From the Commissioner
Governor Paul R. LePage and I are pleased to announce the Governor’s Conference on Education, which will feature best practices and innovative reforms from around the nation.
One of Gov. LePage’s highest priorities in the legislative session is to improve and expand our children’s educational opportunities. While many good things are going on in Maine’s schools, we can always learn from the success of other states.
Notices and Reporting
- Review amendments to FERPA
- Highly Qualified Teacher Data, due March 30
- EPS April 1 Enrollment Reporting, due April 12
- Private School Apr. 1 Enrollment Reporting (EF-M-14), due April 15
- Waynflete School students won the state competition for LifeSmarts, the ultimate consumer challenge.
News & Views
Two Maine students selected for community spirit award
The Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recently selected Katherine Elliott, 18, of Scarborough and Marissa Bates, 10, of Westbrook as Maine’s top youth volunteers for 2013. | More
HS seniors invited to enter essay contest, propose nationwide education plans
The Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan invites high school seniors to submit essays proposing their plans for improving the American educational system. | More
Waynflete School wins first Maine LifeSmarts state championship
Portland – Four Maine high schools came together to compete in LifeSmarts, the ultimate consumer challenge, at the Unum Corporate Campus in Portland on Friday, March 1. | More
Watch new Center for Best Practice videos from western Maine
The Maine DOE Center for Best Practice is pleased to announce the release of two new videos exploring the shift to proficiency-based/learner-centered practice. | More
Praxis II workshop offered to ELL teachers
Teachers of English language learners are invited learn more about the English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Praxis II® test at an upcoming free workshop offered by the University of Southern Maine. | More
Open auditions for Maine eighth graders to compete on local game show
WPXT is holding open auditions for the fifth season of its locally produced game show, Kick Start. All current Maine eighth graders interested in trying out for Kick Start should attend an open casting call at the WPXT Studios in Westbrook. | More
K-12 Chinese language teachers invited to teach in China
The U.S.-China Teachers Exchange Program, now in its 17th year, sends American K-12 teachers to China and brings Chinese secondary school teachers to the United States to spend a year teaching language and culture. | More