From the Maine Department of Education
Registration is now open for online Advanced Placement courses provided at no cost to the state’s public school students by the Maine Department of Education.
As part of its commitment to providing digital learning opportunities to all Maine students, the Department’s AP4ALL program allows all publicly funded high school students access to the year-long online Advanced Placement courses and covers the cost of associated books and materials.
The courses can help prepare students to take AP exams, which many post-secondary institutions including those in the University of Maine System and the Maine Community College System typically offer college credit for.
Notices and Reporting
- Highly Qualified Teacher Data, due March 31 (Reminder)
- Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB), due April 17 (Reminder)
News & Views
The Department has updated FY16 (2015-16 school year) preliminary State subsidy printouts, known as ED 279s, to reflect newly reported Adult Education actual counts. | More
The Maine DOE is reminding administrators of the new online Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy developed by Smarter Balanced that any unusual events that occur during the March 16-May 29 testing window must be documented. | More
The Maine DOE Office of Special Services is offering free trainings throughout the state in April to support school districts in writing proficiency-based Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals. | More
The Maine DOE will again apply for federal School Improvement Grant funding that the Department would distribute to help the state’s most struggling schools close achievement gaps. | More
The Department is encouraging Maine schools to attend the free 2015 Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference next month in Augusta. The conference will include an all-day track on Tuesday, April 21 focusing on school security and safety. | More
The Maine DOE is encouraging districts to review new guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services regarding how to more effectively communicate with public schools students with hearing, vision or speech disabilities. | More
Robotics teams from Bonny Eagle High School and Baxter Academy for Technology and Science have brought big awards back to Maine. The two teams will join dozens of other top robotics teams from across the Northeast to complete in the Pine Tree District competition that opens today in Lewiston. | More
LATEST DOE Career/Project Opportunities
- Regional Education Representative – Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
- Education Specialist III – Adult Education Consultant Special Projects Director
- Request for Proposal: Maine College Transition Services
- Request for Proposal: MLTI Student Conference
- Request for Proposal: Educator Credentialing System
- Request for Proposal: 21st Century Community Learning Center Program
- View current Child Development Services employment opportunities here