Educate Maine is turning 10!

Educate Maine is turning 10!

March 08, 2021 · 10th anniversary logo unveiled
This year Educate Maine celebrates an exciting milestone: 10 years of building Maine’s future workforce. In 2011, Educate Maine was formed through a merger of two Maine organizations, Maine Coalition for Excellence in Education and Maine Compact for Higher Education. Recognizing the connection between an educated population, a growing economy, and vibrant communities, Educate Maine has focused on building career readiness by increasing the educational attainment of Maine people over the past… READ MORE
Commentary: Science, tech work a boon for Mainers

Commentary: Science, tech work a boon for Mainers

March 03, 2021
Commentary: Science, tech work a boon for Mainers Portland Press Herald published an OpEd co-authored by Maine State Chamber of Commerce's Ben Gilman and Science is US's Rachel Kerestes today mentioning many of our partners and STEM workforce development strategies. By refocusing resources, creating new learning paths, and integrating educational systems with private-sector partners, Maine can produce a skilled, resilient STEM workforce. Read… READ MORE
Educate Maine Honors UMS with Weston L. Bonney Leadership Award

Educate Maine Honors UMS with Weston L. Bonney Leadership Award

December 02, 2020
On Friday December 4th, Educate Maine honored the University of Maine System with the 2020 Weston L. Bonney Education Leadership Award.   Chancellor Dannel Malloy accepted the 2020 Weston L. Bonney Education Leadership Award on behalf of the University of Maine System. This annual award honors an individual, group, organization, or Maine business that demonstrates leadership, commitment, and vision in ensuring that all Maine students have the opportunity to succeed. In addition to the… READ MORE
Educate Maine Releases 2020 “Education Indicators for Maine” Report

Educate Maine Releases 2020 “Education Indicators for Maine” Report

November 19, 2020
PORTLAND, MAINE – Educate Maine released its eighth “Education Indicators for Maine” report Thursday. The annual report is an in-depth examination of Maine’s education system following the path of Maine students from early childhood through postsecondary education. The report uses ten indicators to measure access, participation, and performance across the system. It provides data on what is working well and where investments in Maine’s education system are needed to ensure that… READ MORE
Harold Alfond Foundation Pledges $500 million to Help Maine Economy

Harold Alfond Foundation Pledges $500 million to Help Maine Economy

October 16, 2020
Congratulations to our partner, FocusMaine, on being the latest recipient of a Harold Alfond Foundation grant! We're honored to be a partner & are excited to continue our mission to advance education policies and internship practices that prepare Maine students to be the next generation of productive, engaged citizens.
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Latest Report Released: How is Public Education Funded in Maine?

Latest Report Released: How is Public Education Funded in Maine?

October 16, 2020
Maybe you know a little about how funding is determined for Maine's public schools, or maybe you know nothing at all - yet. With an election right around the corner, Educate Maine and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce have teamed up again to share important information about school funding that will be useful to incoming legislators, school board members, educators, parents, and citizens.    Our latest report gives an overview of how public education is funded in Maine. This is an update… READ MORE
Portland 4th Grade Teacher Named 2021 Maine Teacher of the Year

Portland 4th Grade Teacher Named 2021 Maine Teacher of the Year

October 08, 2020
Cindy Soule, a 4th grade teacher at Gerald E. Talbot Community School has been named the 2021 Teacher of the Year by the Maine Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year Program. In a unique, limited audience outdoor event held at the Gerald E. Talbot Community School in Portland, the Maine Department of Education and Educate Maine named fourth grade teacher Cindy Soule Maine’s 2021 Teacher of the Year.
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Project>Login launches new podcast today!

Project>Login launches new podcast today!

October 05, 2020
The Project>Login Podcast is produced by Project>Login, a program of Educate Maine.
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Maine Dept. of Education launches MOOSE platform

Maine Dept. of Education launches MOOSE platform

September 22, 2020 · Free online learning modules for students pre-k through 12
Did you know the Maine Department of Education is providing free online learning modules for students pre-k through 12? Educators from around the state spent time this summer to develop phase one of the Maine Online Opportunities for Sustained Education (MOOSE) platform. Each MOOSE module is project-based and designed to be completed independently and self-paced. Additional phases of the MOOSE platform will roll out over the next school year. More information can be found here. READ MORE
Educate Maine statement on supporting higher education through the COVID-19 pandemic

Educate Maine statement on supporting higher education through the COVID-19 pandemic

September 18, 2020
Governor Mills signed a curtailment order on September 17, which addresses impending revenue shortfalls amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The order is aimed at avoiding deep programmatic cuts and layoffs across the state of Maine during this challenging time. Among the institutions seeing cuts are the University of Maine System (UMS), the Maine Community College System (MCCS), and Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), all vital education institutions that serve Maine people. Reductions in the state… READ MORE