UMaine mentioned in BDN report on challenges facing Maine’s schools

The University of Maine was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News analysis, “4 lessons from a look at the pressing challenges facing Maine’s schools.” One of the lessons, “Cultivate strong school leaders,” gave an example of the Bangor School Department’s Bangor Educational Leadership Academy. The academy, which began in fall 2016, allows participating staff members to take the course work needed to earn school leadership credentials through UMaine, according to the article. The participants also receive mentoring from current administrators, and they’re required to conduct their own research and propose solutions to ongoing school department challenges, the article states.