Educators, Public Invited to Education Reform Session

International expert in standards-based education, education commissioner to explain Maine’s work with RISC

AUGUSTA – Every 26 seconds, a student drops out of high school in America. More than 3,000 students each year in Maine do not graduate with their class.

Rich DeLorenzo, co-founder of the non-profit Re-Inventing Schools Coalition Foundation, and Maine Education Commissioner Susan Gendron will present an overview of standards-based education and how it is engaging students and re-shaping education in Maine and elsewhere.

The Re-Inventing Schools Coalition’s Approach is organized around engaging students in 21st century skills, working at their developmental levels and advancing only when they have demonstrated proficiency. Two school districts in Maine are piloting the RISC approach and others are exploring implementation in the near future.

All educators, including those in higher education, legislators, parents, community members, school board members, students and others are invited to a two-hour informational overview of the RISC philosophy and approach.

This free session will be held Jan. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Messalonskee High School, 131 Messalonskee High Drive, Oakland, ME 04963. For information, including driving directions, go to: . It is not necessary to register for this event.

Learn more about RISC

For more information, visit the Maine Department of Education website