Hampden Eighth Grade Teacher Named 2022 Maine Teacher of the Year

Hampden Eighth Grade Teacher Named 2022 Maine Teacher of the Year

October 15, 2021
In a unique event held at the Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden, the Maine Department of Education and Educate Maine named eighth grade teacher Kelsey Stoyanova Maine’s 2022 Teacher of the Year as surprised students and colleagues at the school congratulated and honored her dedication to teaching. Kelsey’s journey began in May, when she was named the 2021 Penobscot County Teacher of the Year. Stoyanova, along with 15 other County Teachers of the Year, was selected from a pool of… READ MORE
Maine's 2021 County Teachers of the Year Announced

Maine's 2021 County Teachers of the Year Announced

May 12, 2021
Teachers from all 16 of Maine’s counties were honored today in a virtual announcement that was broadcast live on the Maine Department of Education’s YouTube page. As part of the Maine Teacher of the Year Program, hundreds of teachers across Maine are nominated by a member of their school community. Through a rigorous application process, one teacher from each county is selected as the County Teacher of the Year by a panel of teachers, principals, and business community members… READ MORE
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
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
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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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
Maine's 2020 County Teachers of the Year Announced

Maine's 2020 County Teachers of the Year Announced

May 14, 2020
2020 County Teachers of the Year Announced in Virtual Ceremony   Teachers from all 16 of Maine’s counties were honored today in a virtual announcement that was broadcast live on the Maine Department of Education Facebook Page.   The Maine County Teacher of the Year announcement is held annually in the spring to honor the teachers selected from nominations for Maine Teacher of the Year from each county. The County Teachers of the Year are the finalists for Maine Teacher of the… READ MORE
The Learning Space premieres on Maine Public!

The Learning Space premieres on Maine Public!

April 28, 2020
A new show on Maine’s public TV network is aiming to help remote learners, especially those who don’t have access to the internet, while schools around the state remain closed. “The Learning Space,” which premiered Monday on Maine Public, will feature teachers from around the state giving lessons for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in a variety of subjects. It’s a partnership between the network, the Maine Department of Education, and Educate Maine. The project is made possible by… READ MORE