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Friedman Legacy Day 2014

Friedman Legacy Day 2014

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Nexus

Blended Learning: Nexus Academy of Indianapolis (Case Study 3)

In the Midwestern United States, one charter school’s approach to blended learning was ambitious right from the start. The first five Nexus Academy schools - three in Ohio (Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo) and two in Michigan (Lansing and Grand Rapids) all launched on the same day: September 4, 20 ...
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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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carpediem
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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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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Bowdoin College
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 3, 2014February 6th Event to Revisit What Does Bowdoin Teach and Feature National Association of Scholars’ Dr. Peter W. WoodPORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Heritage Policy Center will host the “Global Illusions: Bowdoin’s Post-Citizens and the Future of Ameri ...
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Typing Keyboard

Schools for Maine’s Future: The Promise of Digital Learning

Read the full report | Maine’s schools face a series of challenges in the years ahead. Despite sizable increases in school spending, student achievement outcomes have remained flat or have declined. At the same time, ongoing budget shortfalls may lead to additional cuts in school spending. Drops i ...
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Rep. Alan Casavant, a dangerous man

Rep. Alan Casavant, a dangerous man

Yesterday afternoon, the legislature released the committee assignment lists, naming each legislator to one of the myriad legislative committees.  As an education policy guy, the first list I checked was the list for the legislature's Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, the ...
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The MEA looks ahead…

The MEA looks ahead…

The Maine Education Association took its fair share of lumps (and then some) this past election season.The union backed the wrong horse in the gubernatorial race, dropping more than a half-million dollars on ads supporting its candidate, Libby Mitchell, who barely won 19 percent of the vote.  For t ...
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Election Day and Maine’s Education Future

Election Day and Maine’s Education Future

At long last, Election Day is here.The votes cast today will, of course, have a huge impact on the development of public policy generally, but it is education issues that will be foremost in my mind as I head to the polls with my girls later today.  My background is in education—I taught in publi ...
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