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Evan Gerbi, 5, points out places on a map of Maine at his home in Orono. The Gerbi family homeschools their four children and practices &quotun-schooling," where they don't follow a curriculum, but rather look at teaching as learning through life and experiences.

As the school year approaches, homeschoolers opt for a more tailored education

In Maine, about 5,400 children are homeschooled by a parent or guardian, according to the latest statistics from the Maine Department of Education.
Students attend a graduation ceremony at Presque Isle High School, June 10, 2016.

Proposed Maine graduation rule changes would harm disabled kids, advocates say

Educators and advocates are speaking out about proposed changes to Maine’s law on proficiency-based diplomas.
Hundreds of parents and children stopped by a festival booth in Szczecin, Poland, this week where University of Maine at Presque Isle professor Kevin McCartney invited them to paint planets and learn about Planet Head Day in Maine.

How a UMPI professor introduced a Presque Isle tradition to Poland

In addition to teaching and conducting research, Kevin McCartney became active in the local community, just as he does in Aroostook County.
An unidentified Husson University graduation uses her mortarboard to show that she &quottook care of business" during the 2017  commencement at the Cross Insurance Center.

Maine students leave college with an average of nearly $30,000 of debt, report finds

Maine students leave school with the 15th highest rate of of college debt in the nation.

Letter reveals Trump administration has done little to help defrauded student loan borrowers since taking office

Not a single application for debt relief under a federal statute known as borrower defense to repayment has been approved in the past six months, leaving more than 65,000 people in limbo.

Scarborough voters reject school budget for a second time

The $47.2 million budget would have raised property taxes nearly 3 percent.

Hampden area school budget headed back to district budget meeting

The new version of the proposed $30,972,944 school budget for this school year reflects a 2.96 percent increase from last year, as opposed to the 2.8 percent increase it called for in the initial version.

Trump official apologizes for saying most campus sexual assault accusations come after drunken sex, breakups

Candice Jackson, the acting assistant secretary for civil rights at the Department of Education, made the comments in a New York Times story that prompted backlash from critics who said the comments perpetuated harmful stereotypes of sexual assault victims.

State names 3 finalists in school consolidation pilot project

Three groups of Maine schools, representing districts that are struggling with declining enrollment and flagging finances, are vying for state support to create new, creative models for consolidation.