Maine Schools in Focus

Maine Schools in Focus: Growing Partnerships to Develop Educational Leadership Pipelines

Starting in 2016, the Bangor School Department and the University of Maine Educational Leadership program began the Bangor Educational Leadership Academy (BELA), which is in its third year and focuses on creating learning laboratories for aspiring educational leaders to “try on” leadership, working closely with mentoring administrators, help lead professional development, and examine and update policies and practices through action research projects.

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Maine Schools in Focus: Global literacy and giant maps

Over the past two years, and continuing this spring, University of Maine faculty, staff, and undergraduate students have worked collectively with local K-8 schools to promote a broad kind of inquiry about the physical and social world around them through geographic awareness and global literacy events.

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