Winter holidays in the classroom

The following information has been put together with the support of the Council of State Social Studies Specialists (CS4) to help educators who are planning to include seasonal holiday activities in their classrooms and at their schools. Before planning, think about the following questions compiled from teachhub.com, educateiowa.gov, the First Amendment Center, and Teaching Tolerance: Is … Continue reading Winter holidays in the classroom

PRIORITY NOTICE: Two important updates; reporting delay and urgent Title V eligibility verification

The following priority notice contains two important notices for districts. 1. Urgent Title V eligibility verification To align the Title V (Rural Education Achievement Program -REAP) Grant timeline to other Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Federal Programs, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) has revised data collection and submission dates with a more aggressive … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Two important updates; reporting delay and urgent Title V eligibility verification

Priority Notice: Maine DOE seeks assessment waiver

The following notice was sent to Superintendents, District Assessment Coordinators and Special Education Directors on November 30, 2017. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), limits the percentage of students assessed using an alternate assessment to no more than one percent (1%) of the … Continue reading Priority Notice: Maine DOE seeks assessment waiver

Maine DOE Update – November 30, 2017

From the Maine Department of Education Priority Notices PRIORITY NOTICE: Deadline for Part I Application for Regional Service Centers is November 30 PRIORITY NOTICE: Proposed changes for Certification and PEPG Rules; Hearings on Dec. 27 Reporting Items Regional school calendars due by May 4 School administrative units and private schools approved for tuition purposes are … Continue reading Maine DOE Update – November 30, 2017

School Meal Benefits

The School Lunch Program can help families that are struggling financially with their food costs.  Households can apply anytime throughout the school year for meal benefits that are offered by school districts. A family may apply for any reason: a change in employment, household size, gaining guardianship of a child or simply applying for the … Continue reading School Meal Benefits

Free Professional Development Webinar: Overview & Preparation Tips for the NextGen Accuplacer

Reach Higher Maine has developed this series of free webinars designed to help support school counselors in their work exposing students to career and college opportunities. Each webinar is recorded and posted to our Google Classroom (join code 1bs991n) and available to counselors as an alternative professional development session for use during In Service Days … Continue reading Free Professional Development Webinar: Overview & Preparation Tips for the NextGen Accuplacer

Regional school calendars due by May 4

School administrative units and private schools approved for tuition purposes are expected to establish regional school calendars, in coordination with their local secondary career and technical education school, by May 4, 2018.   The Legislature enacted that requirement as part of Public Law 2011, Chapter 686, which expands access to career and technical education in Maine and ensures … Continue reading Regional school calendars due by May 4