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Maine Education Association wants to raise teacher starting salaries and set higher standards

Maine Education Association wants to raise teacher starting salaries and set higher standards

| May 6, 2015

It’s time to raise the bar for our state’s new teachers according to the Maine Education Association. They’re looking to increase the minimum starting teacher salary and the qualifications to become a teacher. “We are losing amazingly talented young people who don’t want to go into teaching because we do not pay them enough. And […]

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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 Teachers Finalists for National Award

Maine Teachers Finalists for National Award

| October 11, 2013

GARDINER, Maine (AP) – Four Maine teachers are finalists for a national award for excellence in science and mathematics teaching. Maine Department of Education Chief Academic Officer Rachelle Tom on Friday announced the state’s finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The finalists are seventh-and-eighth grade science teacher Robin Kennedy […]

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