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, Maine Department of Education Child Nutrition (Maine DOE) is seeking organizations who would like to … Continue reading Organizations needed to feed hungry children this summer

Nominations sought for 2018 Maine Teacher of the Year

AUGUSTA – Nominations are now open for the 2018 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. 6. To be considered, a teacher must hold at least a four-year degree and be … Continue reading Nominations sought for 2018 Maine Teacher of the Year

Department releases application for innovative, regional school construction pilot

Department releases application for innovative, regional school construction pilot AUGUSTA – Acting Commissioner Robert G. Hasson today announced that the Maine Department of Education, in concert with the State Board of Education, has released an application for innovative, regional school construction and is encouraging school districts to work together to apply for the 2017-2018 rating cycle. The … Continue reading Department releases application for innovative, regional school construction pilot

ESSA web page launched

The following Priority Notice was sent on July 7, 2016 The Maine Department of Education has launched its Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) web page that will continue to develop as the State builds its framework in implementing the law signed by President Obama in December. ESSA reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to … Continue reading ESSA web page launched

The Maine State Board of Education has renewed leadership and new members

For Immediate Release  Monday, April 4 AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage has reappointed Martha Harris to the State Board of Education for a second five-year term.  She has served on the Board since 2010, including one year as vice chair and as chair of the Board since July of 2015. Harris is an accomplished … Continue reading The Maine State Board of Education has renewed leadership and new members

Student sought to serve on State Board of Education — applications due Feb. 22

The Maine State Board of Education is seeking a student from the second congressional district in Maine to serve as a participating, non-voting member. Student members have all the responsibilities and privileges of regular members. The responsibilities include: being knowledgeable of current education issues, carefully preparing for regular monthly meetings and participating actively in the discussions … Continue reading Student sought to serve on State Board of Education — applications due Feb. 22

State Board of Education elects new leadership

AUGUSTA - The Maine State Board of Education has new leadership, having elected Martha J. Harris as chair and Alan R. Burton as vice-chair. Come September, Ms. Harris will have served on the board for five years having been appointed by Governor Baldacci and one year for Mr. Burton, appointed by Governor Paul R. LePage. Ms. … Continue reading State Board of Education elects new leadership