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Category: Education and Cultural Affairs

Millett Bill to Improve School Attendance Receives Committee Approval

Posted: February 12, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill introduced by Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, would change the required school attendance age for children from 7 years of...

Bill to improve attendance for Maine’s youngest schoolkids advances

Posted: February 12, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, which would give Maine schools the tools they need to ensure all students, regardless of...

Bill would improve attendance for Maine’s youngest schoolchildren

Posted: February 10, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, would give Maine schools the tools they need to ensure all students, regardless of their...

Legislation to increase accountability of for-profit colleges advances

Posted: February 10, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill introduced by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, to ensure that for-profit colleges operating in Maine meet basic education...

Sen. Millett to chair Education and Cultural Affairs Committee for the 129th Maine Legislature

Posted: December 31, 2018

AUGUSTA — Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, has been appointed by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to chair the Joint Standing...

Sen. Brownie Carson to chair the Environment and Natural Resources Committee for the 129th Maine Legislature

Posted: December 31, 2018

AUGUSTA — Sen. Brownie Carson, D-Harpswell, has been appointed by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to chair the Joint Standing Committee...

Sen. Millett statement on Mills’ education nominee

Posted: December 27, 2018

AUGUSTA—On Wednesday, Governor-Elect Janet Mills announced the nomination of Pender Makin to serve as Commissioner for the Maine Department of...

Millett background checks for school employees bill takes effect

Posted: December 20, 2018

AUGUSTA — “An Act to Require Background Checks for All School Employees” went into effect last week. This bill was unanimously supported by the...

Midcoast Senators receive perfect scores on education records

Posted: July 17, 2018

AUGUSTA — Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, and Sen. Brownie Carson, D-Harpswell, earned 100 percent ratings from the Maine Education Association...

Legislature approves Millett bill to ensure safe drinking water in schools

Posted: April 10, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Maine Legislature approved a bill from Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, that would ensure safe drinking water in Maine schools...