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Inside Maine’s Race to the Top application, Part 5
The second major section of the Race to the Top application relates to “standards and assessments,” and while this section of the application is rather long, there isn’t a whole lot of note to report, frankly.In fact, most of Maine's response to the first part of  this section of the applicat ...
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Gendron calls on school leaders to review teacher evaluation models
With the clock ticking on Maine's Race to the Top application, thestate's Department of Education iscalling on school officials to begin exploring the idea of teacherevaluation models which make use of student performance.In an InformationalLetter released Wednesday, the soon-to-beformer commissione ...
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One seemingly quiet day, two big education stories

One seemingly quiet day, two big education stories

With the legislature finally out of Session, one would think things might quiet down in Augusta, at least on the education front, but today ended up being far more newsworthy than we had any right to expect.First, the governor issued an interesting Executive Order today putting LD 1799's now infamou ...
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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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