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Category: Education and Cultural Affairs

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...

Senate unanimously approves Millett school security funding bill

Posted: March 27, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate unanimously approved a bill from Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, that would make funding for security upgrades...

Bill promoting Opportunity Maine credit gets good marks from education committee

Posted: May 05, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee voted last week to recommend the passage of LD 1171, a bill that would...

Legislation would improve attendance at public elementary schools

Posted: February 27, 2017

Sen. Libby’s bill extends truancy law to students as young as 5, protects parent’s rights AUGUSTA — A bill by Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston,...

Sen. Libby introduces bill to give parents ability to opt students out of standardized tests

Posted: February 06, 2017

Parents testify in favor of legislation at Education Committee on Monday AUGUSTA — Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, has introduced a bill aimed at...

Bill to lower college costs endorsed by Education Committee

Posted: February 02, 2017

AUGUSTA — A majority of the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs committee voted on Wednesday to support a bill by Sen. Rebecca Millett,...

Sen. Millett’s bills would lower college costs, increase degree completion

Posted: January 23, 2017

Students, teachers testify in favor of legislation at Education Committee on Monday AUGUSTA — Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, has...

Sen. Millett’s bills would lower college costs, increase degree completion

Posted: January 23, 2017

Students, teachers testify in favor of legislation at Education Committee on Monday AUGUSTA — Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, has...

Weekly Radio Address: Sen. Millett says budget must support, not undermine, public schools

Posted: January 13, 2017

Gov. Paul LePage unveiled his two-year budget proposal last week. By every conceivable measure, the budget cuts funding to public schools and...