Read to Ride Summer Reading Challenge

Summer vacation is a welcome break from the daily school routine for children and parents alike, but the summer months can be a significant interruption to students’ learning if young minds are not kept active while school is out of session. Summer learning loss is a well-documented phenomenon, particularly with respect to reading achievement. Students … Continue reading Read to Ride Summer Reading Challenge

MEA Alternate Science – PAAP submissions due April 30th

The Personalized Alternate Assessment Portfolio (PAAP) Science testing window is coming to a close. The PAAP assesses students with the most significant cognitive disabilities in grades 5, 8, and third year high school as an alternate to the MEA Science assessment. All electronic PAAP submissions are due April 30th.  Measured Progress has provided return material … Continue reading MEA Alternate Science – PAAP submissions due April 30th

Attendance Matters: Connecting For Student Success Regional Meetings

Attendance Matters! The Spring Connecting For Student Success regional meetings sponsored by ME Department of Education and Count ME In are happening statewide. You can attend a regional meeting that is convenient for you. Lewiston -Tuesday, March 14 Portland -  Wednesday, March 22 Bangor – Monday, March 27 Caribou – Tuesday, March 28 Augusta – … Continue reading Attendance Matters: Connecting For Student Success Regional Meetings

Take the ‘Read to ME Challenge’

Augusta - Maine’s First Lady launched the Read to ME Challenge today at the Blaine House. Reflecting on how she and her husband, Governor Paul LePage, raised their children by reading to them and exploring the world through reading, Mrs. LePage shared, “I knew that when a child learns to read, there is nothing they … Continue reading Take the ‘Read to ME Challenge’

Maine DOE Prepares for Year 2 of Read to ME Challenge Campaign

During February of 2016, the Maine Department of Education’s Literacy for ME  initiative organized and promoted the Read to ME Challenge.  This simple but powerful campaign challenged adults to read to children for 15 minutes, to capture that reading episode via a photo and then post it on social media to challenge others to do … Continue reading Maine DOE Prepares for Year 2 of Read to ME Challenge Campaign

State Assessment Results for 2015-16 Now Publicly Available

Augusta – The Maine Department of Education today released state assessment results for the 2015-2016 school year. “We are confident in this year’s test results, and hope parents, teachers, administrators, and other interested parties will value and utilize the data gathered through the assessment process,” said Dr. Charlene Tucker, Maine DOE’s Assessment and Accountability Team … Continue reading State Assessment Results for 2015-16 Now Publicly Available

Biddeford Middle School Music Teacher among top 25 semi-finalists nationwide for Music Educator of the Year

Biddeford Middle School Music Teacher Amy Delorge was recently named a top 25 semi-finalist from a field of 2,000 nominees nationwide for Music Educator of the Year.  The winner will be named on December 15, 2016 at the Chicago Midwest International Band Clinic. “It is an honor to be considered among those who make such … Continue reading Biddeford Middle School Music Teacher among top 25 semi-finalists nationwide for Music Educator of the Year