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Technology has become a vital part of American life. Combined with the Internet, innovative new technologies bring the information of the world into the palm of our hands. Kids of all ages use iPhones, iPads, Facebook, Email, Wikipedia and myriad other Web-based platforms every single day. Now imagi ...
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MHPC Informational Booth (Bangor)

MHPC Informational Booth (Bangor)

Please be sure to stop The Maine Heritage Policy Center's informational booth at the Maine GOP Convention.Maine GOP ConventionCross Insurance Center515 Main StreetBangor, MEApril 25-26, 2014 ...
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Modern education and online learning
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 4, 2014February 5th is Digital Learning Day in MaineAUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Heritage Policy Center and Americans for Prosperity Maine will host a press conference tomorrow in celebration of Digital Learning Day, Wednesday, February 5th. The press conference ...
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It’s time for Maine to embrace innovation in education through online learning - a method inherently customized to suit the needs of our individual students. Think about the technological progress we’ve made in different areas of life over the past few centuries. At one time, surgeons knew only ...
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The Past and Present of Customized Learning in Maine

 Maine’s first academy, Berwick Academy in South Berwick, was founded in 1791.This is the first of a three-part series on customized learning in Maine. Download the report here.Customized learning is a student-focused system where kids enroll in the curriculum which best meets the ...
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Inside Maine’s Race to the Top application, Part 12
Part F of the state’s Race to the Top application is a catch-all section touching on school funding, charter schools, and other school reform approaches that may not have been addressed elsewhere in the application.The first part of this section, worth 10 points, relates to school funding, and ask ...
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Inside Maine’s Race to the Top application, Part 11
Section E of the state’s Race to the Top application deals with “turning around the lowest-achieving schools,” and is divided into two sections. In the first section, the state must describe the statutory authority it has to “intervene directly” in the state’s “persistently lowest-achi ...
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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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