Governor LePage asks State Education Board to review Commissioner candidate

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage announced today that he hopes to make his Acting Education Commissioner permanent. In a letter sent Monday morning to the State Board of Education, Governor LePage said he intends to nominate Jim Rier, of Topsham, to be Commissioner of the Maine Department of Education, pending that 10-member board’s evaluation … Continue reading Governor LePage asks State Education Board to review Commissioner candidate

State Ed Board members complete national policy training

Arlington, VA — The newest members of the Maine State Board of Education are back from two days of intensive training from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) to help board members become highly effective state education policymakers. William H. Beardsley, of Ellsworth, Nichi Farnham, of Bangor, Peter Geiger, of Lewiston, and Ande … Continue reading State Ed Board members complete national policy training

State Education Board has new leadership

AUGUSTA – The Maine State Board of Education has new leadership, having elected Nancy S. Perkins as chair and Peter E. Geiger as vice-chair.   Perkins, of Cornish, had previously served as vice-chair and replaces outgoing chair Dr. Steven M. Pound, who will remain on the board. Retired from public education after three decades, Perkins … Continue reading State Education Board has new leadership