Maine DOE Update – May 29, 2020


From the Maine Department of Education

Reporting Items

New Webinar: 2020-2021 Special Education Exit Report

To assist those who are responsible for the important task of reporting Special Education Exits to the Maine Department of Education, the DOE Data Team will be holding a topical webinar about the Special Education Exit Report on Wednesday June 3rd, from 2 pm to 3 pm. | More

New Webinar: 2020-2021 NEO Maine Schools and School Approval Process

To assist those who are responsible for the important task of reporting district and school organizational data as well as school approval information to the Maine Department of Education, the DOE Data Team will be holding a topical webinar about the Maine Schools and School Approval (Public and Private) process on Tuesday June 2nd, from 11 am to 12 pm. | More

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News & Updates

U.S. DOE Names Two Maine Students as 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars

Graduation Reporting Phase 1 provides schools the opportunity to review and make any necessary changes to student data. This phase focuses on ensuring accuracy of start and exit statuses for students who are part of the 2020 cohort. The cohort is comprised of any student who entered grade 9 for the first time in the 2016-2017 school year.  | More

Requests for Applications for McKinney-Vento Sub-Grant Program

The Maine Department of Education is requesting applications for the Department’s McKinney-Vento Sub-grant program to support the education of students experiencing homelessness.  Proposals will be accepted from school administrative units (SAUs) seeking to develop, implement, or expand programs that improve the success of students identified as homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act. | More

6th Annual Count ME In Multimedia Contest Promoting School Attendance, Learning and Community

Count ME In is broadening its annual contest to include multimedia submissions that promote learning and being part of a school community. Students age 6 through high school are invited to create a poster, sculpture, song, poem, story or video for the 2020 celebration in September and October 2020. | More

Innovative Educators Sought for Maine Learning Modules!

The Maine Department of Education invites all interested educators, curriculum leaders, and Maine educational community organizations to join us in designing an a-synchronous library of learning modules in a Maine Learning Results-aligned scope and sequence. These project-based modules will be integrated to ensure that learning is synthesized across traditional subject areas and learning experiences are designed to be mutually reinforcing. | More

Maine AmeriCorps Virtual Recruitment Fair – June 4, 2020

Are you someone who takes the lead? Runs to take on a challenge while others wait for a solution? Do you want to help Maine communities get back up and running after the pandemic? AmeriCorps programs in Maine are looking for the next class of individuals to get things done! Are you ready to accept the challenge?| More  

Maine Schools Sharing Success Stories

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Professional Development & Training Opportunities

PRIORITY NOTICE: DOE Virtual Professional Learning Now Available Through Mid-June!

The Maine Department of Education has posted an updated and robust schedule of virtual professional learning, office hours and meetings through mid-June to support school and district staff with their professional learning needs as they conclude emergency teaching plans and prepare for the possible scenarios we will face in the 2020-2021 school year. | Virtual Meeting Schedule

FREE TRAINING for Comprehensive Emergency Operations Planning: A Framework for Fall 2020

Maine Department of Education is proud to announce that our Maine School Safety Center Team will be hosting a series for all School Administrative Units (SAUs) and their Collaborative Planning Team members to create or review their Emergency Operations Plans.| Virtual Meeting Schedule | More

Combating Child Sexual Abuse, Exploitation, and Trafficking: June Zoom Meeting Series Schedule

Our Maine School Safety Center (MSSC) will be hosting an important series with community experts on addressing sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking. The virtual series will run through the month of June, each Thursday at 10:00.| More

Professional Learning Opportunity: Identifying Where Your Students are, in Order to Adjust Instruction

COVID-19 has created unique challenges in education as students finish the year with distance learning. The Maine Department of Education, in collaboration of guest presenter Beth Ratway, is pleased to offer two sessions to examine how to look at this “gap”. How do teachers figure out where their students are at and plan for next year? | More

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Latest DOE Career/Project Opportunities

View current Maine Department of Education employment opportunities here