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 Stephen Bowen presented the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award to Morgan Cuthbert in front of students, colleagues, and local and state dignitaries at Frank H. Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth.

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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.

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Drew Brees Takes on Maine Students in Rice Bowl Challenge

The New Orleans Saints quarterback and student teammates to battle Maine laptop students in fighting global hunger

AUGUSTA – Super Bowl 2010’s Most Valuable Player Drew Brees and the United Nations World Food Program are challenging students and sports fans to team up for a different kind of bowl game this February, with the goal of beating global hunger.

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Maine Students Score Better Than in Most States on National Science Test

AUGUSTA – Maine students outperformed students in most other states on the National Assessment of Educational Progress science test, the only test of student achievement that allows comparison of student performance across states.

Maine tied for the fifth highest science score in grade 4 and tied for eighth highest in grade 8. By some measures, such as percent of student proficiency, Maine ranks even higher on the test, which was administered in 2009 and is being reported today.

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