From the Maine DOE
Improving educator effectiveness is the single most important action we can take for our students. Study after study shows that students who are assigned to effective teachers make noticeably more academic progress than those who are not.
Knowing this, Maine DOE is committed to supporting our state’s school administrative units to ensure there is an effective educator in every single classroom. Earlier this month we named longtime English teacher Mary Paine as our first-ever Educator Effectiveness Coordinator.
Notices and Reporting
- Alternate assessment no longer required for second graders with disabilities
- Additional IDEA, Part B funding for school administrative units
- Updates made to special education FAQs
- Audit Compliance for FY 2013, due Dec. 30
News & Views
AUGUSTA – The State’s Acting Education Commissioner is applauding the state’s first two public charters after their inaugural monitoring reports show the central Maine schools are engaging students and adapting quickly to meet emerging needs. | More
In order to implement additional mandates by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently published the Smart Snacks in School standards for all foods sold in school outside the school meals programs. | More
Organizations are invited to nominate individuals for the 2014 Lewis Hine Awards for Service to Children and Youth. | More