Last rites for proficiency-based learning

Last rites for proficiency-based learning

Last rites for proficiency-based learning By taking “three steps back,” Gov. Mills and Maine legislators give local school districts more power to decide how best to graduate students Don’t Miss Maine’s Important StoriesSubscribe to Pine Tree Watch today! SUBSCRIBE!...
Calling all challengers

Calling all challengers

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), seen here speaking about her decision to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court in October, has been noncommittal about whether she’ll try to retain the Senate seat she’s held for nearly a quarter century in...
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,...
LePage’s Legacy

LePage’s Legacy

A Pine Tree Watch assessment of Gov. Paul LePage's contentious tenure swings from one side of the spectrum to the other. For example, the head of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce says the governor’s stewardship “has given Maine a real chance to prosper and grow...