Thursday, April 24, 2014
School and education news coverage from the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. Send school news and tips to email@example.com
The high court rules that a state’s voters can outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions.
It is the only American higher education institution in the country.
Nine high school sophomores and three of their mothers will spend a week volunteering.
Maine goes to the head of the class in the latest rankings of schools by U.S. News & World Report.
Students from South Portland and Bonny Eagle will travel together by bus to the St. Louis competition.
Thirty-two states join forces to investigate accounts of predatory lending, misleading statistics and more.
The Faculty Senate president says layoffs are a possibility as his group seeks $14 million in savings.
Bryant University asks students to refrain from photography on the graduation stage.
Along with new questions, changes include getting rid of the penalty for wrong answers, limiting the use of a calculator and returning to a 1,600-point scale.
The bill falls short of the two-thirds support that emergency measures, or bills that take effect immediately, need for final passage.
The bill now faces a final Senate vote before being sent to Gov. Paul LePage.
Barry Mills will step down next year to pursue another ‘professional challenge.’
The president says she was not reacting to student protests, but others say they can’t be discounted.
Theodora Kalikow says she is open to alternative plans for cutting the budget and will still eliminate about 35 staff positions.
The proposal includes a moratorium on using consultants, consolidating departments and campuses, and making the president, deans and provost teach classes.
Obama’s selection of William Adams still needs Senate confirmation.
About 200 people gathered to oppose proposed cuts and demand their right to public higher education.
The elementary school is one of six schools added to the state’s guaranteed fund list to renovate or rebuild facilities.
Marc Sawyer’s strong words after an athlete-suspension controversy should trigger a change for the better.
The cuts come in response to a $36 million funding shortfall in the University of Maine System.
USM student organizers have kept up a relentless drumbeat of protests unlike anything in recent memory.