New England Schools Embracing Innovations to Improve Graduation Rates and College Attendance

PORTLAND, ME – The New England Secondary School Consortium announced today that 41 schools from across New England will participate in two multiday school-design institutes this summer. The 41 schools are all members of the League of Innovative Schools, a regional networ... read more »

Island Students Earn Passing Grade from Marine Resources Commissioner

Downeast Maine is home to the two most fishing dependent counties on the east coast of the United States. Not only is fishing so important to these communities, lobster makes up over 80% of the total catch! That makes this area precariously dependent on a single species. What ... read more »

Pittsfield Middle High School continues to implement ‘student-centered’ approach

A few years ago, the classes that Ryan Marquis and Quinn Boyce were taking at Pittsfield Middle High School involved a lot of “book work” and less conversation or open-ended projects. Teachers Jenny Wellington and Derek Hamilton did a lot of lecturing – as Ha... read more »

Vermont Schools to Create New Proficiency Standards

The state will roll out new proficiency requirements to receive a high school diploma. Currently, most high schools in the state award diplomas through the accumulation of credits, which are awarded to students for receiving a passing grade in a class. However, for most high... read more »
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