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...
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!...
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,...