The Wabanaki people hope their history and culture find more of a presence in the state’s classrooms, as a 2001 law intended.
Private schools’ public funding raises concerns
Lack of financial accountability for Maine’s private schools that heavily rely on public funds troubles education officials and lawmakers.
Building strength: Addressing mental health challenges among Maine youth
Schools, mental health experts and students themselves are working to address ‘heartbreaking’ rates of suicide and depression among youth.
A look at how Maine’s schools could improve teaching of immigrant kids
Maine school systems have abundant resources to offer, though many immigrant families are unaware of the resources available to help students succeed.
More than 40 percent of Maine high schoolers report mental health problems, new survey says
About 19% of students seriously considered attempting suicide in the last 12 months, including more than 40% of gay, lesbian, or bi-sexual students.
Maine’s average teacher salaries lag rest of New England states, data shows
The National Education Association (NEA) reported that Maine teacher salaries, on average, were just over $57,000 in 2020-21.
Looking for a cake mixer, finding a medieval manuscript in Waterville
A bargain hunter discovers a leaf from the 700-year-old Beauvais Missal while dropping by an estate sale.
Maine offers lessons in how to cope with the national college enrollment crisis
Maine has been dealing for a decade with the student decline now happening everywhere.
Maine’s private school leaders can make as much as twice the salary as public school principals
Analysis of IRS filings shows heads of town “academies” earn more than principals at traditional public schools.
Teacher retirements and resignations burden schools statewide
As the new school year nears, superintendents are scrambling to find qualified applicants to fill positions, mirroring a recent trend.
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