Bowen, LePage to discuss education, Midcoast’s economy

Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen will join Gov. Paul LePage, Maine Development Foundation President Laurie Lachance, and education and business leaders from Maine’s Midcoast on Oct. 3 for a wide-ranging discussion about the role of education in that region’s economy.

The event, called “Education – an Economic Imperative for the Midcoast,” will feature addresses by LePage and Lachance, a panel discussion about the future of high school education in the Midcoast with school superintendents from the area, and a roundtable discussion with Bowen and representatives of Maine’s higher education and business communities.

The event takes place at 6 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. It’s free and open to the public.

The session is sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.

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