Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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It needs to come up with $14 million in savings and revenues as part of an overall campus restructuring effort.
The school board could vote on a proposal as soon as Wednesday.
Four educators spend the night outside Cony High School to raise money for the local warming center.
Chancellor James Page tells a legislative committee the system is trying to address a $36 million deficit and further cuts could complicate plans.
The foundation has awarded nearly 23,000 grants worth almost $11.5 million since establishing the program in 2009.
A record 46 percent of students reported that cost was a very important factor in where they ended up, compared with 31 percent nine years ago.
One of five charter schools in the state, the academy had more than 100 apply for 85 student openings.
Students will also have the option of taking the test on a computer and won't be penalized for wrong answers.
Two members say they felt misled by the application for the Lewiston-Auburn Academy Charter School, but opinions are divided on whether it merits an investigation.
The board hopes to start recruiting staff and students soon, and plans to open at least one local center where the faculty will work.
Online schools have promise but do they lack key social elements?
A community forum was held to discuss the overturned suspensions of Westbrook High School student-athletes.
The three candidates for governor wade in on expanding online educational opportunities in Maine
Jeff Porter, Biddeford’s assistant superintendent, will be on board in Cumberland on July 1.
But it rejects a second online school and a charter school accused of ‘lying’ on its application.
The Maine Principals’ Association award winner was announced today.
A commission will vote on bids to open the state’s first virtual academies, and one with Turkey ties in the Lewiston area.
Eleven teams compete Saturday at Deering High School
The agreement announced Friday is intended to reduce costs, but still allows Dayton students to attend their schools of choice.
The case involved wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.
The safety center could do more to improve the safety of Maine’s schools than billions of dollars in security upgrades, according to a new briefing.