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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EDUCATION REPORT: MAINE LOW-INCOME STUDENTS LAG BEHIND PEERS

EDUCATION REPORT: MAINE LOW-INCOME STUDENTS LAG BEHIND PEERS

October 27, 2015 · Bangor Daily News
Educate Maine presented its 2015 Education Indicators for Maine, a report that examines the state’s education pipeline from pre-kindergarten through college, during an event in Portland. This is the third consecutive year Educate Maine has shared its findings.
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I WASN’T SATISFIED WITH MY STUDENTS’ WRITING. SO I LEARNED A NEW WAY TO TEACH IT

I WASN’T SATISFIED WITH MY STUDENTS’ WRITING. SO I LEARNED A NEW WAY TO TEACH IT

October 26, 2015 · Bangor Daily News
Today’s Common Core Standards require students to comprehend complex text across the curriculum. The standards focus on the need for students to develop a deeper understanding of content knowledge. Likewise, the Common Core Standards demand a heavier emphasis on informational and argument writing.
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I WAS NOT A GREAT STUDENT, BUT 1 TEACHER BELIEVED IN ME. NOW I HAVE THE CHANCE TO GIVE BACK

I WAS NOT A GREAT STUDENT, BUT 1 TEACHER BELIEVED IN ME. NOW I HAVE THE CHANCE TO GIVE BACK

October 20, 2015 · Bangor Daily News
It all started with my senior English teacher who, in my last year of high school, took a victim of tracking, stuck in the C and D levels, invited me into his honors English class with all the smart kids, and convinced me to ignore the labels that had been given me.
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ONE OF US: KAREN MACDONALD, MAINE 2014 TEACHER OF THE YEAR

ONE OF US: KAREN MACDONALD, MAINE 2014 TEACHER OF THE YEAR

September 17, 2015 · Old Port
Interview with Karen MacDonald, Maine 2014 Teacher of the Year.
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WHY DETENTIONS DON’T WORK, AND WHAT TEACHERS CAN DO INSTEAD

WHY DETENTIONS DON’T WORK, AND WHAT TEACHERS CAN DO INSTEAD

August 28, 2015 · Bangor Daily News
Intelligence isn’t all about smarts. Without an aptitude to manage time, persevere, prioritize, plan, remember, handle emotions and reflect, learning is a challenge. Intelligence is largely irrelevant.
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KING, PROJECT>LOGIN CELEBRATE MAINE AS A TECHHIRE REGION

KING, PROJECT>LOGIN CELEBRATE MAINE AS A TECHHIRE REGION

August 26, 2015
Maine was designated as a TechHire Community by the White House as part of an initiative launched by President Obama in March 2015. This recognition, awarded in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 4, was given because ten influential Maine-based employers have committed to recruiting and hiring qualified candidates, regardless of where they obtained their digital knowledge and technical experience.
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I SEE MY KIDS TRY TO BE PERFECT EVERY DAY. BUT THEY NEED TO FAIL IN ORDER TO LEARN

I SEE MY KIDS TRY TO BE PERFECT EVERY DAY. BUT THEY NEED TO FAIL IN ORDER TO LEARN

August 12, 2015 · Bangor Daily News
Remember when we were younger, playing in a sandbox? We weren’t concerned with whether or not our castles were perfect; we learned what worked and what didn’t by experimentation. How much water? How much sand? How tall can we build before it collapses? Yet somehow that sense of play and creativity fades over time as we age.
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