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  • State Officials Push to Shift Special Education to Schools - U.S. News & World Report
    published on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:28:05 GMT
    State Officials Push to Shift Special Education to SchoolsU.S. News & World ReportState Officials Push to Shift Special Education to Schools. Maine education officials are exploring shifting special education services for 3-to-5-year-olds from the state to local school districts. Sept. 21, 2017, at 3:59 p.m.. State Officials Push to ......
  • The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog - Maine Public
    published on Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:09:00 GMT
    Maine PublicThe Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan WatchdogMaine PublicBut the U.S. Education Department has just called a halt to the enforcement collaboration between itself and CFPB. This move leaves 44 million student loan borrowers, owing $1.4 trillion in debt, with potentially less, or at least less-coordinated ...CFPB Takes Action Against National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts, Transworld Systems for Illegal Student Loan Debt ...Consumer Financial Protection Bureauall 21 new...
  • State wants to shift special education for 3- to 5-year-olds to school districts - Press Herald
    published on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:09:05 GMT
    Press HeraldState wants to shift special education for 3- to 5-year-olds to school districtsPress HeraldA funding crisis and broken delivery model is prompting Maine education officials to recommend shifting special education services for 3- to 5-year olds from the state to local school districts. The proposal, expected to take three years to fully ...and more »...
  • Peer Education Program Expanding The Entire U-Maine System - WABI
    published on Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:03:01 GMT
    WABIPeer Education Program Expanding The Entire U-Maine SystemWABIU-M-F staffers say hundreds of students have gone through the program. Now, thanks to funding from the state attorney general's office, the project is expanding to the entire U-Maine system. It is a peer education program. The idea is that students are ...and more »...
  • Maine Department of Education makes push for regional services - Press Herald
    published on Tue, 05 Sep 2017 02:13:13 GMT
    Press HeraldMaine Department of Education makes push for regional servicesPress HeraldWhile the state Department of Education pushes plans to regionalize services, local educators are not sure what that will mean for school districts as they are now organized. Several Maine school districts are pursuing efforts to pool resources and ...and more »...
  • Augusta's Calumet foundation: 50 years, 1500 students helped, more than $1 million given out - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
    published on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:33:12 GMT
    Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelAugusta's Calumet foundation: 50 years, 1500 students helped, more than $1 million given outKennebec Journal & Morning SentinelHe found some help entering his junior year, in a $2,000 scholarship from a central Maine nonprofit group, the Calumet Educational & Literary Foundation. He also received the same $2,000 scholarship, the Tony Violette Memorial Scholarship, from the ......
  • Districts in Maine might begin serving preschoolers with special needs - Education Dive
    published on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:07:00 GMT
    Districts in Maine might begin serving preschoolers with special needsEducation DiveMaine Gov. Paul LePage is proposing that the state's school districts begin providing special education services for 3-to-5 year olds, as school districts do in most states. Currently, the state education department contracts with the state's Child ......
  • Education Grant Will Fund Maine Social Justice Initiative - U.S. News & World Report
    published on Fri, 25 Aug 2017 04:14:59 GMT
    Education Grant Will Fund Maine Social Justice InitiativeU.S. News & World ReportThe Maine Education Association says the initiative will help USM faculty, staff and students in academic study of current events. It says the grant's goals include increasing retention and graduation rates through social justice education. It also ...and more »...
  • RSU 85 board advised of student programs - Lewiston Sun Journal
    published on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:53:29 GMT
    RSU 85 board advised of student programsLewiston Sun JournalPratt presented a brief overview of last year's testing scores, noting that staff and administration would review the schoolwide Maine Education Association data and make further recommendations. Test scores measure student skills in English, language ......
  • Annual education workshop slated for Oct. 21 - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
    published on Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:15:01 GMT
    Annual education workshop slated for Oct. 21Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelThe day-long workshop will feature 12 active and retired Maine educators who will present sessions on teaching strategies and implementation of effective lessons, as well as personal enrichment sessions. Topics range from paper crafts, accessing free ......