Release: New analysis shows critical social justice is pervasive in Maine’s K-12 education system
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 23, 2022Contact: Jacob PosikDirector of CommunicationsOffice: 207.321.2550 Maine Policy Institute Releases New ReportOn Critical Social Justice in Maine’s Public Education SystemThe analysis details how critical social […]Read More →
Why isn’t Maine’s preferred K-12 gender identity curriculum more accessible to parents?
In the aftermath of widespread pandemic-era learning disruptions, many parents and community members are seeking more information on what is being taught in Maine’s classrooms. While the administration of Maine […]Read More →
Remote learning correlated with greater K-12 learning loss, study finds
A new study recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) found that students with greater access to in-person learning versus remote or hybrid learning during the pandemic […]Read More →
New school choice map underscores need for more education options in Maine
A new publication from Maine Policy Institute shows which municipalities in Maine allow public K-12 education funding to follow their resident students to a school of their choice. These towns, […]Read More →
Mask rules persist for children in Maine schools. Why?
On Monday, May 24, nearly eight months after it was first ordered, Maine Governor Janet Mills lifted the state’s universal face covering mandate. Mills announced the change 10 days prior, […]Read More →
Maine’s Race to the Top “Report Card” is out and it is not pretty.
The U.S. Department of Education has released the scoring data for the second round of the Race to the Top competition and why Maine ended up ranking near the very […]Read More →
Maine ranks 33rd out of 36 Race to the Top states in Round 2 scoring
As readers of this blog will recall, Maine applied for the second round of grants under the federal Race to the Top program earlier this year and did not even […]Read More →
Maine’s Race to the Top Application – the Final Analysis
So after 12,000 words of analysis spread over 14 blog entries, what is my bottom line on Maine’s Race to the Top application? We’ll evidently find out Monday whether we […]Read More →
Inside Maine’s Race to the Top application, Part 14
The last section of the Race the Top application describes “Competition Priorities,” which appear to be issues that the U.S. Department of Education wants to see addressed in the applications […]Read More →
Inside Maine’s Race to the Top application, Part 13
As we near the end of the state’s Race to the Top application – only 10 pages remain that we have yet to review – my sense is that we […]Read More →