Superintendents unite

Head shot of Commissioner Stephen BowenEducators from across the state gathered in Augusta for the 101st annual Maine Superintendents’ Conference earlier this week.

The 145 people in attendance listened to perspectives on student-centered learning, and participated in five of nine possible workshop sessions, ranging in topic from expanded learning opportunities to proficiency-based data management.

In the end, these two days were well spent. Most importantly, we had a chance to discuss the best ways for the Department of Education to collaborate with superintendents on our shared goal: preparing every Maine student for success.

More details about the conference and the great conversations we started there will be available soon in the Maine DOE Newsroom and in the next Commissioner’s Update.

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