Homeschooling in Maine soared during pandemic

Homeschooling in Maine soared during pandemic

Fourth-grader Vaughn Hurd paced the floor of his basement in Morrill as he considered a math question posed by his mom, Angela. Stumped for a moment as he multiplied, Vaughn continued to walk in circles before triumphantly declaring, “72.” “Good,” Angela Hurd said....
Failing to thrive?

Failing to thrive?

Growing concerns about how well Maine’s nine public charter schools are educating students have some predicting that legislation to shut down charter schools will be on the docket next session. Maine’s Democratic lawmakers succeeded where no other state did this...
Pender Makin: From a whisper to a bullhorn

Pender Makin: From a whisper to a bullhorn

New Commissioner Pender Makin, who earned a reputation as a “kid whisperer” for her work as a principal at The REAL School on Mackworth Island and honors as Maine High School Principal of the Year in 2013, says her Education Department will be responsive...