Annual English Teacher’s Conference at Point Lookout

The Maine Council of English Language Arts and Maine DOE announce the annual spring conference on Friday, March 23. Maria Padian, a three-time winner of both the Maine Literary Award for young people’s literature, and the Maine Library Association’s Lupine Award honor, is the keynote speaker. Padian’s works include Out of Nowhere, a story which … Continue reading Annual English Teacher’s Conference at Point Lookout

MEDIA RELEASE: Organizations needed to feed hungry children this summer

AUGUSTA — With the assistance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Maine public schools have long offered a nutritious breakfast and lunch meal program to thousands of income eligible children in Maine during the school year. To extend this program, the Child Nutrition team at the Maine Department of Education (Maine DOE) is seeking organizations … Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE: Organizations needed to feed hungry children this summer

Free Training, Technical Assistance, Equipment and Materials for Public Preschool Programs

The Maine Department of Education (DOE) has received a grant from the US Education Department to support public preschool teachers, special educators, principals and special education directors on providing high quality classroom environments and inclusion practices for 4 year-olds. Thr program is being offered through Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) a … Continue reading Free Training, Technical Assistance, Equipment and Materials for Public Preschool Programs

Administrative Letter: Guidance for suspension, expulsion and modified schedules in public preschool programs

Administrative Letter: 12 Policy Code: JKD To: Public School Administrators From: Robert G. Hasson, Jr., Ed. D. Commissioner Date: January 18, 2018 Subject: Guidance for suspension, expulsion and modified schedules in public preschool programs This guidance is offered by the Maine Department of Education to clarify suspension, expulsion, and modified schedules as they apply to … Continue reading Administrative Letter: Guidance for suspension, expulsion and modified schedules in public preschool programs

Certificates and Fingerprint Clearance Cards are now paperless

Certificates and Fingerprint Clearance Cards will now be available in a paperless form through the NEO Portal. As part of the streamline process for launching the new online certification system and to promote a more secure environment with less manual process and excess paper, certificates and fingerprint clearance cards will no longer be mailed to … Continue reading Certificates and Fingerprint Clearance Cards are now paperless

MEA Science and eMPowerME – Large Print and Paper Order Requests Due 1/26/18

If a student cannot take the MEA Mathematics and ELA/Literacy (grades 3-8) assessment online and needs a paper-version (regular size print or large print) due to an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), or special accommodations such as a 504 plan or other specific reasons, requests must be made individually using the following forms: eMPowerME LP Paper … Continue reading MEA Science and eMPowerME – Large Print and Paper Order Requests Due 1/26/18

School Health Profile Survey

The Maine Department of Education, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USCDC), conducts the School Health Profile (SHP) Survey for principals and lead health education teachers every two years. A packet with a letter explaining the details of the survey and the surveys will be mailed on Friday, January 19, 2018 to K-8, … Continue reading School Health Profile Survey