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Category: Education and Cultural Affairs

Committee votes unanimously in favor of Herbig bill to invest in Maine career and technical education

Posted: February 13, 2020

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Belfast, to invest in career and technical education centers in Maine received bipartisan committee...

Libby introduces bill to help homeless, foster children in Maine earn high school diplomas

Posted: January 23, 2020

AUGUSTA — Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, on Wednesday introduced a bill that would help more homeless youth and youth in foster care earn a high...

Gov. Mills signs Breen bill to reduce early childhood suspension, expulsion

Posted: June 28, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation sponsored by Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, to reduce early childhood suspension and expulsion rates by providing a...

Gov. Mills signs Chenette’s bill to review bullying laws

Posted: June 04, 2019

AUGUSTA — Gov. Janet Mills has signed into law a bill from Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, to review and overhaul Maine’s bullying laws. LD 1306,...

Breen introduces bill to review, improve mental health services in Maine

Posted: May 15, 2019

AUGUSTA — Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, introduced a bill that would form a working group to study and recommend improvements for mental health...

Senate enacts Carson bill to add mental health education to Maine school curriculums

Posted: May 10, 2019

AUGUSTA — The Senate passed legislation by Sen. Brownie Carson, D-Harpswell, that would ensure health education in Maine schools includes lessons...

Senate unanimously passes Millett bill to ban e-cigarettes from schools

Posted: April 24, 2019

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate voted to approve a bill from Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, that would ban e-cigarettes from Maine schools. LD...

Committee approves bill to prepare deaf and hard of hearing students for kindergarten

Posted: April 21, 2019

AUGUSTA— A bill sponsored by Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, to help deaf and hard of hearing parents prepare their children for kindergarten was...

Gov. Mills signs bill to allow sunscreen use in schools

Posted: April 11, 2019

AUGUSTA— Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill sponsored by Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, into law today. The bill allows students to apply sunscreen in...

Sen. Breen introduces bill to facilitate kindergarten readiness for the deaf and hard of hearing

Posted: April 10, 2019

AUGUSTA — Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, introduced a bill today to provide resources to parents of deaf and hard of hearing children for the...