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School Choice working for families in Lincoln County

School Choice working for families in Lincoln County

A terrific column by Matt Stone in this weekend's Kennebec Journal outlines how Wiscasset High School is working to attract students in the new RSU of which it is part, and how all the families in the region are benefiting from the competition school choice brings. The new Sheepscot Valley RSU "stre ...
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UPDATE: 16 Reorganization Plans and the Threat to School Choice

UPDATE: 16 Reorganization Plans and the Threat to School Choice

Read the full report | As The Maine Heritage Policy Center has previously reported, opportunities for Maine families to choose the schools their children attend are in danger as a result of the ongoing school district consolidation effort. For generations, families living in communities without a hi ...
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School Choice now a felony in Broward County, Florida
The bloggers at the Fordham Foundation happened upon this bit of news from the Miami Herald the other day. It seems as though parents and children are exercising their own kind of school choice in Broward County, Florida, by faking residency in order to get into better schools.  Officials in there ...
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District Consolidation and the Threat to School Choice: 15 Reorganization Plans to Watch
Read full report | As The Maine Heritage Policy Center reported in a recent policy brief titled Reorganization and the Threat to Maine's Tradition of School Choice, opportunities for families to choose the schools their children attend are in danger as a result of the ongoing school district consoli ...
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First RSU takes power today

First RSU takes power today

Though it seems to have escaped the attention of most newspapers, the Forecaster reports here that Bath-area RSU 1 takes effect today as the state's first "reorganized" school district.  This means the end of the Bath municipal school system as well as School Union 47, which, until today, inclu ...
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Reorganization and the Threat to Maine’s Tradition of School Choice

Reorganization and the Threat to Maine’s Tradition of School Choice

Read the full report | Before adjourning its recent session, the state legislature approved a much-needed and long-awaited bill to fix some of the technical and other issues with the controversial school district reorganization law passed last year. With that done, reorganization planning committees ...
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School Choice issues fill the op-ed pages

School Choice issues fill the op-ed pages

In less than a week, two separate op-eds on school choice have appeared in Maine's two largest newspapers. Last Thursday, my piece on the loss of school choice in the Bath area appeared in the Portland Press Herald. Today, an excellent op-ed by two parents in the Etna-Dixmont area appears in the Ban ...
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Beyond School District Reorganization: A Vision for Education Reform

Beyond School District Reorganization: A Vision for Education Reform

Read the full report | Just before the December 1st deadline for Maine’s school units to submit their district reorganization plans, the Maine Department of Education released a long-awaited proposal to amend the embattled consolidation law, claiming at the time that the suggested changes would ...
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New York’s BOCES System: A Model for Maine?

New York’s BOCES System: A Model for Maine?

Read the full report | Under the provisions of the school district reorganization law passed last spring, school and community leaders had until December 1 of this year to develop proposals to merge the state’s school administrative units, with the hope of saving millions of taxpayer dollars. As t ...
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BDN – Greenville’s small school a key to its community
The BDN features a very good front page article this morning about how well the Greenville school has done despite its small size. Check out these statistics from the article: Greenville High School is known for its high performance and academic excellence. It was recognized by Newsweek magazine las ...
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