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March 22, 2014
March 17, 2014
Connections Education LLC, a Pearson company, gets Maine's first virtual charter school contract, causing some concern in the state about Pearson's influence.
March 12, 2014
State efforts to put a digital device in the hands of every student are proving to be more difficult than many ed-tech advocates might have expected.
February 26, 2014
Maine is set to vote on legislation that would ban new virtual charter schools, while creating a statewide cyber program for all public students.
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 15, 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...