Redefining High School

On December 15, 2008, Maine and three other New England states announced a groundbreaking regional partnership aimed at transforming high school for the 21st century in separate events across New England on Monday.

Armed with a $1 million grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and coordinated by the Great Schools Partnership at the Mitchell Institute, the New England Secondary School Consortium will redefine the traditional concept of the American High School to ensure that every student in the four states is competitive with his or her peers worldwide when it comes to academic performance and educational attainment.

Speakers: Governor John E. Baldacci; Education Commissioner Susan A. Gendron; and Dylan Sirois, a senior at Hall-Dale High School.