Press Herald reports on effort to develop new remote learning models

The Portland Press Herald reported the University of Maine, Maine Department of Education and other educational organizations will design and pilot new models of remote learning. The U.S. Department of Education awarded Maine $16.9 million for the endeavor, Rethinking Remote Education Ventures (RREV), through a Rethink K-12 Education Models grant funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act, according to the Press Herald. The new learning models, as they are created and tested, will be offered “through an open-source community of practice platform to support collegial sharing, ongoing critical feedback, and continual revision and improvement to sustain a culture of innovation and to foster statewide access to exciting remote learning models,” according to the Maine DOE.