Failing to thrive?

Failing to thrive?

Patience Goulette, 14, is a sophomore at the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences and is building a bee enclosure on the school’s 1-acre farm in Hinckley. Goulette was homeschooled before she enrolled in the state’s first public charter high school. Photo by...
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,...