Commissioner’s Update – April 28, 2011

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We heard you. You want fewer communications from the Department of Education. You want shorter and clearer information. And you want some predictability about when you will receive it.

Each week, we’ll take the most recent Administrative Letters, news items and updates, and batch them into a weekly Commissioner’s Update for your convenience. Let us know what you think!

— Stephen Bowen

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE

Administrative Letters

No administrative letters this week.

Forms Due

No forms due in the next 30 days.

NEWS & VIEWS

Dispatches

Teacher uses laptops to teach deeper

Alex Briasco-Brin has developed a textbook-free curriculum for his Freeport Middle School math classes using laptops distributed through the Maine Learning Technology Initiative. | More

Maine high schools blaze redesign trail

Maine high schools share their knowledge about reshaping the student experience at a regional conference attended by students and educators from across New England. By Mark Kostin | More

From the Commissioner

Change, for the better

Change is hard. But it’s worthwhile when done right. That’s a message that rang true recently at two schools I visited at opposite ends of Maine as part of my statewide listening tour. By Stephen Bowen | More