-recognized security consultant can analyze the results for a report to the Legislature. Continue reading
STANDISH - Bonny Eagle Robotics Team (A.K.A. BERT) announced today that they are currently in second place in a national competition for their team’s “First Foot” engineering concept about a shoe that collects and stores energy.
The Maine DOE is planning a routine update to its NEO Transportation Module on Tuesday, Nov. 26 starting at 9 a.m. and lasting approximately 30 minutes. If you attempt to login during this time frame, it is likely you will be presented with an error page that reads: ” Offline. This NEO module is offline for maintenance. Check back soon.”
We thank you in advance for your patience as we upgrade the site during this brief offline period to ensure it better serves you.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The President has ordered flags to half-staff in honor of President John F. Kennedy, who died 50 years ago today. In a proclamation signed Thursday afternoon, the President directs that flags be lowered to half-staff Nov. 22 for the entire day.