Maine DOE Update – July 31, 2020


From the Maine Department of Education

Reporting Items

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News & Updates

Mills Administration Releases Guidance to Assist Schools with Fall Plans

The Mills Administration today released updated guidance to assist school communities in making their decisions about how to resume instruction this fall in the face of COVID-19.  This guidance includes the Health Advisory System that classifies counties’ relative risk by color as well as updated requirements for schools to reopen safely. | More

Maine Department of Education Awarded $16.9 Million for “Rethinking Remote Education Ventures” Project 

The Maine Department of Education (DOE) has been awarded $16.9 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s Rethink K-12 Education Models Funding. Maine is one of 11 States to receive funding. Maine’s project, Rethinking Remote Education Ventures (RREV) offers a multi-pronged solution with a primary goal of generating innovative remote learning models to provide equitable access to high quality remote learning opportunities for all students. | More

Maine DOE Provides Complimentary 2020-2021 Law Books to Superintendents

The Maine Department of Education has acquired enough copies of the Maine Education and School Statutes 2020-2021 Edition law book from the publisher, Swan Island Press, to distribute one, at no charge, to each superintendent of schools in Maine. | More

English Language Arts, Life and Career Ready, and Mathematics Standards Updated

Final adoption of Chapter 132 is effective July 20, 2020, following the submission of all required Administrative Procedures Act (APA) documentation with the Secretary of State’s Office. Chapter 132: Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction revised the English Language Arts, Life and Career Ready (formerly Career and Education Development), and Mathematics standards. | More

Notification Regarding the Maine Department of Education Accommodations Policy

A policy on Requesting Reasonable Accommodations in dispute resolution matters has been reviewed and approved by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and adopted by the Maine Department of Education. | More

Get to Know the DOE Team: Meet Julie Pelletier

Maine DOE team member Julie Pelletier is being highlighted this week as part of the Get to Know the Maine DOE Campaign. Learn a little more about Julie | More

Maine Schools Sharing Success Stories

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Professional Development & Training Opportunities

Juniper Hill School to Provide Summer Educator Institute Focused on Outdoor Learning in August

Juniper Hill School will be running a Teaching with Nature, Summer Educator Institute this summer in person August 5-8th at Juniper Hill School (with safety measures in place). It will be an opportunity for anyone interested in establishing outdoor learning at their schools or programs this fall. | More

Professional Learning Opportunity: Reopening Maine School Libraries

The Maine Association of School Libraries (MASL)  is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm to explore the issues around the reopening of Maine school libraries. | More

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Latest DOE Career/Project Opportunities

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