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Department of Education Deputy Elevated to Commissioner

| October 8, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage has elevated the deputy of the Department of Education to acting commissioner. Jim Rier (RYE’-er) of Topsham has worked in the education department for a decade, starting as director of finance and operations. He’s served as deputy commissioner since 2011 under Stephen Bowen, who resigned last month […]

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How Did County Schools Grade According to State Education New Report?

| May 2, 2013

A report card is in on Maine Schools. The overall findings of the Maine Department of Education indicates lower rankings among RURAL schools…while schools in more populated parts of the state appear to be excelling. Shawn Cunningham talked to some local school officials for reaction.

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First Year Teacher Speaks On Maine Teacher Needs

| April 10, 2013

Those in public education say this year has been quite a challenge, as they’ve had to make due with less resources and smaller school budgets. Other districts have had to make tough decisions regarding what resources and staff should remain on the books for next year due to school budget cutbacks. And in the midst […]

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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

| 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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