Of all our economic development strategies, education is the one with the greatest return on investment. Investment in the education of Maine people creates lifelong learners, opens pathways to promising careers, and produces civically engaged citizens. The 2016 Education Indicators Report for Maine has been developed to explore and better understand Maine’s education pipeline from preschool through postsecondary education. Our focus is on the 10 Indicators we have identified which we believe best measure Maine’s educational performance. The ten Indicators that we measure follow the path of each Maine child as he or she grows and learns.
This policy brief series focuses on individual indicators within the larger report and presents recommendations for strategies and actions that will improve outcomes. By design, the recommendations do not represent the full list of possible best practices, but rather focus on a few selected strategies with high return for Maine people. This policy brief series is brought to you through a partnership between Educate Maine and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce.