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May 21, 2014

National Charter School Group Highlights 2013 Victories

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has released its annual report, detailing its charter success stories at the federal and state levels.

March 22, 2014

Student-Centered Learning: Knowing It When We See It

Seeing students take ownership of their learning is the only way for learner-centered education to go to scale.

March 17, 2014

Questions Raised About Pearson as Provider for New Maine Virtual School

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

Statewide 1-to-1 Computing Initiatives Face a Long, Slow, Difficult Journey

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 Considers Ban on Virtual Schools, in Favor of Statewide Program

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

New Maine Law Will Encourage High-Poverty Schools to Serve Summer Meals

The law will require many districts to provide federally funded meals during their summer programs. It includes an opt-out provision.

February 03, 2014

Utah Transgender Students' Bathroom Access Would Be Limited Under Bill

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

Maine Supreme Court Sides With Transgender Student on Bathroom Access

The school originally allowed the student to use the girls' bathroom, but it changed course after controversy surrounding the issue.

January 07, 2014

Maine Gov. LePage Nominates Maine Interim K-12 Chief Rier to Top Spot

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

Early-Childhood Community Upset Maine Won't Compete in Race to Top

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.

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