Maine DOE Updates – July 11, 2011

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Welcome to the July edition of Maine DOE Updates!

The 2010-11 school year and the corresponding legislative session have come to a close since the last time this publication came out.

This month, we bring you highlights from the 100th annual Maine School Superintendents’ Conference, the 2011 Maine Schoolsite Health Promotion Conference and other assorted goings-on at the Department of Education.

Be sure to let us know what you think about this newsletter, and don’t forget to forward to a friend who might be interested.

FROM THE COMMISSIONER

An invaluable partnership

As we take on the monumental task of transforming our education system, our superintendents are proving to be invaluable partners in this important work. By Stephen BowenMore

Transformation is difficult work. But a mix of the right reasons, proven strategies and plenty of support can make it a reality. By Stephen Bowen | More

DISPATCHES

Travis Roy: ‘Challenges define who we are’

Travis Roy, the Yarmouth native who skated onto the ice for the Boston University hockey team in 1995 and became paralyzed 11 seconds later, spoke at the 2011 Maine Schoolsite Health Promotion Conference. | More

Writing skills apply for Warden applicants

The Maine Warden Service has partnered with the Maine Department of Education to make sure new recruits to the law enforcement agency have an essential skill for the job: the ability to write. | More

PRESS RELEASES

New bill pushes science, math education

A new law will bolster Maine’s efforts to strengthen science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education from pre-kindergarten to the post-secondary level. | More