UMaine College of Education and Human Development debuts ‘Maine Schools in Focus’ on website

Maine Schools in Focus

The University of Maine College of Education and Human Development has launched a new online resource, “Maine Schools in Focus,” for educators and policymakers statewide.

The website features informative, research-based briefings to enlighten and stimulate dialogue about issues in Maine public school education today.

“Our goal is to advance the cause of our children and schools by making these issue-focused resources available to anyone interested public education and its future in Maine,” said Susan Gardner, interim dean of UMaine’s College of Education and Human Development. “This new initiative is in keeping with the college’s leadership role in education initiatives statewide.”

Gordon Donaldson, UMaine professor emeritus of education, serves as editor and wrote the first three “Maine Schools in Focus” posts. He works with an advisory board that includes Associate Research Professor Janet Fairman, Lecturer in Educational Leadership George Marnik, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership Sally Mackenzie and former MSAD 75 Superintendent J. Michael Wilhelm.

Other authors are expected to include College of Education and Human Development faculty and school leaders in Maine spanning different educational disciplines. Contributions from the public are welcome.

To sign up for email notification of new content, go to the Maine Schools in Focus homepage.

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