On Monday, I joined Gov. Paul LePage, Midcoast-area school administrators, and representatives from that region’s higher education and business communities to discuss education as an economic imperative for Maine’s Midcoast.
The discussion at Rockland’s Strand Theatre was a productive one. Our educators spoke of ambitious plans to make learning an engaging experience for our students by connecting them with resources and experiences that interest them — whether they’re within the school building, at the local career and technical education center, at a nearby community college or at a university campus.
Employers said they need workers who are dependable and adaptable. They need to be able to work in teams, communicate clearly, think critically and learn new skills as needed. More need to be skilled in the trades.
— Stephen Bowen
- No Administrative Letters this week.
- Subsidy withholding to begin for missing reports
- DOE releases preliminary 2012-13 subsidy estimates
- Deadline added for reporting ARRA funds awarded under IDEA, Part B
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.
- State Agency Client Request for Reimbursement, Oct. 15
- ARRA Performance Report for IDEA, Part B, Nov. 1
- Verification of Minimum Teacher Salaries, Nov. 30
NEWS & VIEWS
Officials from Maine’s education and business worlds met at Rockland’s Strand Theatre on Oct. 3 to discuss the transition to a new model for public education and how to equip students with the skills they’ll need to lead successful careers. | More
Maine’s public schools might have the chance to extend the life of their buses through a pilot program that allows them to refurbish mid-life buses in need of major body and structural repairs. | More
Maine’s charter school law took effect on Sept. 28, 2011. Now, it’s up to the Maine DOE to develop detailed rules and spread information about the new law. | More
AUGUSTA — The release of the Department of Education’s annual report on the adequate yearly progress of Maine schools underscores the deficiencies of No Child Left Behind and the need for a new accountability system, says Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen. | More
- Workshops address reintegration from juvenile detention
- High school math workshops focus on asking right questions
- Maine Chinese Conference to feature Eliot Cutler
- Agenda change: Training to address autism, transitions to adult life
- MPA seeks Assistant Principal of Year nominees
- Webinar to address research behind Common Core math