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Senator King Seeks to Bridge Digital “Homework Gap”

Senator King Seeks to Bridge Digital “Homework Gap”

| June 19, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Two U.S. senators are introducing a bill they say will improve student access to the Internet outside of the classroom. Maine Independent Senator Angus King and West Virginia Republican Shelley Moore Capito are introducing the Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015. They say the bill would support states and school districts […]

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4-H STEM Ambassador Program a Hit with Washburn Students, UMPI Student-Teachers

4-H STEM Ambassador Program a Hit with Washburn Students, UMPI Student-Teachers

| May 28, 2015

For University of Maine-Presque Isle student Leah Rodriguez, science is not a quiet study, but rather a roaring road to discovery. The Washburn elementary and middle school students she teaches as part of an after school program share this sentiment. “The more they get loud and crazy, the better we know we’re doing,” said Rodriguez. […]

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MMG Insurance Company Participates in Project INvest…Helping County Students Consider Insurance Industry Viable Career Opportunity….

MMG Insurance Company Participates in Project INvest…Helping County Students Consider Insurance Industry Viable Career Opportunity….

| February 25, 2015

A local insurance company is INVEST-ing in Maine’s future workforce, thanks to a unique career explorations project. Shawn Cunningham explains how. 00:00 Presque Isle As a customer service supervisor for MMG Insurance Chantal Pelletier usually spends her days in an office. But this day finds Chantal in an entirely different setting with a much younger […]

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Maine teachers speak out against Governor LePage’s proposed budget

Maine teachers speak out against Governor LePage’s proposed budget

| February 20, 2015

Phyllis Hunter is a teacher in Washburn. She’s one of many teachers in our state that are unhappy with how the Governor’s proposed biennial budget will impact schools and she’s going to fight it until change happens. “Our children need to be a priority…we need to be able to educate our children so that we […]

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Maine Governor Paul LePage Wants Maine Community College System President John Fitzsimmons Ousted…Local Community College Officials React…

Maine Governor Paul LePage Wants Maine Community College System President John Fitzsimmons Ousted…Local Community College Officials React…

| January 13, 2015

Governor Paul┬áLePage wants John Fitzsimmons OUT as Maine Community College System President. That’s right. In fact LePage is threatening College System Board of Trustees…that if they don’t get rid of Fitzsimmons…THEY and THE SYSTEM could feel the Governor’s wrath. Shawn Cunningham has reaction on this developing controversy. 00:00 FILE (track 1) Maine Governor LePage is […]

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