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June 14, 2011

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FROM THE COMMISSIONER

MLTI and next-level learning

I'm commonly asked about the future of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative. Whether it's more laptops, iPads or a technology that doesn't exist yet, I can't imagine a future without it. By Stephen BowenMore
The students I've met in classrooms using a standards-based model of education have shown me they have an unparalleled understanding of what it means to learn. By Stephen Bowen | More

DISPATCHES

Searsport stays ahead of the curve on standards

Searsport District High School has executed a transformation by shifting entirely to a system of standards-based education. It's a move that's showing results. | More

1,100-plus celebrate MLTI at UMaine

The eighth annual Maine Learning Technology Initiative Student Conference featured rousing student presentations and a word cloud with contributions from more than 1,000 people. | More | Sharing a 'new view' through MLTI | From MLTI student to international programmer | Using MLTI to learn through video | Confidence built through story-telling

PRESS RELEASES

Maine graduation rate on the rise

Maine’s Class of 2008 had the 16th highest graduation rate in the nation, according to a report released by Education Week. | More

Students perform for family and friends at Beatrice Rafferty School on Pleasant Point Reservation in Washington County, Maine.
Beatrice Rafferty School students perform for family and friends during Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen's visit to the school on Pleasant Point Reservation in Washington County. | More


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