Secretary of State hosting ‘Voter Reg Rumble’ competition to encourage youth registration

This general election season, Maine’s Secretary of State is hosting a voter registration competition encouraging students to get involved in the electoral process. The 2016 Voter Reg Rumble will consist of two competitions, one for colleges and universities, and one for high schools. Throughout the state, schools will face off to see which school can get the … Continue reading Secretary of State hosting ‘Voter Reg Rumble’ competition to encourage youth registration

Updated College Scorecard available online for researching higher education institutions

The U.S. Department of Education recently released its first annual update of the redesigned College Scorecard — available at CollegeScorecard.ed.gov — to ensure that students and families have the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and reliable information available on colleges, all in an easy-to-understand format. The site allows visitors to sort and filter their search results to … Continue reading Updated College Scorecard available online for researching higher education institutions

Educator prep programs focus at higher education workshop

At the beginning of the month, higher education representatives gathered with Maine Department of Education staff to learn about, talk with, and come up with plans for educator preparation programs throughout Maine colleges and universities with educator career tracks. The objective of the workshop was to identify training needs to best prepare candidates for positions … Continue reading Educator prep programs focus at higher education workshop

Eligibility reminder for Aspirations Program

The Maine Department of Education's Aspirations Program provides eligible Maine high school students with an opportunity to receive academic credits toward both a high school diploma as well as an associate- or baccalaureate-level degree through enrollment and successful completion of college-level courses at approved Maine institutions. Public high school and home schooled students may be considered eligible … Continue reading Eligibility reminder for Aspirations Program

Early college opportunities worth exploring this summer

The Maine Department of Education would like to remind high school students of the many opportunities available for an early start on a college track. Though cost can be a limiting obstacle faced by students, with the dual enrollment/aspiration programs, participants can take college courses while in high school that will carry college credit. This … Continue reading Early college opportunities worth exploring this summer

Maine College Transitions program for adult learners

The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) has teamed up with the Maine Department of Education to help spread the word about the Maine College Transitions program to help prepare adult learners for college and careers. Maine College Transitions is a complete college preparation program that will set students up for success, step by step. It focuses on … Continue reading Maine College Transitions program for adult learners

Nominations sought for 2017 Maine Teacher of the Year

AUGUSTA — Nominations are now open for the 2017 Maine Teacher of the Year. Members of the public are encouraged to nominate educators who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and nurturing the achievement of all students at http://www.mainetoy.org through Feb. 8. To be considered, a teacher must hold at least a four-year degree and be … Continue reading Nominations sought for 2017 Maine Teacher of the Year