Maine is set to vote on legislation that would ban new virtual charter schools, while creating a statewide cyber program for all public students.
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February 24, 2014
February 14, 2014
The law will require many districts to provide federally funded meals during their summer programs. It includes an opt-out provision.
February 03, 2014
The bill would prohibit a student from using "a gender-segregated public school bathroom that does not correspond to the student's phenotype."
January 30, 2014
The school originally allowed the student to use the girls' bathroom, but it changed course after controversy surrounding the issue.
January 07, 2014
Jim Rier is currently Maine's acting commissioner, and has worked at the state department since 2003, when he became its director of finance and operations.
November 13, 2013
Maine won't compete for $37 million from the federal government to improve early-childhood education because of the strings attached, which is angering early-childhood advocates.
September 05, 2013
By guest blogger Catherine Gewertz Under pressure from common-core opponents, Maine Gov. Paul R. LePage has signed an executive order declaring that the state's schools are fully in charge of the academic standards that guide their teaching. Maine adopted the common standards in April of 2011. Acc...
August 16, 2013
Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen announced he is leaving his position to work on strategic innovation at the Council of Chief State School Officers.
June 17, 2013
Have you watched the 10-part video series A Year at Mission Hill and thought, "That's great, but I can't do that in my school." Well, what if you could? Educator Kim Farris-Berg explains how.
June 05, 2013
The Maine Senate has passed a moratorium on virtual charters there, and New Jersey's education chief has denied two virtual charters permission to open.