PRIORITY NOTICE: GI Bill benefits available for high school students

The Maine Department of Education, the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3), and the Maine State Approving Agency for Veterans Education sponsor the following message: Some of your high school students may be eligible for thousands of dollars of GI Bill benefits while attending high school. Maine has nearly 130,000 veterans, many of whom have … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: GI Bill benefits available for high school students

Maine DOE welcomes educators and students back to school

As many Maine schools welcome students back on campus and into the classroom over the coming weeks, the Maine Department of Education would like to wish every student and educator an exhilarating start to the 2017 – 2018 school year. We hope the coming year is filled with new aspirations, fascinating challenges, and exciting learning. … Continue reading Maine DOE welcomes educators and students back to school

Join the Read to Ride Summer Reading Challenge

If you are like many teachers and parents at this time of year, you are celebrating the growth students have made as learners but wondering if that growth will be maintained over the summer months. Keeping young minds stimulated during summer vacation is so important to maintaining learning gains and one of the best ways … Continue reading Join the Read to Ride Summer Reading Challenge

Maine DOE issues reminder to complete survey on the identification and exit criteria for English learners

This notice is a reminder asking everyone in the education community to take a few minutes to complete a survey on how to identify English learners and when to exit English learners from service. Take the Survey Now Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states are required to establish a uniform method of identifying and reclassifying … Continue reading Maine DOE issues reminder to complete survey on the identification and exit criteria for English learners

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

Maine DOE Partnering with UMFK to Expand AP4ALL Program

The Maine Department of Education (DOE) and the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) are pleased to announce a partnership for the statewide AP4ALL program. In its tenth year running, the AP4ALL program has become increasingly popular among high school students throughout the state by offering the opportunity to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses, … Continue reading Maine DOE Partnering with UMFK to Expand AP4ALL Program

PRIORITY NOTICE: Seeking Public Comment for the Maine Department of Education Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan

The Maine Department of Education is seeking 30 days of public comment on Maine’s ESSA State Consolidated Plan from March 1 - 30, 2017 The passage of the Every Students Succeeds Act in 2015 shifted the former Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 from a federally driven, highly prescriptive set of programs and regulations … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Seeking Public Comment for the Maine Department of Education Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan