Maine DOE Update – June 12, 2020


From the Maine Department of Education

Reporting Items

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News & Updates

MEDIA RELEASE: Draft Framework for Return to Classroom Instruction Released

The Maine Department of Education released a draft framework to assist schools in planning for return to school scenarios in the fall. The framework was developed with input from multiple stakeholder groups, including the Department of Education’s Student Cabinet, community health experts, and educators representing the many roles in schools. | More

Child Nutrition Programs Continue to Feed Children Beyond School Year with Summer Food Service Program

With the assistance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Maine public schools have long offered a nutritious breakfast and lunch meal program to thousands of children in Maine during the school year. This year, many flexibilities were put into place to ensure children still had access to meals while learning remotely from home. We applaud everyone who worked hard to provide food to children during a challenging school year. With summer right around the corner, that important service must continue. The Summer Food Service Program, a U.S. Department of Agriculture program, operates at hundreds of sites across Maine to ensure children get the nutrition they need. | More

Department of Education: Our Commitment and Shared Resources to Combat Racism

During the recent weeks we have seen the very best and the very worst in humanity, and this is a time of deep divides, fear, and anger. The murder of George Floyd is only the most recent example in a long and tragic pattern. There are glaring injustices faced by members of our communities, rooted in a long history of systemic racism and violence. We at the Department of Education (DOE) share in the outrage and frustration, and stand with those who are peacefully protesting and demanding a change. We believe in the basic human dignities that should be afforded to all people in our country. We stand with and for our many colleagues, students, and their families who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) around the state, and will do all that we can to fight racism and inequities, and to ensure they are safe and welcomed in the State of Maine. We affirm with you that Black Lives Matter. | More

Get to Know the DOE Team: Meet Amelia Lyons

Maine DOE Team member Amelia Lyons is being highlighted this week as part of the Get to Know the Maine DOE Team campaign. Learn a little more about Amelia | More

Maine Schools Sharing Success Stories

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Professional Development & Training Opportunities

DOE Virtual Professional Learning Available Through Summer

The Maine Department of Education continues update a robust schedule of virtual professional learning, office hours and meetings through the summer months to support school and district staff with their professional learning needs as they prepare for the possible scenarios we will face in the 2020-2021 school year. | See the Virtual Meeting Schedule or try browsing in our new Calendar.

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Latest DOE Career/Project Opportunities

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