COVID-19 Resources Available for Families, Educators & Communities

COVID-19 Resources Available for Families, Educators & Communities

March 27, 2020
Educate Maine has compiled a list of resources to assist families, educators and communities in response to the COVID-19 emergency. The page can be viewed here.  This space will serve as a clearinghouse of those helpful resources and best ideas we gather from those who are on the front lines - educators! We will update the page regularly as we gather new information. If you have a best practice you want to share please send it to info@educatemaine.org     READ MORE
Educate Maine launches 2,020 Books Challenge!

Educate Maine launches 2,020 Books Challenge!

March 26, 2020 · SUPPORT LOCAL STUDENTS + SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS
2,020 Books Challenge Overview Purpose: To support local STUDENTS and BUSINESSES during this period of remote learning by getting books in the hands of as many Maine children as possible. Partners: Educate Maine is working with our network of County Teachers of the Year and Education Leaders Experience alumni to distribute books in all 16 counties. We are also supporting Maine’s independent bookstores. We know this will look different in different places, and we anticipate bringing on more… READ MORE
Educate Maine releases 2019 Education Indicators for Maine Report

Educate Maine releases 2019 Education Indicators for Maine Report

December 09, 2019
Educate Maine Releases “Education Indicators for Maine” 2019 Report Annual review of Maine’s education pipeline identifies progress and challenges PORTLAND, MAINE – Educate Maine released its seventh annual Education Indicators for Maine report Monday. The report is an in-depth examination of Maine’s education system beginning in early childhood and continuing through postsecondary education. The ten indicators measure access, participation, and performance across the system… READ MORE
Educate Maine Honors Cianbro with Education Leadership Award

Educate Maine Honors Cianbro with Education Leadership Award

December 09, 2019 · Cianbro “a true champion for education” in Maine
PORTLAND, MAINE – Educate Maine honored Cianbro with the 2019 Weston L. Bonney Education Leadership Award at Educate Maine’s annual education symposium on Friday in Portland. Since 1998, the award has honored an individual, group, organization, or Maine business that demonstrates leadership, commitment, and vision in ensuring that all Maine students have the opportunity to succeed. Richard Brescia, Vice President of The Cianbro Companies, accepted the award on behalf of… READ MORE
PROJECT>LOGIN AND UMFK’S RURAL U PARTNER TO LAUNCH NEW COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSE FOR MAINE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

PROJECT>LOGIN AND UMFK’S RURAL U PARTNER TO LAUNCH NEW COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSE FOR MAINE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

November 19, 2019
Business and education partnership supports new UMFK computer science course for early college students. Project>Login and the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Rural U Early College Program are excited to announce a new computer science course for the spring 2020 semester. As part of an effort to increase equitable access to more students and reach students in rural parts of Maine, this new computer science course offering will be available to Maine high school students as part of the Rural… READ MORE
Educate Maine releases latest policy brief

Educate Maine releases latest policy brief

November 06, 2019
Educate Maine and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce announce the most recent report in our ongoing policy brief series.   This report examines important education data related to diverse student populations and identifies four broad strategies and 14 specific actions that schools and communities can take to support learners from diverse backgrounds. Strategies outlined in detail in the policy brief include: Ensuring school practices and policies support all students; Providing ongoing… READ MORE
Coalition aims to ease workforce crisis by keeping Maine college grads in Maine

Coalition aims to ease workforce crisis by keeping Maine college grads in Maine

September 05, 2019 · The pilot program will include student interns conducting 'guerrilla marketing' activities and a partnership with a ride-sharing app.
Industry-funded workforce development groups Live + Work in Maine and Educate Maine have joined forces for a pilot program this fall that seeks to reduce the number of Maine college students who leave after graduation. They said Maine’s escalating labor shortage requires more creative methods of enticing recent graduates to stay in the state.
On Sept. 5th, the organizations announced their unique program which will launch on four campuses this fall. 
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Educate Maine partners with FocusMaine to run FocusMaine Intern Experience Summer Program

Educate Maine partners with FocusMaine to run FocusMaine Intern Experience Summer Program

August 14, 2019
The FocusMaine Intern Experience is a program of social, recreational and professional development events that seeks to better connect summer interns in Maine with each other, Maine employers, and Maine’s incredible quality of life.  Educate Maine manages and administers the FocusMaine Intern Experience(FMIE) in partnership with FocusMaine. This year there were 630 interns at 40 employers who participated. A link to the website is here: http://focusmaine.org/fmie/ Maine Life Media filmed a… READ MORE
EDUCATE MAINE ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE, ACCOMPLISHED LEADER AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

EDUCATE MAINE ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE, ACCOMPLISHED LEADER AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

June 27, 2019
Educate Maine's Board of Directors named new Executive Director this week.
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Maine's 2019 County Teachers Announced Today at the Hall of Flags in Augusta

Maine's 2019 County Teachers Announced Today at the Hall of Flags in Augusta

May 09, 2019
Teachers from 15 of Maine’s counties were honored today in Maine’s State Capitol at an annual event in the Hall of Flags announcing the 2019 Maine County Teachers of the Year.
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