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Bangor Daily News: Maine education commissioner resigns to take national post

Posted: August 19, 2013

By Chris Cousins Read more here AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen announced Friday that he will resign effective Sept....

DEM LAWMAKERS RESPOND TO EDUCATION COMMISSIONER’S RESIGNATION

Posted: August 16, 2013

AUGUSTA – Democratic lawmakers on Friday released the following statements on the resignation of Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen. “I offer...

SENATE ENDORSES MEASURE TO SUPPORT SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

Posted: June 19, 2013

Alfond’s bill kick-starts rebuilding of schools in disrepair AUGUSTA—On Tuesday, the Senate voted 22—13 in favor of a measure to allow...

SENATE REPLACES ‘SCARLET LETTER’ SCHOOL GRADES WITH FAIR EVALUATION SYSTEM

Posted: June 18, 2013

System will involve stakeholders, and won’t be based on test scores   AUGUSTA—Earlier today in a 21-14 vote, the Senate approved a fair...

SENATE VOTES TO STRENGTHEN TEACHER EVALUATION RULES

Posted: June 18, 2013

Measure caps use of standardized test scores  AUGUSTA—Earlier today the Senate voted 21-14 to amend current rules on teacher evaluations....

SENATE VOTES TO PROTECT PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING

Posted: June 17, 2013

Measure requires direct funding of charter schools AUGUSTA—Early today the Senate voted 21-14 to prevent charter schools from siphoning taxpayer...

SENATE FAILS TO OVERRIDE VETO OF LOAN FORGIVENESS MEASURE

Posted: June 17, 2013

Bill would have benefitted those treating Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injury patients AUGUSTA—Earlier today in a 21-14 vote, the Senate failed...

SENATE PASSES BILL TO LABEL GMO FOODS

Posted: June 12, 2013

Both Bodies Support “Produced with Genetic Engineering” sticker AUGUSTA— Today, in a bipartisan vote of 31-4, the Senate voted to require...

SENATE STRENGTHENS TEACHER REQUIREMENTS FOR VIRTUAL SCHOOLS

Posted: June 12, 2013

Measure requires virtual school teachers to meet public charter school requirements   AUGUSTA--Today, in a 21-14 vote, the Senate voted to...

SENATE UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORTS LOCAL DECISION MAKING BY SUPERINTENDENTS

Posted: June 11, 2013

Measure limits DOE Commissioner’s authority to overrule and bypass superintendent decisions AUGUSTA--Today, in a unanimous vote, the Senate...