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Portland Press Herald: Maine education committee hopes to introduce school funding reform bill

Posted: December 11, 2013

By Noel Gallagher Read more here Several lawmakers say they will push for a bill in the January session incorporating recommendations from a study...

LEPAGE GAG ORDER CONTINUES

Posted: December 10, 2013

Ongoing Department no-shows hinder lawmakers’ efforts to solve problems AUGUSTA – The LePage administration’s obstructionism and interference...

Portland Press Herald: Maine Voices: Investment in early childhood education is key to Maine children’s future

Posted: November 15, 2013

By Rebecca Millett and Bruce MacDonald Read more here Democrats plan a push to expand access to voluntary pre-K statewide to give kids a strong...

South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Sentry: Guest Column: Bond Package Invests in Future

Posted: September 16, 2013

By Sen. Rebecca Millett Read more here I recently returned to Augusta for a special legislative session to vote on a robust bond package providing...

Press Herald: Bowen steps down as Maine education chief

Posted: August 19, 2013

By Noel Gallagher Read more here AUGUSTA — The state's education chief, a one-time schoolteacher who spearheaded significant education...

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....