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  • MEA claims tax reform plans put Maine education jobs at risk - WGME
    published on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:48:45 GMT
    WGMEMEA claims tax reform plans put Maine education jobs at riskWGMESTATEWIDE (WGME) -- Both the House and Senate tax reform plans get rid of at least part of state and local tax deductions known as SALT, but Maine's largest teachers union says that move could put more than 1,000 education jobs and put public education ......
  • Maine officials address ND education policy committee - KFYR-TV
    published on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:34:24 GMT
    KFYR-TVMaine officials address ND education policy committeeKFYR-TVNot too long ago North Dakota passed the Innovative Education Bill, and during their visit to the East Coast, our legislators were able to see what that looked like and what results they had. Despite being 2,000 miles away, Senator Erin Oban says that ......
  • Maine's education data say schools hired 18000 in 2015. They didn't. - Bangor Daily News
    published on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:01:52 GMT
    Bangor Daily NewsMaine's education data say schools hired 18000 in 2015. They didn't.Bangor Daily NewsAs educators are increasingly asked to use data to adjust their teaching, the Maine Department of Education faces a number of challenges recording and presenting accurate information about Maine's schools to the public. A third-party vendor set up the ......
  • The humble Farmer: Do you suppose education would destroy redneck Maine? - Press Herald
    published on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:03:02 GMT
    The humble Farmer: Do you suppose education would destroy redneck Maine?Press HeraldWhen I entered the green trailer behind the lilac bushes on my south line, my old neighbor, Gramp Wiley, quickly hid a crumpled copy of Cosmopolitan beneath the cushion in his rocker. “Tim Sample told me about his last show in Eastport,” I gasped as I ......
  • Portland school officials craft transgender policy - Press Herald
    published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:08:13 GMT
    Press HeraldPortland school officials craft transgender policyPress HeraldMaine was the fourth state in the nation to adopt such a transathlete policy. 5. Maine Department of Education: The agency issued guidance to all school districts after passage of the 2012 anti-bullying law that included references to gender identity ......
  • Letter to the editor: Let proficiency be required before diploma is awarded - Press Herald
    published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:10:04 GMT
    Letter to the editor: Let proficiency be required before diploma is awardedPress HeraldThat's a problem that the Maine Workforce & Education Coalition sought to address when it created the MaineSpark initiative. The goal of the initiative is to ensure that 60 percent of Maine's workforce has a postsecondary degree or a professional ......
  • UMaine system sees another big boost in students 'from away' - Bangor Daily News
    published on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:05:14 GMT
    Bangor Daily NewsUMaine system sees another big boost in students 'from away'Bangor Daily NewsThe number of out-of-staters attending Maine's universities continues to grow, easing the financial strain on a state institution that's running low on prospective college students within its own borders. Maine welcomed 5,727 students from outside ...and more »...
  • Lead poisoning deaths up in New Hampshire loons despite law - Washington Post
    published on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:08:30 GMT
    Washington PostLead poisoning deaths up in New Hampshire loons despite lawWashington PostNew Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York and, most recently, Maine have passed or amended laws that limit or outright ban lead in fishing gear. Other states like Minnesota only have education programs for anglers. Maine first banned lead sinkers ...and more »...
  • Educating Maine's Workforce Part 2 - WABI
    published on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:26:26 GMT
    WABIEducating Maine's Workforce Part 2WABIAccording to the President of Beal College, Sheryl Dewalt, attracting people to attend school in Maine or to work in Maine can be difficult, so the best bet is to teach the people who are already here. "It's really important to provide education and ...and more »...