Educate Maine & The Maine State Chamber of Commerce release latest policy brief report: Getting Ready for High-Paying Careers in Maine

Educate Maine & The Maine State Chamber of Commerce release latest policy brief report: Getting Ready for High-Paying Careers in Maine

January 02, 2019
Educate Maine and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce has released their latest policy brief report. This report identifies the jobs and sectors that are in demand now, and that are projected to be in demand in Maine for the next ten years. For each of these sectors—computer analysis, construction, engineering, health care, hospitality, and manufacturing—the report describes the jobs that are in demand, the pathways for certification in each of these jobs, and how those interested can take… READ MORE
COALITION LAUNCHES TO PROMOTE COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION FOR ALL MAINE K-12 STUDENTS

COALITION LAUNCHES TO PROMOTE COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION FOR ALL MAINE K-12 STUDENTS

December 09, 2018 · CS4Maine outlines key objectives to ensure computer science is a subject area offered to all Maine K-12 students to prepare them for numerous open high- paying computing jobs in Maine and the technology driven world
  PORTLAND, MAINE – A Maine coalition supporting computer science education for all Maine K-12 students launched Friday at Educate Maine’s 2018 Education Symposium in Portland. Computer Science for Maine (CS4Maine) formed to ensure computer science is a subject area offered to all Maine K-12 students. Founding organizations of the coalition include the MaineState Chamber of Commerce, Microsoft, Maine  Mathematics and Science Alliance, Code.org, and Educate Maine. Additional coalition… READ MORE
2018 Education Indicators Report Released today

2018 Education Indicators Report Released today

November 14, 2018
Educate Maine released our 2018 Education Indicators Report today.  Press coverage and news stories can be found by clicking on the following links:  Maine Public -- Education Report Finds Maine Is Progressing, But Some Students Are Still Dealing With Disadvantages http://www.mainepublic.org/post/education-report-finds-maine-progressing-some-students-are-still-dealing-disadvantages   NewsCenter Maine -- Report: Children from 'disadvantaged' families… READ MORE
Educate Maine Board Member gives $1M gift to USM for digital science & innovation center

Educate Maine Board Member gives $1M gift to USM for digital science & innovation center

October 24, 2018
Michael Duyak has gifted USM $1M for the creation of The Michael E. Dubyak Center for Digital Science & Innovation, which will be located on two floors of USM's Portland Science Building, will be devoted to undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and technology including data analytics, cyber security, computer programming and mathematics. His advocacy for STEM-related fields includes his deep involvement in Educate Maine, Project>Login and FocusMaine and their respective… READ MORE
Educate Maine named NASBE's 2018 'Friend of Education'

Educate Maine named NASBE's 2018 'Friend of Education'

August 22, 2018 · National Association of State Boards of Education announced the national award today
Educate Maine, receives national award: NASBE's 2018 'Friend of Education.'
Of the organization, NASBE President and CEO Kris Amundson had this to say "Educate Maine demonstrates why on-the-ground partners are critical to the success of important statewide education initiatives. We are proud to honor such supportive, knowledgeable stakeholders working on behalf of Maine students."
Read more here: http://www.nasbe.org/…/educate-maine-named-nasbes-2018-fri…/
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Making Maine Work Report Released

Making Maine Work Report Released

July 26, 2018 · Critical Investments for the Maine Economy 2018
Educate Maine, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, and the Maine Development Foundation are proud to present you with Making Maine Work: Critical Investments for the Maine Economy 2018. The goals and recommendations within this report were informed by over 1,000 respondents to a survey of employers and business leaders statewide.  That survey asked them to identify the top priorities for the next governor and legislative leadership.  It is not an exhaustive list of issues - it is a focused list of the top priorities for Maine employers.  It is no surprise that workforce - skills and size - were at the top of that list! To view the full report and executive summary please use this link:  Making Maine Work.
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2018 County Teachers of the Year Announced

2018 County Teachers of the Year Announced

May 11, 2018
Maine's 2018 County Teachers of the Year Announced!
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2017 Education Indicators Report for Maine Released

2017 Education Indicators Report for Maine Released

December 05, 2017
Educate Maine releases 2017 Education Indicators Report for Maine.
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Maine State Chamber, Educate Maine unveil plan to close state's 'skills gap'

Maine State Chamber, Educate Maine unveil plan to close state's 'skills gap'

June 21, 2017
The Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Educate Maine unveiled today an ambitious plan to close the skills gap for Maine employers by doubling in three years the number of students enrolled in hands-on, technical and career-focused educational programs.
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MMSA and Educate Maine awarded  Google’s CS4HS Grant.

MMSA and Educate Maine awarded Google’s CS4HS Grant.

May 24, 2017
The Maine Mathematics & Science Alliance (MMSA) and Educate Maine have been announced as state partners to Google’s Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) program. This grant program will provide resources to allow Maine teachers to strive for excellence in their teaching of Computer Science (CS) - something that will help propel Maine forward in technology education.
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