HERE’S MY HOPE FOR A STUDENT WHO WAS LIVING IN POVERTY

HERE’S MY HOPE FOR A STUDENT WHO WAS LIVING IN POVERTY

December 28, 2015 · Bangor Daily News
Imagine that you are a fourth grade teacher working in an economically deprived school in the foothills of western Maine. You teach in a small town where the factory and farming jobs that used to be the economic engine of your community no longer exist. In this once thriving community, many parents now struggle to find jobs that pay a living wage. Many parents struggle to buy school supplies and clothes for their children.
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INVESTING IN EARLY EDUCATION IS CRITICAL FOR MAINE’S WORKFORCE

INVESTING IN EARLY EDUCATION IS CRITICAL FOR MAINE’S WORKFORCE

December 05, 2015 · centralmaine.com
When you think about segments of society that strongly support investing in early childhood development, the business community may not immediately come to mind. But it should.
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IT’S TIME FOR TEACHERS TO STOP BEING SO HUMBLE. OWN YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

IT’S TIME FOR TEACHERS TO STOP BEING SO HUMBLE. OWN YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

November 15, 2015 · Bangor Daily News
Humble. It’s a word I have heard used over and over to describe an accomplished teacher. I have listened as parents, students, colleagues and administrators share information about skilled and compassionate educators that teach in their communities, but they often end by saying, “And of course they won’t tell you any of this, because they are extremely humble.”
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TO IMPROVE AS A TEACHER AND LEADER, I BEGAN BY FINDING MY VOICE

TO IMPROVE AS A TEACHER AND LEADER, I BEGAN BY FINDING MY VOICE

November 09, 2015 · Bangor Daily News
Last year at this time I was honored and celebrated with 15 other County Teachers of the Year, including 2015 Maine Teacher of the Year Jennifer Dorman. It was humbling, strange and a little bit embarrassing. It’s not often that the spotlight is on the teacher instead of the student.
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REPORT: MAINE HIGH SCHOOLERS GRADUATING AT HIGH RATES BUT NOT COMPLETING COLLEGE ON TIME

REPORT: MAINE HIGH SCHOOLERS GRADUATING AT HIGH RATES BUT NOT COMPLETING COLLEGE ON TIME

October 28, 2015 · Mainebiz
The report by Educate Maine found that although 87% of Maine high school students graduated in 2014, only 48% of Maine students graduated college on time, which is 11 percentage points lower than the New England average. That gap increased by 5 percentage points from 2007 to 2013.
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WVOM RADIO BANGOR – ED CERVONE ON EDUCATION INDICATORS REPORT

WVOM RADIO BANGOR – ED CERVONE ON EDUCATION INDICATORS REPORT

October 28, 2015 · WVOM Radio Bangor
Listen to the radio interview with Ed Cervone, Executive Director of Educate Maine.
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REPORT PROVIDES A SNAPSHOT OF EDUCATION IN MAINE

REPORT PROVIDES A SNAPSHOT OF EDUCATION IN MAINE

October 28, 2015 · WCSH
The report, from the business led advocacy group Educate Maine, showed progress in key areas. It also revealed a troubling gap that continues to widen between the achievement of students from low income families, compared to students from higher income families.
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MAINE SCORES HIGHER THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE ON ‘NATION’S REPORT CARD’

MAINE SCORES HIGHER THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE ON ‘NATION’S REPORT CARD’

October 28, 2015 · Portland Press Herald
Maine students continued to score above the national average in math and reading on the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress test, despite a slight drop in state results since 2013, according to data released Thursday.
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EDUCATE MAINE RELEASES 2015 “EDUCATION INDICATORS FOR MAINE” REPORT

EDUCATE MAINE RELEASES 2015 “EDUCATION INDICATORS FOR MAINE” REPORT

October 27, 2015
"Education Indicators for Maine 2015" reports where Maine students stand within ten education indicators, compares them to students throughout New England, and connects benchmarks to each indicator. This year’s report finds both progress in some areas and a widening achievement gap among students from lower-income families.
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REPORT: POVERTY CREATING ACHIEVEMENT GAP FOR MAINE STUDENTS

REPORT: POVERTY CREATING ACHIEVEMENT GAP FOR MAINE STUDENTS

October 27, 2015 · MPBN
A newly released report highlights the growing "achievement gap," where low-income children are falling behind their counterparts when it comes to meeting standards in reading and math. The report, called Education Indicators for Maine, shows progress in some key areas, such as increased access to early education and better high school graduation rates. 
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