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Join the Read to Ride Summer Reading Challenge

If you are like many teachers and parents at this time of year, you are celebrating the growth students have made as learners but wondering if that growth will be maintained over the summer months. 227 more words

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Report of Adult Education (EF-M-39A) – opens June 1st, due by July 15, 2017

Starting June 1, the EF-M-39 Report of Adult Education will be submitted online through the NEO Student Data Module. The report is a resident-based aggregate count of students aged 16 to 20 who live within the boundaries of a school administrative unit (SAU), are no longer enrolled in regular education classes, and are taking academic courses through a Maine Adult Education program, but not necessarily through the SAU in which they reside. 230 more words

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Webinar on ESEA equitable share participation of Maine’s SAUs and non-public schools

The Maine DOE will offer a WebEx session June 8, 2017 from 10 – 11 a.m. providing guidance to school administrative units (SAUs) and non-public schools in the delivery and agreement of equitable services under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 228 more words

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Maine DOE issues reminder to complete survey on the identification and exit criteria for English learners

This notice is a reminder asking everyone in the education community to take a few minutes to complete a survey on how to identify English learners and when to exit English learners from service.  216 more words

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Blues must be careful in the summer window

It’s set to be a hectic summer for Blues, with Harry Redknapp wanting to craft a side worthy of contesting for play-off spots.

The Blues board will continue to invest, despite Redknapp stating that they won’t throw “stupid money” at it.   295 more words

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Handy Tips for High-fashion Home Decor on a Tight Budget


Friends, I recently stumbled upon this thoughtful piece, from Holley Simmons, which sets out some excellent points, for getting quality decor results for your home, on a limited budget and I thought I’d share. 12 more words

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Silly Season!

With no football to entertain us, strange things often happen in the summer months. Rumours and gossip is everywhere on social media with many so called insiders leaking information. 220 more words

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