Seeking recommendations for Educator Talent Pool

The Maine Department of Education is seeking recommendations for the 2013 Maine Educator Talent Pool. The Talent Pool is made up of teachers and principals who can be considered for local and state advisory boards and task forces along with opportunities for special recognition through the Maine DOE. The Talent Pool is currently seeking elementary … Continue reading Seeking recommendations for Educator Talent Pool

Charter school commission schedules more public input sessions

The following is a news release from the Maine State Charter School Commission. Commission adds sessions in Presque Isle, Machias to hear from public about rural educational needs AUGUSTA – The Maine State Charter School Commission will travel to Aroostook and Washington counties in early April to hear from the public about regional educational needs … Continue reading Charter school commission schedules more public input sessions

Nominations open for 2013 Teacher of the Year

The Maine Department of Education is accepting nominations for the 2013 Maine Teacher of the Year through Feb. 29, 2012.  Anyone -- parents, students, fellow teachers, administrators -- can nominate a teacher for this special recognition. Any certified Maine teacher or specialist currently giving daily classroom instruction in a Maine-approved public or private elementary, secondary, … Continue reading Nominations open for 2013 Teacher of the Year

Video: Banquet honors Teacher of the Year, finalists

The 2012 Maine Teacher of the Year, Alana Margeson from Caribou High School, and the five finalists were honored at a banquet and awards ceremony Friday evening in Bangor.  Margeson received the title of 2012 Maine Teacher of the Year in a surprise all-school assembly in September. As well as accolades from family, friends, school … Continue reading Video: Banquet honors Teacher of the Year, finalists

Bowen presents $25,000 Milken Award to Yarmouth teacher

Surprise! Morgan Cuthbert receives the prestigious award in front of students and colleagues YARMOUTH – A seventh-grade mathematics and science teacher in his 12th year of teaching was honored at a surprise all-school assembly Monday afternoon with the presentation of a prestigious national teaching award, and a check for $25,000. Maine Department of Education Commissioner … Continue reading Bowen presents $25,000 Milken Award to Yarmouth teacher

Bowen: Vote on rigorous standards creates certainty for Maine schools

Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen said Monday’s unanimous passage by the Education Committee of the Common Core State Standards means schools throughout the state can start focusing on adjusting their curriculum to the new, rigorous standards. All but two states collectively developed and plan to adopt the core set of academic standards in mathematics and English … Continue reading Bowen: Vote on rigorous standards creates certainty for Maine schools

Bowen Sworn in as Education Chief

Press release from the Office of Governor Paul LePage Augusta, Maine – Governor Paul LePage administered the oath to Stephen Bowen Friday afternoon. Bowen becomes Maine’s 27th Education Commissioner. Bowen was endorsed by the Maine Senate Thursday by a vote of 25-10. “I have asked Steve Bowen to be our Commissioner of Education because we … Continue reading Bowen Sworn in as Education Chief