Maine School Management Association sponsored legislative forums in nine different regions across the state in September bringing together school board members, superintendents and legislative candidates to talk about key issues facing public education prior to Election Day. The forums brought candidates into our schools – three CTE centers, a middle school, high schools and a […] ...Read the full article.
MSMA Fall Conference: Public Education for ME The essential and changing role of public schools in Maine is the focus of the 41st Annual MSMA Fall Conference, featuring keynotes on how school boards and administrators can help improve and support student success. Scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24, at the Augusta Civic […] ...Read the full article.
The Department of Education has released a spreadsheet showing how General Purpose Aid is being distributed across the state in the 2014-2015 school year. ...Read the full article.
Six groups have submitted letters of intent to apply for permission to operate new charter schools in Maine in 2015. ...Read the full article.
The Maine Charter School Commission decided on May 6 not to reconsider an application to establish a virtual charter school linked to virtual school giant, K-12 Inc., meaning there will be only one virtual charter opening this fall in the state. ...Read the full article.
An amendment that would have offered financial relief to districts hard hit by charter schools was defeated in the Senate on Thursday after the Maine Education Association lobbied against the proposal despite the fact budget cuts could mean teacher layoffs. ...Read the full article.