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  • Northern Maine Community College Student Makes a Lasting Difference - Bangor Daily News
    published on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:07:35 GMT
    Bangor Daily NewsNorthern Maine Community College Student Makes a Lasting DifferenceBangor Daily NewsBrady Hawkins, a recent Northern Maine Community College Precision Machining Technology graduate, prepares metal eagle feathers for engraving. The feathers will be part of a permanent display to recognize Micmac veterans in Aroostook County....
  • Maine Lawmakers Debate Whether to Keep Voter-Backed Tax on Wealthy - Fox Business
    published on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:04:00 GMT
    Bangor Daily NewsMaine Lawmakers Debate Whether to Keep Voter-Backed Tax on WealthyFox BusinessIn Maine, the conflict goes back to a ballot referendum last November in which voters endorsed adding the high-income tax with the goal of raising $320 million for education funding over two years. The National Education Association, a union with more ...Maine Governor: Government Will Shut Down, but Parks Won'tU.S. News & World ReportGrowing prospect of shutdown casts a pall over State HousePress ...
  • Discord over education funding threatens to shut down Maine government - CBS News
    published on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:02:00 GMT
    CBS NewsDiscord over education funding threatens to shut down Maine governmentCBS NewsLast November, in addition to casting their votes for president, Maine voters considered a question proposing a three-percent surtax on income above $200,000. The revenue from this surtax would be earmarked specifically for supporting public education ...Maine should fear being labeled a high tax state. Just look at Connecticut.Bangor Daily Newsall 9 news articles »...
  • Our View: More Maine students would benefit from technical education - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
    published on Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:11:12 GMT
    Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelOur View: More Maine students would benefit from technical educationKennebec Journal & Morning SentinelThat is one reason so few Maine high school students take part in career and technical education. Just 14 percent of students take one or more class, and just 6 percent choose it as a concentration, both less than the national average. That's why the ...and more »...
  • SSC Announces Upcoming Fall Semester - Bangor Daily News
    published on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:16:00 GMT
    SSC Announces Upcoming Fall SemesterBangor Daily News“Drawing, the Basics and Beyond”, “Health of the Gulf of Maine”, “Charlatan or Gifted Healer?” are just a few course titles in the line-up for the fall semester for Sunrise Senior College. The mission of Sunrise Senior College is to provide ......
  • Growing / Drawing – Translating Nature into Art - Bangor Daily News
    published on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:38:33 GMT
    Bangor Daily NewsGrowing / Drawing – Translating Nature into ArtBangor Daily NewsArtist John Walker and curator Joachim Homann discuss Walker's recent series of works on paper, Sydney Botanical Gardens, on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Presented by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in conjunction with the exhibition ......
  • Maine schools blaze a trail in new approach to education - Press Herald
    published on Sun, 11 Jun 2017 08:05:29 GMT
    Press HeraldMaine schools blaze a trail in new approach to educationPress HeraldThis is the first of three stories about Maine's move toward proficiency-based education. The series was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with ...and more »...
  • Maine House Republican leader: Education spending must be efficient, effective - Press Herald
    published on Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:06:18 GMT
    Press HeraldMaine House Republican leader: Education spending must be efficient, effectivePress HeraldAUGUSTA — Republicans fully support the principle enshrined in the Maine Constitution that education is “essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people,” and it is the Legislature's responsibility to ensure that right for ...Why Maine's budget talks are going nowhere fastBangor Daily NewsLePage Says He'll Veto Budget If It Doesn't Overhaul School Fu...
  • Dems: Budget Row Could Affect Maine Parks on Holiday Weekend - U.S. News & World Report
    published on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:52:38 GMT
    Dems: Budget Row Could Affect Maine Parks on Holiday WeekendU.S. News & World ReportBut the Friday deadline to enact a budget is looming, and Democrats and Republicans remain apart on education funding. Maine won't have money to pay state workers if it doesn't have a budget, and that means everything from recreational areas and ...and more »...
  • Natural Brass Embossed Necklace - Bangor Daily News
    published on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:09:17 GMT
    Bangor Daily NewsNatural Brass Embossed NecklaceBangor Daily NewsCome to this class at Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront to create interesting jewelry that gets noticed. You will learn the technique to texturize and emboss natural brass pieces, combined with beautiful beads to make a whimsical and ......