From Maine Education Commissioner Jim Rier
Career and technical education (CTE) plays a critical role in strengthening the college and career readiness of our students and the economic future of our state.
At 27 centers across Maine, CTE educators are engaging and exciting our students with relevant, hands-on learning experiences. Through rigorous, standards-based programming that always has the student and their post-secondary goals at the center, these important teachers are helping students develop the academic and technical skills they’ll need for success in the 21st century. Like all Maine educators, they deserve our thanks for inspiring students and helping them to realize their potential.
In particular, I’d like to recognize Stanley Sluzenski and Suzanne M. Hall, two excellent educators who reflect the professionalism and commitment to students that is necessary and now commonplace in our CTE centers.
Notices and Reporting
- School Bus Purchase Program Application (NEO Transportation) (EF-T-17), due Nov. 25
- NCLB Title I Comparability, due Nov. 25
News & Views
The science portion of the Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) will be administered to all students in grades five and eight and to those in their third year of high school during a three-week window from May 4 to May 22. | More
Over the years Maine has built an important cohort of National Board certified educators. Created for teachers, by teachers, National Board Certification is a voluntary, performance-based, peer-review process. | More
The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) has released a new resource for elementary school principals. | More
The Maine DOE is inviting arts educators to participate in a professional development program. | More
Two HIV prevention educator trainings are scheduled in December as a result of funding provided by the passage of LD1699. | More
The new Maine DOE NEO EDFacts School Academic Staff Evaluation Survey (formerly the MEDMS Educator Quality and Effectiveness EQE survey) is scheduled for initial rollout. | More
Numbers in the National School Lunch Program are collected every November when a district files its October claim information. | More
Members of the Maine DOE Learning Through Technology Team recently returned from the annual State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) leadership summit. | More
In an effort to enhance Maine Native American Studies lessons, the Secretary of State is sponsoring an essay contest. | More
Registration is open for “Schools, Technology and the Law” seminar hosted by Drummond Woodsum at the Augusta Civic Center on Nov. 14. | More