Education

 

Windham schools will remain closed Tuesday after school officials received email threats

By Seth Koenig on Dec. 15, 2014, at 10:36 a.m.
Students were sent home early from Windham schools Monday morning after district officials say a “threat” was made. Cindy Kennie — executive assistant to the superintendent of Regional School Unit 14, which includes Windham and Raymond — said the district began dismissing students from all schools in …
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Husson University student art exhibition and community art project will take place on Monday, December 15 from 1 pm - 6:30 pm in the art studio classroom located in the basement of Hart Hall.

Husson University Exhibition and Community Art Project

By Eric B. Gordon on Dec. 14, 2014, at 2:55 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Husson University – Art Studio, Hart Hall – Basement – One College Circle, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-941-7004; husson.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric B. Gordon Executive Director of Marketing and Communications 207.992.4925 GordonEr@Husson.edu Student Creativity to be Showcased …
Parent Nathan Davis voiced concern at Thursday night's Regional School Unit 13 board meeting about a Dec. 4 police search at Oceanside High School East

Police searches of schools common, draw little opposition

By Stephen Betts on Dec. 13, 2014, at 7:45 a.m.
School administrators, law enforcement and even some students and parents say random school-wide drug sweeps by police are no big deal, but some civil liberty advocates disagree. Last week, a pair of drug-sniffing dogs and their handlers went through Oceanside High School East in Rockland to check lockers and backpacks. …

Life after withdrawal — RSU 20 towns figure out their next steps

By Abigail Curtis on Dec. 12, 2014, at 3:19 p.m.
SEARSPORT | The eight communities that are part of the soon-to-be much smaller Regional School Unit 20 are figuring out what life will be like after the district’s dissolution. On the to-do list for Searsport and Stockton Springs, the only RSU 20 member towns that will remain in that …
U.S. Rep Chellie Pingree (second from left) of Maine and U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (right) of Minnesota listen to Michael Chadwick (second from right), principal of the Beatrice Rafferty School on the Passamaquoddy Reservation, during a tour of the school with Ron Jenkins (left), superintendent of Maine Indian Education, in this June 2014 file photo.

Pingree: Spending bill would provide up to $20 million for new Passamaquoddy school

By Bill Trotter on Dec. 12, 2014, at 3:12 p.m.
PLEASANT POINT | A congressional spending bill that appears to be headed toward approval contains up to $20 million for a new elementary school for the Passamaquoddy Tribe, according to U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree. Pingree released a prepared statement early Friday indicating that the Beatrice Rafferty School is the …
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Rep. Christine Burstein, D-Lincolnville, is serving her first term in the Maine House.

Maine awarded early education funding to benefit RSU 3

By Amy Sylvester on Dec. 12, 2014, at 12:45 p.m.
AUGUSTA – A $14.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow several Maine school districts, including Regional School Unit 3, to provide free access to pre-school for 4-year-old students. “We know that early childhood education is a smart investment in the future of our kids and of …
Joyce Hedlund has been named interim president of University of Maine at Machias.

Former community college head named interim president of University of Maine at Machias

By Nick McCrea on Dec. 12, 2014, at 11:02 a.m.
BANGOR | The former president of Washington County Community College will take the reins as president of the University of Maine at Machias on an interim basis, the University of Maine System announced Friday morning. Joyce Hedlund, a Fort Kent native, will step out of her year-and-a-half-old retirement on …
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Rep. Brian Hubbell, D-Bar Harbor, is serving his second term in the Maine House.

Rep. Hubbell praises early education grant benefiting Maine schools

By Amy Sylvester on Dec. 12, 2014, at 10:21 a.m.
AUGUSTA – A $14.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education announced this week will allow school districts to provide free access to pre-school for more than 500 additional Maine children. “This is an encouraging step toward implementing universal prekindergarten in Maine,” said Rep. Brian Hubbell, D-Bar Harbor. “We …
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Audio Production Course

By charles collins on Dec. 11, 2014, at 4:23 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Husson University Southern Maine , 340 County Road, Westbrook, ME For more information: 207-874-5800; husson.edu/audio Are you a musician interested in producing your own recordings? Does the idea of a career in live sound, music production, film or TV sound …
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Peggy Rockefeller Farms Manager C.J. Walke tends to a herd of four Belted Galloway cows recently added to the college-owned farm at Norway and Crooked roads in Bar Harbor. The cows will enhance educational experiences in sustainable agriculture, renovate pasture land at the farm, and help reduce the college's "foodprint."

