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RockyMountainPrep

Blended Learning: Rocky Mountain Prep (Case Study 2)

In southeast Denver, Colorado, one young public charter school is using blended learning to serve at-risk elementary school children – and it is generating some impressive results.Rocky Mountain Prep (RMP) is spearheaded by founder and CEO James Cryan, a 2007 graduate of Colby College in Watervill ...
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Maine Prosperity Event: The Dirt in Maine’s Clean Energy Schemes (Portland)
Online event registration for Portland Luncheon Event - May 15, 2014 powered by Eventbrite ...
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RGGI
Executive SummaryThe Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a carbon dioxide cap and trade agreement between nine states in the Northeastern United States. RGGI Inc. is the entity responsible for managing the goals of the law. RGGI determines a limit on the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2 ...
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freeme

The Free ME Initiative

Free ME is a bold initiative that will free Maine. It is a realistic strategy for spurring economic development statewide.Maine has the opportunity to become America’s premier destination for economic freedom and growth. Overall, Free ME is not a new concept. Free ME simp ...
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New Hampshire Envy

New Hampshire Envy

In today's article in the Portland Press Herald--"New Hampshire Envy" Takes a Seat in Augusta--there are a number of erroneous comments (in the comment section) in regards to New Hampshire's success.  The stalest argument is that "geography is destiny" and that it is only New Hampshire's close prox ...
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Maine’s Private Sector . . . 2010

Maine’s Private Sector . . . 2010

Last week the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis released their preliminary 2010 personal income data (pdf) (which includes revisions to previous years).The chart below shows the private sector share of personal incomesince 1929 (the first year of available data) to 2010 (the ...
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Maine’s Private Sector . . . 3rd Quarter, 2010

Maine’s Private Sector . . . 3rd Quarter, 2010

Today the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis released new personal income data for the third quarter of 2010.  As shown in Chart 1,Maine’s private sector share of personal income for the third quarterof 2010 was just above the all-time low at 62.99 percent–the low of 62 ...
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New Hampshire versus Rhode Island

New Hampshire versus Rhode Island

There is a lot of chatter on the internet about Amity’s article revolving around how comparing Maine and New Hampshire is bogus.  Well, after considering these arguments, I wonder howcritics would respond to this comparison–New Hampshire versus RhodeIsland.It would seem based on all the argumen ...
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Maine versus New Hampshire IX

Maine versus New Hampshire IX

Today, author and columnist Amity Shlaes ran an article in Bloomberg citing my research on the Maine's private sector in comparison with New Hampshire's private sector.  For those who missed it, Amity came to Maine in August, 2008 to discuss her best-selling book "The Forgotten Man: A New History o ...
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Portland government playing monopoly – tells young entrepreneur “do not pass go”
Not since the Supreme Court ruled disabled golfer Casey Martin could ride one during PGA tournaments has a golf cart created this much controversy.It all started back in the early part of summer 2009, when Peaks Island (part of Portland, Maine) summer resident Matt Rand, a 19 year-old Tufts Universi ...
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