Session offers ideas for charter schools

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

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