Education Commissioner applauds expansion of student learning opportunities

The Maine Charter School Commission voted today to approve the state’s first virtual charter school, which could begin start serving students this fall AUGUSTA – Education Commissioner Jim Rier released the following statement today in response to the Maine Charter School Commission’s approval of the state’s first public virtual charter school. The unanimous approval authorizes the … Continue reading Education Commissioner applauds expansion of student learning opportunities

New schools proposed to Charter Commission

AUGUSTA – The Maine Charter School Commission (MCSC) has received applications from four groups interested in opening public charter schools in the fall of 2014. Those submitting applications by the Dec. 2 deadline to join Maine’s five existing public charter schools included Lewiston-Auburn Academy Charter School, Lewiston; Maine Connections Academy; Maine Virtual Academy; and Many … Continue reading New schools proposed to Charter Commission

Commission receives notice of 7 charter school proposals

AUGUSTA – Seven groups informed the Maine Charter School Commission (MCSC) that they plan to submit applications to open public charter schools in Maine.  All of the groups hope to open a school in the fall of 2014. The deadline for delivery of the letters to the Maine Charter School Commission or having them postmarked … Continue reading Commission receives notice of 7 charter school proposals

Commissioner Bowen to help honor inaugural grads of Maine’s first charter school

HINCKLEY – Less than two years after Governor Paul R. LePage’s landmark student choice legislation finally allowing public charter schools in Maine went into effect, his Education Commissioner will help celebrate the state’s first charter school graduation. Commissioner Stephen Bowen will speak this evening at the ceremony for the 10 students in the first class … Continue reading Commissioner Bowen to help honor inaugural grads of Maine’s first charter school

Maine Charter School Commission seeks new member

AUGUSTA - The Maine Charter School Commission is seeking candidates interested in replacing outgoing member Dr. Richard Barnes. Barnes is not seeking reappointment to the Commission, which consists of seven members appointed by the Maine State Board of Education. The Maine State Charter School Commission mission is to provide thoughtful stewardship in authorizing and monitoring … Continue reading Maine Charter School Commission seeks new member