Maine’s business sector got some young hires. Its Maine Junior Achievement Day. High school students competed in a statewide challenge taking them out of the classroom and into VIRTUAL boardrooms where important business decisions are made. Meet the management team of a new Northern Maine startup. And so ARE THEY…and THEM. They all look quite […]
Its been a year since Aroostook Aspirations launched to tackle the issue of youth outmigration and a struggling county workforce as a result of it. Since their launch…many schools, county businesses and economic development groups have jumped on board the initiative’s bandwagon. Now a new announcement that will help further their cause. County high school […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]