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Public Comment Period on ESSA Open

Hi all, As you know NCLB is being replaced with ESSA and the state has produced a draft plan that is available for public comment.  The links are listed below.  ESSA will be the law that determines the type of state testing and accountability going forward.  Here is your chance to express your thoughts, concerns, […]

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ESSA replaces NCLB; Public Comment Opens Soon

I’ve just learned that the DOE will brief the legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee on Maine’s ESSA plan at 3:30 on March 1. My understanding is that Maine’s plan will also be publicly released on the same day, beginning the public comment period. To listen to the briefing: Go to legislature.maine.gov click on committees On […]

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Two Great Sites that may work Great together!

NEWSELA and ProCon together! Peanut butter and chocolate are not the only two items that are better together.  Today NEWSELA and ProCon have announced that they are partnering going forward. What are NEWSELA and ProCon? NEWSELA is a web-based content provider that builds articles on current events at 5 different Lexile levels.  I have mentioned this […]

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Elephants in the Room

Please consider reading this thought provoking post. 9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should “Unsettle” Us

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