Monday, August 21, 2017

Cheverus High School cancels all activities today following threat

An employee received an email about a threat to the school over the weekend, according to a school official.

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15 Years Later, Maine’s ‘One Laptop Per Child’ Initiative Hasn’t Helped Test Scores


When the Internet and digital tools first rose into popular consciousness, one major concern was that the barriers to access them would create a “digital divide” between rich and poor. Those with access to expensive new technology, the thinking went, would rocket ahead of those without it.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Ex-Westbrook High track coach who admitted having sex with student found dead

The body of Timothy Even, 28, of Stoneham was found Friday in his car in Lovell, an apparent suicide, Maine State Police say.

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Gov. LePage calls teachers 'a dime a dozen'


PITTSFIELD, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has criticized traditional education during the unveiling of a new vocational school, describing classroom teachers as "a dime a dozen."

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Portland, ME school district: White teachers need not apply

Ninety-seven percent of teachers in Portland Public Schools are white, and forty percent of students are not.

And that’s a problem for Superintendent Xavier Botana, the Bangor Daily News reports.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Parents Reach Settlement With District Over Head-Bagging

READFIELD, Maine - The parents of a Maine elementary school student who filed a lawsuit claiming a teacher put a bag on the student's head several times have reached a proposed settlement.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Educators, Advocates Fear New Standards Could Keep Students With Disabilities From Graduating

Educators and advocates are speaking out about proposed changes to Maine’s law on proficiency-based diplomas. At a public hearing on Monday, they said new rules proposed by the state Department of Education may violate federal law and could keep many students with disabilities from graduating.

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