2017 Maine Integrated Youth health Survey Data

The 2017 MIYHS data has just been released. State and public health district data is available to the public for the 5th and 6th grade survey, as well as the middle and high school surveys. Kindergarten and third grade parent survey data is available at the State level. Go to MIYHS website: https://data.mainepublichealth.gov/miyhs/2017_reports_results Over 61,000 … Continue reading 2017 Maine Integrated Youth health Survey Data

Tutoring for students who receive special education

The Maine Department of Education’s Office of Special Education would like to remind special educators about the provision of specially designed instruction on IEPs.    When students are out of school because of discipline, an abbreviated school day, or medical reasons, tutoring may be provided as a short-term measure to ensure that students receive instruction. Tutoring is not specially designed instruction.   … Continue reading Tutoring for students who receive special education

Maine DOE provides complimentary 2017-18 law books to Superintendents

The Maine DOE acquired enough copies of the Maine Education and School Statutes 2017-2018 Edition law book from the publisher, Swan Island Press, to distribute one at no charge to each Superintendent of Schools in Maine. The law books are in the mail and should be received soon. To purchase additional copies of this law … Continue reading Maine DOE provides complimentary 2017-18 law books to Superintendents

Maine MIC3 Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Commission on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will be held on Thursday November 30 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 228 of the State House in Augusta. All 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, belong to the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3). Each state appoints a council to oversee … Continue reading Maine MIC3 Council Meeting

Webinars planned for districts over 1% for alternate assessment

All districts above the 1% for alternate assessments will receive an Action Plan document to provide justifications on November 20th. Action Plans will be submitted to the State by December 10th.. Maine will provide an opportunity for Public Comment before the December 19th submission of a state waiver. Two webinars will be available to aid … Continue reading Webinars planned for districts over 1% for alternate assessment

New survey for identifying English learners

The Maine Department of Education (DOE) has developed a new survey called, Language Use Survey (formerly Home Language Survey) to be used in the identification of English learners. The Language Use Survey is to be administered to the parent/guardian of every student enrolling in a School Administrative Unit (SAU) for the first time and must … Continue reading New survey for identifying English learners

Maine’s 2017 Presidential Awards State Finalists for grades 7-12th Mathematics and Science Teachers

The Maine Department of Education is pleased to announce the Maine state selection committees for the 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program has selected as the state-level finalists for 7-12th grade teachers of mathematics Ellen Payne from Nokomis Regional High School and Priya Natarajan from Casco Bay High for … Continue reading Maine’s 2017 Presidential Awards State Finalists for grades 7-12th Mathematics and Science Teachers