Commissioner’s Update – Jan. 26, 2012

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It’s been a busy and exciting month for us as we advance our efforts to move Maine to an education system that is centered around students.

Feedback has started to come in about our newly released strategic plan, “Education Evolving: Maine’s Plan for Putting Learners First.” We appreciate the constructive suggestions and comments from those who have taken time to read the document, and we actively encourage more feedback.

Check out the plan and join the discussion on our website.

As the feedback trickles in, some of the initiatives outlined in the document are already moving ahead.

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— Stephen Bowen


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Brooklyn Pinkham speaks at a podium at the release of Maine's strategic education plan.Video: Making a career out of a passion

Brooklyn Pinkham couldn’t wait to enroll in culinary arts classes at Capital Area Technical Center. When she did, she started excelling in school, and now she’s headed for a career as a chef with a goal of appearing on Food Network. By Brooklyn Pinkham | More

Morgan Horn speaks at a podium at the release of Maine's strategic plan for education.Video: Personal learning plans, maximized learning

Morgan Horn has incorporated internships, job shadows, college-level classes and independent studies into a customized course of study that will let her graduate from high school a semester early to pursue studies in medicine. By Morgan Horn | More

Video: Short-term objectives to meet long-term goals

Kaytie Scully has turned her high school experience around with the help of a personalized learning plan that’s allowed her to work toward a Certified Nursing Assistant certificate while earning high school credit. By Kaytie Scully | More

Moving to a learner-centered system

Our strategic plan is still fresh, but some of the initiatives outlined in the document are already moving forward. That means we’re making progress on our move to an education system centered around the needs of students. By Stephen Bowen | More


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