Maine DOE Update – January 10, 2020

From the Maine Department of Education

Reporting Items

Truancy Requirements and Reporting: FREE Q&A Webinar

In order to assist SAUs with their legislatively mandated student truancy data reporting, the Maine Department of Education Data and School and Student Supports Teams are jointly offering a free webinar to review the requirements, and answer questions from the field as they relate to the truancy reporting process. | More

Important Reminder: Due Date Approaches for Quarter 2 (Q2) Attendance, Behavior, Bullying, and Truancy Data Review

The Department of Education offers quarterly windows for districts to review, for accuracy and comprehensiveness, the data that has been entered and reported to us. It is our hope that review of this data on a more regular basis will save district personnel time and work at the end of the year, and that it will provide time for analysis and to make any necessary corrections. | More

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News & Updates

Student Cabinet Meets with Commissioner Makin to Discuss Education in Maine

Students from across Maine met with Maine Department of Education (DOE) Commissioner Pender Makin in Augusta for an all-day summit on December 20th. The students were each selected from a pool of nearly 300 applicants to be part of the Maine Department of Education’s first Student Cabinet. The 12/20 meeting was the first of four meetings to take place this school year. | More

Unified Guidance regarding LD 1370

In the first session of the 129th legislature, LD 1370, An Act To Address Dangerous Behavior in the Classroom, was passed. In a collaborative effort to provide unified guidance to our profession and colleagues, the leaders of Maine Department of Education(DOE), Maine Education Association (MEA), Maine Principals Association(MPA),Maine School Superintendents Association and Maine School Board Association (MSSA/MSBA), and Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities(MADSEC) have met and reached consensus on the following: | More

Maine DOE Releases RFP for 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program

The Maine Department of Education is pleased to announce the release of a request for proposals (RFP) seeking bids from interested parties to implement comprehensive 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) programming in 2012-2021.  It is anticipated that roughly $2M will be available to issue grant awards later this year. | More

Maine Department of Education Seeks Qualified Peer Reviewers for 21st CCLC Grant Proposals

The Maine Department of Education is seeking qualified peer reviewers to read, assess, and score competitive grant proposals for the 21st Century Community Leaning Centers (21st CCLC) Program.  This federally-funded grant program provides opportunities for schools and communities to develop “community learning centers” that serve children and youth during out-of-school time.  | More

Breakfast After The Bell Grant Funding Available!

Maine Department of Education’s School Nutrition Team is pleased to share that grant funding is available to school administrative units with a public school who wish to implement a breakfast program after the start of the school day with an alternative delivery model. | More

Ever Wonder How You Can Thank That Amazing Teacher? Nominate!

As part of the Maine Department of Education’s ongoing efforts to highlight Maine’s outstanding teachers, nominations are now open for the 2020 County Teachers of the Year and 2021 Teacher of the Year. Members of the public are encouraged to nominate educators who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and nurturing the achievement of all students. | More

PAEMST 2019-2020 Awards – Nominate a Teacher Today!!

The National Science Foundation is currently accepting nominations and applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program. PAEMST are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. Since 1983, more than 4,800 teachers have been recognized for their contributions to mathematics and science education. | More

Maine History Teacher of the Year: Nominations Open!

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the Maine History Teacher of the Year. | More

Maine Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) announces that high school students Ms. Elena Ray Clothier and Mr. Michael Paul Delorge will join Senator Susan M. Collins and Senator Angus S. King in representing Maine in the nation’s capital during the 58th annual USSYP Washington Week, to be held March 7 — 14, 2020. Elena Clothier of Lewiston and Michael Delorge of Limestone were selected from among the state’s top student leaders to be part of the 104 national student delegation who will also each receive a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate study. | More

2020 High School SAT – SAA & ELL Request Dates – REMINDER

This is a reminder regarding 2020 high school Math and ELA/Literacy SAT accommodations dates: | More

Get to know the DOE Team: Meet Pam Ford-Taylor

I am the DOE School Enrollment Specialist for K-12.  This includes approving public and private schools, managing home instruction, coordinating Commissioner waivers and Superintendent agreement appeals, and conducting policy and analysis work related to student enrollment and eligibility. | More

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Professional Development & Training Opportunities

Free Training Available for Administration of State Assessment

In preparation for the 2020 Maine Educational Assessments (MEA) for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy for grades 3-8 (eMPowerME) and 3rd year of high school assessment administration (SAT), the Department, in collaboration with Cognia, eMetric and College Board, will be holding half-day regional training sessions on the following dates: | More

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Latest DOE Career/Project Opportunities