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Commission Gives Go-Ahead to Three New Charter Schools

Commission Gives Go-Ahead to Three New Charter Schools

| January 30, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Charter School Commission has given initial approval to three new charter schools in the state. The commission advanced applications for the Lewiston-Auburn Academy Charter School and two virtual charters, Maine Connections Academy and Maine Virtual Academy for further consideration on Thursday. Groups seeking to start charters will now face […]

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County Educators React To More Charter Schools Could Be Coming To Maine

County Educators React To More Charter Schools Could Be Coming To Maine

| December 12, 2013

Four new charter schools might open in Maine next year, bringing the total to nine charter schools in the state. The schools are in the beginning application phase with the Maine Charter School Commission. As the number of charter schools continues to grow in Maine, the concept is apparently GROWING on more parents. So where […]

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Un-CHARTERED Territory: Charter Schools in Maine Part Three

Un-CHARTERED Territory: Charter Schools in Maine Part Three

| April 2, 2013

There are two operating charter schools in Maine. But last month, the Maine Charter School Commission approved two new charter schools that will open next fall in Harpswell and Gray. There are none in Aroostook County but that doesn’t quell the concerns of some local school officials who say every charter school that exists in […]

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Unchartered Territory: Charter Schools in Maine Part Two

Unchartered Territory: Charter Schools in Maine Part Two

| April 2, 2013

Governor LePage launched his Putting Students First Education Summit. One of the big issues out of the event was the open discussion of school choice. In part two of her series, Shawn Cunningham talks to the state education commissioner about school choice and how its juxtposed to public schools.

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Un-Chartered Territory: The Debate Over Charter Schools in Maine

Un-Chartered Territory: The Debate Over Charter Schools in Maine

| March 28, 2013

Last Friday, Governor LePage launched his Putting Students First Education Summit. One of the big issues out of the event was the open discussion of school choice. In part two of her series, Shawn Cunningham talks to the state education commissioner about school choice and how its juxtposed to public schools.

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