Three new MEPRI reports available online

The Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI) published three reports this spring, all of which are now available on the MEPRI website.

The publications include “How Students with IEPs and Their Teachers Are Faring in Maine Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” by research associate Patricia Lech and MEPRI co-director Amy Johnson; “School-Community Partnerships in Maine,” by MEPRI co-director Janet Fairman, associate professor of educational leadership Catharine Biddle, and doctoral student in PreK–12 education with a literacy concentration Ming-Tso Chien; and “School Leadership Development Programs in Maine: Building Statewide Capacity and Addressing Challenges,” by Fairman, associate professor of educational leadership Ian Mette and lecturer in educational leadership Maria Frankland.

MEPRI is a partnership between the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development and the University of Southern Maine that was established by the Maine Legislature in 1995 to provide policymakers, including the legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs and the Maine Department of Education, with objective data, policy research and evaluation of educational needs, services and impacts in Maine’s PreK–12 schools.