The Maine Curriculum Leaders Association (MCLA) Board of Directors seeks nominations for its 2013 Maine Curriculum Leader of the Year award.
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The Department has adopted a revised rule governing restraint and seclusion of students (Rule Chapter 33). The changes to the rule take effect April 29, 2013.
Maine Development Foundation is accepting applications for the beta class of Leadership Maine: Education Leaders Experience now through June 1. Once again, we are partnering with Unum and the Maine Principals’ Association to offer an exceptional program for K-12 educational leaders. Participants in the program refine their leadership skills and join a vibrant community of business and community leaders in Maine as they create a thriving state for our students and neighbors.
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.
The Maine State DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) held its 45th State Career Development Conference in March. This state competition conference is comprised of business and marketing students. Continue reading
By law, career and technical education schools must submit regional school calendars to the Maine Department of Education by June 1, 2013. The Department must approve the calendars by July 1, 2013.
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.
Registration for iPadagogy, a summer retreat for educators on using iPads in the K-8 classroom, is now open. This relaxing, casual retreat, held June 23-25 at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, will include cutting-edge presentations by teachers, school technology staff, guest speakers and educational administrators, all sharing their expertise and experiences in the use of iPads as an educational tool.
Update, April 30: See Corrected ED279s posted for some districts
Beginning with the April subsidy checks, General Purpose Aid for Local Schools will reflect adjustments for MaineCare Seed payments by the Maine DOE made on behalf of school administrative units in Quarter 1 (July through September 2012) and Quarter 2 (October through December 2012) for students at Special Purpose Private Schools and at public schools (attending school administrative unit).
More than 800 students from 22 technical schools and two colleges competed in trade and leadership contests at the 2013 SkillsUSA Maine State Championships in March at the United Technologies Center and Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor. Gold medalists from this event will have the opportunity to represent the State of Maine at the national championships in Kansas City.