From the Maine State Charter School Commission.
PORTLAND — The Maine State Charter School Commission held the first of three public input sessions on Monday, March 5 in Portland. About 55 members of the public turned out to suggest educational gaps in their regions that charter schools could potentially fill.
Members of the public discussed a number of potential gaps in educational services, including:
- Opportunities for business education.
- Schools that are authentically proficiency-based.
- Schools that use project-based learning.
- Focus on math and music, and music and language.
- Hands-on experiences in areas that interest students.
- Schools focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
- Schools that offer more interdisciplinary learning.
- Programs offering virtual learning.
The charter school commission’s next public input session takes place Thursday, March 8 at United Technologies Center in Bangor from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
For more information about the State Charter School Commission and other public input sessions, visit the commission’s website.
Those who are unable to attend a public session are invited to offer their input via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.