PRESS RELEASE: Maine DOE and MDOL launch bus driver hiring initiative for veterans

For Immediate Release For more information contact: Rachel Paling at 207-624-6747 or rachel.paling@maine.gov or Julie Rabinowitz at (207) 621-5009 or Julie.Rabinowitz@maine.gov Augusta, Maine – Maine Department of Labor (MDOL) is collaborating with the Maine Department of Education (DOE) for the 2017 Maine Hire-A-Vet campaign to offer free training for veterans interested in becoming a school … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Maine DOE and MDOL launch bus driver hiring initiative for veterans

Maine DOE awards 3 additional EMBRACE grants for regional efficiency initiatives

Augusta – The Maine Department of Education (DOE) today announced 3 additional grant awards for collaborative initiatives undertaken by schools and educational agencies as part of a statewide regional opportunity and efficiency initiative called EMBRACE. In April, 7 grants totaling nearly $3 million in funds were originally announced kicking off the EMBRACE initiative: Enabling Maine students … Continue reading Maine DOE awards 3 additional EMBRACE grants for regional efficiency initiatives

Media Release: Maine DOE to Host Virtual Reality Expo for Educators

Augusta, Maine – The Maine Department of Education (DOE) and the Maine State Library are teaming up to host a Virtual Reality Immersive Expo for educators on June 19th from 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Maine State Library. Attendees are asked to register for the expo in advance at no cost. The event is being … Continue reading Media Release: Maine DOE to Host Virtual Reality Expo for Educators

Maine kids in need of education “surrogate” parents

Augusta – The Maine Department of Education (DOE) is seeking volunteers to serve as an education “surrogate” parent to a child or children with disabilities who have no available natural parents and/or guardians, including children in the custody of the state. An educational surrogate parent is appointed to act independently on behalf of a student … Continue reading Maine kids in need of education “surrogate” parents

2017 County Teachers of the Year honored

Teachers from each of Maine’s 16 counties were today honored in Augusta’s State Capitol at an annual event in the Hall of Flags announcing the 2017 Maine County Teachers of the Year. The group is the county finalists for Maine Teacher of the Year, an honor awarded each year to one teacher in Maine. The … Continue reading 2017 County Teachers of the Year honored

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2017 Maine County Teachers of the Year to be announced 5/11 at 2pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rachel Paling (207) 624-6747 or rachel.paling@maine.gov What: 16 Maine teachers will be announced and honored as part of the Maine Department of Education’s annual Maine County Teachers of the Year awards. The teachers were nominated by a member of their community and chosen by a panel of teachers, principals and business community … Continue reading MEDIA ADVISORY: 2017 Maine County Teachers of the Year to be announced 5/11 at 2pm

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2017 Maine Farm to School Cook-Off FINALS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rachel Paling (207) 624-6747 or rachel.paling@maine.gov What: 2017 Maine Farm to School Cook-Off is a Maine Department of Education event that is part of the State’s child nutrition projects and follows legislation to support healthy meals in schools. During the event local school food service teams prepare a breakfast and lunch meal within a … Continue reading MEDIA ADVISORY: 2017 Maine Farm to School Cook-Off FINALS