Student achievement must be a priority in Maine’s next legislative session, said ME Gov. Paul LePage at a recent news conference.
Gov. LePage and his education commissioner, Stephen Bowen, unveiled their “ABC Plan” to help Maine’s students improve academically. The ABC’s stand for:
A stands for Accountability: a plan to grade schools based on multiple measures of student achievement, and failing schools will get extra attention. Commissioner Bowen says a lot of the details are being worked out and there will be a more specific plan announced soon.
B is for Best Practices: The Department of Education will look to replicate successful programs from school districts both within Maine from other states.
C is for School Choice: The Department of Education plans to again push for a law that would allow public schools to have open enrollment for students outside their district. That plan failed in the legislature this year.
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