Commissioner’s Update – April 14, 2016

From the Maine Department of Education

The Maine Department of Education is pleased to conclude the 2015-16 “Content Corner” collection with this third release of instructionally-focused articles for Maine educators. The third collection of articles completes this year’s focus on effective practices that support student learning in the content areas.

The third collection includes:

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Adult Ed graduate keeps business skills local

Although she believed firmly in the value of a good education and always planned to finish high school and attend college, Michelle DeIulio says she discovered at an early age that traditional school just didn’t work for her. | More

Maine CTE Director recognized by DECA

This month in Tennessee, Maine’s State Director of Career and Technical Education will be honored as the 2016 Maine DECA Association Administrator of the Year. | More

Educator talent pool recommendations due soon

The Maine Department of Education is accepting recommendations through April 28 for the 2016 Maine Educator Talent Pool. | More

Maine DOE invites school transportation teams to attend regional safety conferences beginning next week

Each spring school transportation teams participate in six statewide regional school transportation safety conferences. | More

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 and alternate score reports and family resources available

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 score reports were made available online on April 8 and printed reports will be delivered on April 15. | More

Personalized learning: voices from the field

Maine educators shared their stories about personalizing learning at the New England Secondary Schools Consortium conference in March. | More

Nominations sought for Teacher Appreciation Week

During this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6), the Department wants to extend a personal thank you to some great teachers. | More

Annual Maine DECA conference offers competition and awards

The Maine DECA 48th State Career Development Conference was held recently. | More

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