July 11, 2011
Welcome to the July edition of Maine DOE Updates!
The 2010-11 school year and the corresponding legislative session have come to a close since the last time this publication came out.
This month, we bring you highlights from the 100th annual Maine School Superintendents' Conference, the 2011 Maine Schoolsite Health Promotion Conference and other assorted goings-on at the Department of Education.
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FROM THE COMMISSIONER
As we take on the monumental task of transforming our education system, our superintendents are proving to be invaluable partners in this important work. By Stephen Bowen
Transformation is difficult work. But a mix of the right reasons, proven strategies and plenty of support can make it a reality. By Stephen Bowen
Travis Roy, the Yarmouth native who skated onto the ice for the Boston University hockey team in 1995 and became paralyzed 11 seconds later, spoke at the 2011 Maine Schoolsite Health Promotion Conference. | More
The Maine Warden Service has partnered with the Maine Department of Education to make sure new recruits to the law enforcement agency have an essential skill for the job: the ability to write. | More
A new law will bolster Maine’s efforts to strengthen science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education from pre-kindergarten to the post-secondary level. | More