Universal Pre-K in Maine

Universal Pre-K in Maine

Universal Pre-K in Maine

by Helen White

Why is Pre-K needed?

As discussed in a prior post on Year Round Schooling, one of the greatest injustices in our education system is the so-called “achievement gap.” The achievement gap points to the marked difference in academic accomplishment between high- and low-income students, even if they attend the same school and have the same teachers. In the piece on Year Round Schooling, it was shown that some of this gap was the result of the enriching …

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A Case for Year Round Schooling

A Case for Year Round Schooling

I am an advocate for lengthening the school year. One model that I’m particularly interested in is the Year Round School Calendar (YRS). My intern, Helen White, prepared this fantastic crash course intro to YRS and I wanted to share it with all of you. Let me know what you think! The Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, in Fairfield, is now using a YRS. Could this calendar be a possibility for Maine to help our students excel? 

A Case for Year Round Schooling

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Public Hearing about Revenue Sharing and Governor LePage’s Proposed Biennial Budget

Public Hearing about Revenue Sharing and Governor LePage’s Proposed Biennial Budget

When and Where?

Wednesday March 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Room 228, State House

What is the Biennial Budget?

Unlike in some other states, Maine passes a budget for two fiscal years. According to Maine’s constitution, the state must have a balanced budget. If state continues spending and taxing the way it is now, it would run a $756 million deficit over the course of the next two fiscal years. These estimates are reflections of a structural gap between the revenues the state collects and the programs it promises to …

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Introducing my new intern: Helen White!

Introducing my new intern: Helen White!

I wanted to introduce you all to my talented intern, Helen White. Helen is a Senior at Bowdoin and I am sure we will see amazing things from her! Below is a little bit about her:

Hello Everyone!

My name is Helen White and I’m a current senior at Bowdoin College. I couldn’t be more excited to be interning for Representative Daughtry this semester! I’m originally from Derby, VT, a town of about 4,000 people about a mile from the Canadian Border.

Since getting to Bowdoin in 2009, …

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