Welcome to the March issue of Maine DOE Monthly.
This month, Commissioner Bowen continued his Promising Practices tour at Lewiston Regional Technical Center, where he detailed targeted education supports in Governor Paul R. LePage’s proposed biennial budget and spoke with students who take early college or virtual classes.
At the “Governor’s Conference on Education: Putting Students First,” education policy leaders from across the U.S. shared best practices, models and innovative reforms with more than 200 educators, legislators, business leaders and others. Governor LePage, who has made education one of the top priorities of his Administration, created the conference to bring reform ideas to Maine for discussion with policy leaders.
Dispatches & Press Releases
AUGUSTA – Invited to Maine by Gov. Paul R. LePage, education policy leaders from around the country shared practices, models and innovative reforms with more than 200 legislators, business leaders, educators and others at Cony High School Friday at the Governor’s Conference on Education: Putting Students First. | More
Lewiston High School’s school board has recently approved a plan to expand and formalize the work of College for ME by implementing a College Scholars program, set to begin this fall in collaboration with the University of Southern Maine. | More | Lewiston a model for early college program | Press release
AUGUSTA – Three Maine secondary schools—Falmouth High School, Sanford High School, and United Technologies Center (Bangor)—have been invited to represent the state at a regional conference on effective strategies for improving teaching and learning in the 21st century. | More
The Maine Department of Education’s Center for Best Practice has compiled a Glossary of Proficiency-Based Education in Maine to help educators navigate the shift toward proficiency-based/learner-centered education. | More
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
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
George B. Weatherbee School in Hampden recently celebrated its second annual “Maine Day,” a tribute to Maine Statehood Day, by offering dozens of state-themed workshops to its third through fifth grade students on Monday, March 18. | More