Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Maine diverted millions in welfare funds, and Mary Mayhew’s defense is absurd

A BDN report published last week showing that the Maine Department of Health and Human Services improperly redirected at least $7.8 million in federal welfare funds meant for children and families to pay for services for elderly and disabled adults drew a sharp rebuke from Mary Mayhew, the department’s commissioner.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Shame on Dawn Kenniston, the Principal of Hall School in Portland



A Portland elementary school principal has been charged with one count of Operating under the Influence.

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Pediatricians Call For More Testing And Tighter Rules On Lead Exposure

When lead was taken out of products like paint and gasoline, levels of the metal in the blood of U.S. children dropped. But the American Academy of Pediatrics says the problem is not over.

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Incoming Portland schools chief faces depleted leadership team

It's good that Portland is getting a new Superintendent, and I actually liked the last one though.  I hope this one cleans up the mess.

Stability was a top priority in hiring Xavier Botana, the district's sixth superintendent in nine years, as three other administrators take their leave. 
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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tobacco rules changes proposed for schools in Augusta

A school board committee agreed Monday to propose altering Augusta schools’ tobacco rules to make a program of education, counseling and an alternative to suspension the first options over suspension from school for students caught using or possessing tobacco, but spurned one board member’s efforts to reduce the maximum punishment for a first offense from three days of suspension to one.

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Bikers work to end Child Abuse in Maine

Every year millions of children are abused in the United States. Many don’t know where to turn when the abuse happens but in Maine, help may now be just a motorcycle ride away.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cony High School investigates offensive Twitter post

Cony High School officials are investigating an offensive remark posted on Twitter on Tuesday morning from an account that erroneously appears to be affiliated with the school’s athletic department.

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