Maine DOE Monthly – June 23, 2015

Welcome to the June issue of the Maine DOE Monthly, which provides a recap of some of the month’s news from the Department.

Summer Calendar Items

Following the success of the February webinar and regional schoolwide information sessions, the Maine DOE continues to provide guidance to Title I schools as they complete their Annual Schoolwide Plan Review, due July 1. Read more

Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, all staff charged with data collection must attend a training session as MEDMS transitions to NEO. Register here

The 2015 MLTI Summer Institute is slated for July 21-23 at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Don’t miss out. Register here

And planning into the fall, the Maine DOE will be offering an evidence-based practice IEP Goal Writing for College, Career and Community Readiness work shop. Read more

Aiming for a Healthy Summer

The Maine DOE is helping with nourishment for the brain and body this summer with its Literacy for ME and Summer Foods Program. A host of schools in low-income areas across the state are summer meal sites. Find a summer meal site

Avoid what’s called the “summer slide,” with a good book or two. The Maine DOE’s Literacy for ME initiative has resources to support summer literacy listed here.

Congratulations Are In Order

Accolades go to teachers and their students alike this past school year. Two state finalists were honored by Maine DOE for the 2014 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science (PAEMST). Read more

A national nonprofit group devoted to the teaching and learning of American history named Cyndi Broyer of New Suncook Elementary School in Lovell, as the 2015 Maine History Teacher of the Year. Read more

Who will be named The 2016 Maine Teacher of the Year? Read about the semi-finalists here.

Twenty six of Maine’s top Career & Technical Education students were honored. Their names and fields of study are listed here.

Thirty three students were honored by the Maine Humanities Council for the 2015 Letters About Literature contest. Read more

Read on for a roundup of other recent updates from the Department and as always, stay tuned to our Newsroom and weekly Commissioner’s Updates for the latest news you can use from the Maine DOE.

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