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The Waitlist

The Waitlist

Principal Peter Harrison talks to a group of second grade students at the Young School in Saco before an assembly on Dec. 16. The school’s multipurpose room serves three roles as the gym, cafeteria and gathering place for assemblies. The Young School moved into...
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,...