Pender Makin: From a whisper to a bullhorn

Pender Makin: From a whisper to a bullhorn

New Commissioner Pender Makin, who earned a reputation as a "kid whisperer" for her work as a principal at The REAL School on Mackworth Island and honors as Maine High School Principal of the Year in 2013, says her Education Department will be responsive to students,...
Proficiency-based Letdown?

Proficiency-based Letdown?

With Maine schools no longer required to issue performance-based diplomas, some parents and district officials are relieved, but others say they'll press on with plans that have been in the works for six years. Photo by Gabe Souza. Proficiency-Based Letdown? After six...