Announcing Mrs. Margeson as the next Maine Teacher of the Year is just one more reminder of the paramount importance of quality teachers to successful student outcomes. It sounds like a no-brainer, but we need to do more to set high expectations so that all Maine students have an Alana Margeson in their classroom every year in every class.
I encourage you to check out Gov. LePage’s weekly message on Saturday in which he will speak about the role of teachers and about our plans for supporting teachers and other educators in improving student achievement.
— Stephen Bowen
- Limiting disclosure and use of free and reduced price meal eligibility status
- Status of requirement to implement gifted and talented programs
- Complimentary law books are in the mail
- Notice of Title I SIG waiver request
- Revised due process form and procedure
Please note: To reduce clutter, we now generally provide notice of requirements only once. Please check the Reporting Calendar (link below) regularly for a list of ALL upcoming items.
- Certification on Constitutionally Protected Prayer, Oct. 1
- USDA Food Extras, Oct. 18
NEWS & VIEWS
CARIBOU — After a multi-step selection process, Caribou High School English teacher Alana Margeson was named Maine’s 2012 Teacher of the Year during a surprise all-school assembly held in her honor. | More
Maine’s Race to the Top team is inviting the public to find out about the state’s proposal for winning up to $50 million in federal award funds to strengthen early childhood education. | More
The U.S. Department of Education has named Orono Middle School and Eliot Elementary School 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The schools are among more than 300 nationally that will be recognized in Washington, D.C., in November. | More
- Forums to address school readiness
- Governor appoints 15 to early postsecondary education task force
- Penobscot Nation hosts teacher workshops
- NBC invites teachers to participate in online teacher Town Hall