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USDOE seeking input regarding Elementary and Secondary Education Act-Title I

The United States Department of Education (USDOE) is asking for suggestions regarding the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, (ESEA) Title I. The Secretary is soliciting advice and recommendations from interested parties prior to publishing proposed regulations to implement programs under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (Title I). 351 more words


Copy of PEPG submittal form to SAUs

The following Priority Notice was sent to school administrative districts today.

The Maine Department of Education is pleased to release a PDF of the submittal form… 247 more words


Mathematics & ELA/literacy assessment information for 2015-16

The Department’s Maine Comprehensive Assessment System (MeCAS) website pages are updated to include information on the spring 2016  English Language Arts/Literacy and mathematics assessment. 109 more words


Critical staff data correction for FY 17 EPS subsidy calculation

The following Priority Notice was sent to District Administrators today to alert them of a critical Dec. 28 deadline to correct errors in reporting of Years of Experience in NEO Staff that may negatively impact the calculation of subsidy for FY 17. 400 more words


Clarification on certification approval and renewal

The following message offers clarification on the status of approvals (criminal history records check) regarding Maine Department of Education’s certification process.

Dear Superintendents,

For those positions that require “approval” only, if you have someone that you intend to hire immediately AND you, the superintendent, have verified that this person has already submitted an application to the Maine DOE, then email the person’s name to the Department’s Suzan Beaudoin at… 284 more words


U.S. Education Department announces new guidance to help students with disabilities as part of 40th anniversary of IDEA law

The following press release from United States Department of Education reflects Maine policy and continued mission in many aspects as the Department continues to review policy and guides school districts on the IDEA Law. 419 more words


Alcohol Awareness Day December 7

The following is a joint notice from Acting Commissioner of Education William H. Beardsley and Director of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services in the Department of Health and Human Services Sheldon Wheeler. 378 more words