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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...
Last rites for proficiency-based learning

Last rites for proficiency-based learning

If everything had gone according to plan, all Maine high school seniors would now be graduating with diplomas based on their ability to show they were proficient in math, English, science and other subjects. No longer would diplomas be a reflection of how much time a...
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...