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Category: Education and Cultural Affairs

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...

Sen. Millett returns to Education Committee

Posted: December 27, 2016

AUGUSTA — Sen. Rebecca MIllett, D-Cape Elizabeth, has been appointed by the Senate President for a third term of service on the Legislature’s...

GOP blocks bill to boost teacher recruitment, retention efforts

Posted: April 12, 2016

Sen. Millett’s bill would have fought turnover and burnout, raised teachers’ base pay AUGUSTA — Sen. Rebecca Millett criticized Republicans in...

Senate backs bill to provide stability to local school budgets

Posted: March 28, 2016

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Monday gave initial approval to a bill that would add stability and predictability to the local school budgeting...