Earlier today, the Maine DOE unveiled its newly redesigned homepage. We liked our old homepage, but we are constantly looking to improve the experience people have when they interact with our Department and for so many, our website makes that important first impression.
Throughout the redesign process, we had one thing in mind: you.
The new homepage features a navigational structure organized not by sometimes ambiguous content areas but instead around the different audiences who visit our site, starting with “Students” first and as our strategic plan does, building out from there to “Teachers,” “Administrators” and “Communities.” We hope that even visitors who don’t know exactly what they are looking for can still find their way by selecting the group they most identify with. To assist in your navigation and get you quickly to the pages you most regularly access, we’ve linked the A-Z topic index and the most visited pages right on the homepage, while also spotlighting the latest updates from our newsroom.
Our redesigned homepage also puts the transformational Education Evolving strategic plan that is the roadmap for the Department’s work front and center, and allows you to interact directly with each of the plan’s priorities and better access our resources for putting them into practice.
We hope that you find the new www.maine.gov/doe more user-friendly, interactive and intuitive, and a better reflection of where the Department is and where we want to go with you. We continue to update the content pages within our site and we welcome feedback on how the site can evolve to better serve you at firstname.lastname@example.org.