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MSAD 1 Chinese Exchange Program is Blossoming

| October 22, 2014

After three and a half years of planning, Chinese exchange students are now attending MSAD 1. It’s part of an initiative to expand diversity. “We’ve gone from modest beginnings to to a point where it’s really blossoming,” says Superintendent Gehrig Johnson. The first component of the initiative is having some schools in China use the Presque […]

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New HiSet Exam Replaces GED’s For Lower Cost & Flexibilty

| October 4, 2013

The State of Maine is replacing GED exams with a new test.  The department of education recently made the announcement. Starting in 2014, a new high school equivalency exam will  replace the GED exam for the coming year.   It’s called the HiSet test and the Department of Education says it covers the same content as the […]

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Summer Food Program

| June 24, 2013

With school out until fall, kids nutritional needs can be lacking during these summer months. That’s why there’s a program designed to pick up the slack. Dick Palm has more about it.

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Maine Public Schools Face Cut in State Aid

| December 29, 2012

Governor LePage’s order to cut state spending by $35 and a half million dollars is bad news for schools. The Department of Education is facing a 12.6 million dollar cut in state aid to local schools. News Source 8′s Katie Zarrilli explains what the impact will be.

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