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  • 15 Years Later, Maine's 'One Laptop Per Child' Initiative Hasn't Helped Test Scores - Fortune
    published on Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:40:56 GMT
    Fortune15 Years Later, Maine's 'One Laptop Per Child' Initiative Hasn't Helped Test ScoresFortuneAmy Johnson, an education researcher, told NPR that low-income and rural students get less training in how to use their laptops than those in larger and better-funded schools. There are mitigating factors: Maine hasn't emphasized the training teachers ......
  • Maine governor calls classroom teachers 'a dime a dozen' - Education Week (subscription)
    published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:31:20 GMT
    WAGMMaine governor calls classroom teachers 'a dime a dozen'Education Week (subscription)Lois Kilby-Chesley, the president of Maine's largest teachers union, says the union supports career and technical education in the schools. But she says she does not agree with the governor's "dime a dozen" statement, especially since Maine is ...Collins, King Encourage Maine High School Students to Apply for US Senate Youth ProgramWAGMMaine's gubernatorial race remains wide ope...
  • Proposed Maine graduation rule changes would harm disabled kids, advocates say - Bangor Daily News
    published on Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:20:03 GMT
    Bangor Daily NewsProposed Maine graduation rule changes would harm disabled kids, advocates sayBangor Daily NewsEducators and advocates are speaking out about proposed changes to Maine's law on proficiency-based diplomas. At a public hearing on Monday, they said new rules proposed by the Maine Department of Education may violate federal law and could keep ......
  • At new Cianbro facility, LePage praises vocational training, calls teachers 'a dime a dozen' - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
    published on Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:09:00 GMT
    WABIAt new Cianbro facility, LePage praises vocational training, calls teachers 'a dime a dozen'Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelLois Kilby-Chesley, president of the Maine Education Association, the state's largest teachers union, said in an interview afterward she was surprised to hear about the governor's comments because Maine is struggling to fill many teaching positions ...Maine-Based Construction Company Unveils Workforce Development CenterWABIall 4 news articles &ra...
  • Gov. LePage clashes with Maine's teachers - WGME
    published on Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:09:51 GMT
    WGMEGov. LePage clashes with Maine's teachersWGMEThe Maine Education Association president says with school starting soon, the governor will see for himself how hard teachers are to come by. The governor was speaking at an event at the new Cianbro Workforce Development Center. He made the comment ...and more »...
  • Educators attend science and engineering workshop in Waterville - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
    published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:04:28 GMT
    Educators attend science and engineering workshop in WatervilleKennebec Journal & Morning SentinelWATERVILLE β€” More than 50 Maine science educators participated in a three-dimensional science and engineering workshop held last month by Thomas College's Center for Innovation in Education, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance and the Next ......
  • In Turkey, Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This Fall - Maine Public
    published on Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:00:12 GMT
    Maine PublicIn Turkey, Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This FallMaine PublicCritics accuse Turkey's president of pushing a more conservative, religious ideology β€” at the expense of young people's education. At a playground in an upscale, secular area of Istanbul, parents and grandparents express concern over the new policy.and more »...
  • Central Maine business briefs - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
    published on Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:34:04 GMT
    Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelCentral Maine business briefsKennebec Journal & Morning SentinelAttendees will receive six hours of continuing education credits for Maine and New Hampshire Insurance. β€œThe quality of speakers this year is exceptional,” says Chapter President, Carl Hanson, certified financial planner with IIS Financial Services ......
  • Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School ... - NPR
    published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:15:00 GMT
    NPRDo Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School ...NPRIt was 15 years ago that Maine began the first, and still the only, statewide school laptop program. Experts worry that an attempt to bridge the digital divide might ...and more »...
  • District 64 approves unspecified 'settlement' with student accused in Maine South threat - Chicago Tribune
    published on Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:09:37 GMT
    Chicago TribuneDistrict 64 approves unspecified 'settlement' with student accused in Maine South threatChicago TribuneOfficials on the Park Ridge-Niles District 64 Board of Education unanimously approved what they're calling a "settlement agreement" between the district and a student accused of threatening to bring a gun to Maine South High School last month....