Articles by virginia mott


How parents can help schools succeed

By virginia mott on May 13, 2013, at 1:09 p.m.
The grades given to Maine schools by Gov. Paul LePage bring to the forefront issues that have been present for some time about disparity among Maine schools. The criteria of the grading system is narrowly conceived, at best, but no one seems surprised that the grades generally align with socioeconomic …

Parent involvement key to education success

By virginia mott on Feb. 15, 2012, at 5:53 p.m.
The Legislature is considering a bill that would strengthen the connection between Maine parents and schools. This bill is very timely. Every year, Parent Teacher Associations nationwide celebrate Take Your Family to School Week, this year February 13 through 17, to honor and draw attention to the value of parents …

Education commissioner must engage communities

By virginia mott on Jan. 14, 2011, at 12:04 a.m.
Maine’s new commissioner of education has an important role to play in strengthening relationships among families, schools and communities.