Stories about Maine Department of Education

Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen

Maine education commissioner disbands federally mandated panel

By Christopher Cousins on April 30, 2012, at 7:59 p.m.
Jeff Mao

Maine Department of Education official to receive national award

By Abigail Curtis on April 22, 2012, at 11:39 a.m.

Education panel amends bill requiring schools to sync calendars

By Jen Lynds on March 19, 2012, at 6:14 p.m.

Maine releases estimates of how much money each school district will receive

By Christopher Cousins on Feb. 02, 2012, at 7:43 p.m.

Veazie, Glenburn residents start ‘difficult-by-design’ school district withdrawal process

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 29, 2012, at 6:13 p.m.
Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen

Department of Education seeking input as it tries to get Maine out of ‘a disaster’ of a law

By Andrew Neff on Dec. 08, 2011, at 10:04 p.m.

State rewrites rules on restraining students

By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 11, 2011, at 6:28 p.m.
Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen.

Maine test scores show major reforms needed, education official says

By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 01, 2011, at 7:56 p.m.

Use of restraint, ‘timeout rooms’ in Maine schools being re-examined

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 28, 2011, at 2:45 p.m.

‘Carelessness’ leads to Rockport high school’s $56,000 laptop repair bill

By Heather Steeves on Oct. 23, 2011, at 1:32 p.m.
Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen

Maine applies for federal funds for early childhood education

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 19, 2011, at 1:59 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage took a few moments to meet the students like Chelsea Minson of Winterville, who are participating in the Pleasant Street Academy at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. The pilot program allows high school juniors to take university courses toward both a university degree and their high school core requirements.

State has high hopes for UMFK’s Pleasant Street Academy pilot program

By Julia Bayly on Sept. 03, 2011, at 3:39 p.m.

New teacher evaluations, bonus pay included in $16M project

By Heather Steeves on Sept. 02, 2011, at 7:55 p.m.

Deficit projected in Children’s Developmental Services program

By Mal Leary on Aug. 28, 2011, at 10:26 a.m.

Racing to the top again — this time Maine takes strides to win

By Heather Steeves on Aug. 24, 2011, at 7:51 p.m.
Students and parents gathered last spring outside Georgia's Capitol in Atlanta to protest a state supreme court ruling that overturned a Georgia law allowing state-approved charter schools. The number of students enrolled in charter schools has tripled in the last decade.

What’s stopping successful charter schools from expanding?

By Mary Ann Zehr, Education Week on Aug. 24, 2011, at 5:46 a.m.

Ellsworth, Sullivan schools replace principals so RSU 24 can get federal funds

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 16, 2011, at 6:55 p.m.
Abigail Kohlstrom, 4, of Camden runs out of the marshy area where she was looking for frogs with a group of home-schooled children during Raylene Hunt's (top) weekly home-school nature study group at her Camden Home. Hunt offers the classes to home schooling parents in the area who want to continue their childrens' education through the summer. Abigail and her two brothers all come to the weekly classes because their mother likes the hands-on teaching method.

Home schooling in Maine: ‘Children don’t stop learning, so you don’t stop teaching’

By Heather Steeves on Aug. 12, 2011, at 8:10 p.m.

Newport teacher resigns amid allegations kids saw MEA questions

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 05, 2011, at 6:09 p.m.
Amy Smith, the 2010 University of Maine valedictorian, gets her diploma from UMaine president Robert Kennedy.

Program helps Mainers who have been out of school for awhile prepare for college

By Heather Steeves on July 08, 2011, at 9:42 p.m.