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Would-be virtual charter school operator invites families to informational sessions

Families interested in sending their children to a virtual public charter school in Maine are invited to informational sessions being held this week by one of the organizations vying to become Maine’s first online schools. Maine Connections Academy, which plans to submit an application with the Maine Charter School Commission, kicks off its road show […]

New SAT data shows more than half of high school juniors still testing below grade level

Maine students’ performance on the SAT improved slightly last year in areas that count in the Maine Department of Education’s ranking of high schools, namely math and reading, though students lost ground from the previous year in science and writing. All in all, the new scores show that more than half of Maine’s third-year high […]

Democratic state senator questions Secretary of State’s role in candidate petitions now that he’s a candidate

AUGUSTA, Maine — Republican leaders in the Legislature on Thursday rejected an after-deadline bill request from Sen. John Patrick, D-Oxford, that sought to clarify the criteria for constitutional officers seeking elected office. “With all three of Maine’s Constitutional Officers running for higher office, it seems especially timely to have clarity on this issue. It is […]

Gov. LePage headed to Jamaica

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is leaving on Wednesday for a vacation with his family in Jamaica, the governor’s staff confirmed on Tuesday. LePage embarked on the same vacation in March of last year. His spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett said the trip is an annual event for the LePage family, who several years ago in […]

Signature watch for U.S. Senate race

AUGUSTA, Maine — The official deadline is not until Thursday, but the slate of U.S. Senate candidates who have submitted the requisite signatures to get on the ballot is growing. Republicans Rick Bennett, a former state Senate president from Oxford, and Scott D’Amboise, a small businessman from Lisbon Falls, each turned in more than 2,000 […]