If you’ve been waiting for information about Maine’s plans for seeking flexibility from the federal No Child Left Behind law, you’ll have a lot of it in no time.
This week, we’ve launched an expanded and growing web page where we’ll continue to post details about our efforts to secure NCLB flexibility. Soon, that page will also have details about how you can have your say in the process.
Today, we’re holding an online update for our superintendents. And in the coming weeks, we’ll hit the road to gather more feedback from the public to help us put together our application for flexibility from No Child Left Behind.
— Stephen Bowen
- No Administrative Letters this week.
- Regional teacher events to focus on new science standards
- Participants sought for local Math-in-CTE in 2012-13
- Summer research internships available for high school juniors
Please note: We generally provide notice of requirements only once. Please check the Reporting Calendar (link below) regularly for a list of ALL upcoming items.
- Claim for Reimbursement of Child Nutrition Services, Dec. 8
- Financial Audits FY 2011, Dec. 30
- Dec. 1 Count of Students with Disabilities (Part I), Dec. 31
- Report of Services to Students with Disabilities (Part II), Dec. 31
- Rural Education Information Form, Jan. 13, 2012
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