Welcome to the November edition of Maine DOE Updates.
This month, the Maine Charter School Commission approved the application from the Baxter Academy for Technology and Science, making it the third charter school in the state.
Gov. Paul LePage also declared Nov. 2 “Shannon Shanning Day” to honor Maine’s 2013 Teacher of the Year, and the Department began soliciting applications for next year’s rigorous selection process.
DISPATCHES AND PRESS RELEASES
The Maine Department of Education is accepting nominations for the 2014 Maine Teacher of the Year through Feb. 1, 2013. | More
AUGUSTA – The Maine Charter School Commission voted Friday to approve the application from the Baxter Academy for Technology and Science to move to the contract phase that will result in becoming the first public charter school in Maine’s history focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). | More
Teachers, administrators and superintendents eager to incorporate response to intervention (RTI) and student-centered learning practices into their curricula flooded the Augusta Civic Center for breakout training sessions at the Experts Down the Hall conference. | More
As with many of Gov. Paul LePage’s cabinet members, Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen will be participating Monday in an event to mark Veterans Day. | More
What do you think is the most important issue facing the U.S. today? This is the question a panel of five judges posed to 10 Maine high school students vying for a prestigious honor. | More
Shannon Shanning, Maine’s 2013 Teacher of the Year, joined other semi-finalists at a banquet marking the end of the latest Teacher of the Year cycle on Nov. 2. | More
Two of Maine’s technical student organizations, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Future Farmers of America (FFA), joined forces for the first time at the Augusta Armory to provide nearly 100 high school students with fast-paced leadership training on Nov. 1. | More
The 2013 Maine State Science Fair is open to all high school students and will be accepting entry forms through February 1. | More