VIDEO: COA adds 4 ‘Belties’ to Peggy Rockefeller Farms

By Bob Mentzinger on Dec. 11, 2014, at 4:11 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Cows are back at Peggy Rockefeller Farms. For College of the Atlantic, the four new Belted Galloways recently unloaded at its Peggy Rockefeller Farms will improve pasture land, enhance the college’s “foodprint” and provide educational opportunities in sustainable agriculture for COA students and the Mount Desert …
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The University of Maine in Orono.

Email discouraging Christmas-themed decorations at UMaine causes uproar on campus

By Nick McCrea and Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 11, 2014, at 2:56 p.m.
ORONO | An email from a University of Maine supervisor, directing employees to refrain from displaying Christmas or other religious-themed decorations on campus, has sparked outrage on the campus and in the community. The story, first reported by WABI-TV on Wednesday, spread wildly across social media: A Facebook group …
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Sorting Medications

University Students Preparing for International Service

By Whitney Lutz on Dec. 11, 2014, at 12:58 p.m.
Nursing, as well as physical therapy students with their faculty from the University of Southern Maine and Husson University, help to sort and pack medical supplies for their upcoming two week international service learning work to the Dominican Republic. For over 20 years Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican …
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‘Like a firing’: Brewer School Committee votes down extending superintendent’s contract

By Nick McCrea on Dec. 11, 2014, at 12:57 p.m.
The Brewer School Committee voted 3-2 to not extend the contract of Superintendent of Schools Jay McIntire after a lengthy series of meetings in executive session Wednesday night. The committee’s newest members, Mark Farley and Holly Lundquist, were the dissenting votes. Chairman Kevin Forrest, vice chairwoman Dani …

School committee fires Bangor High School math teacher charged with unlawful sexual contact

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 11, 2014, at 11:08 a.m.
A Bangor High School math teacher charged in October with unlawful sexual contact was fired at Wednesday night’s school committee meeting, Superintendent Betsy Webb said in a statement released Thursday. James McHenry, 48, is accused of touching the genitals of an underaged person at an off-school location. …
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Holiday Book Sale

By nancy grant on Dec. 11, 2014, at 6:23 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Thompson Free Library, 186 East Main, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine For more information: 207-564-3350; thompson.lib.me.us/ Ten cent holiday book sale at the Thompson Free Library on …
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Maine DOE awards $14.8M to expand preschools

on Dec. 10, 2014, at 3:16 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Education has been awarded $14.8 million to expand public preschool opportunities in 10 counties. Over the next four years, the DOE will pass 95 percent of the funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to 13 school districts with high percentages of low-income …
The inclement weather did not keep voters from casting their votes at the polls on Tuesday in Wiscasset.

Wiscasset residents vote to close primary school in 2015

By Charlotte Boynton, Lincoln County News on Dec. 10, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.
Despite inclement weather, Wiscasset residents turned out in force to overwhelmingly vote in favor of closing the Wiscasset Primary School on Tuesday. The final vote tally for closure was 367-133. The vote was the result of a citizens’ petition that followed the Wiscasset School Board’s decision to …
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Maine Teacher of the Year — Wall of Fame Dedication at Saddleback

By Betta Stothart on Dec. 10, 2014, at 12:58 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Saddleback, Maine, 976 Saddleback Mountain Road, Rangeley, Maine For more information: (207) 864-5671; saddlebackmaine.com YOU’RE INVITED: MAINE TEACHER DAY – WALL OF FAME DEDICATION WHERE: SADDLEBACK BASE LODGE, RANGELEY DATE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014 TIME: TBD (PROBABLY @ 11 AM) …

Bangor High School math teacher charged with unlawful sexual contact enters not guilty plea through attorney

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 10, 2014, at 12:07 p.m.
A Bangor High School math teacher charged in October with unlawful sexual contact entered a not guilty plea to the charge through his attorney in court Wednesday. James McHenry, 48, is accused of touching the genitals of an underaged person at an off-school location, according to Penobscot …
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Project Management Course

By charles collins on Dec. 10, 2014, at 10:16 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.Tuesday, March 17, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Husson University -All campuses, 340 County Road, Westbrook, …
 
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