Education Forum of Maine Blog

Reimagining and Repurposing School

Why do we do school? Is it serving the needs of the students, educators, communities, and industries of Maine? How can we make sure that we are designing school to meet current and future needs?  To discuss these questions, Education Action Forum of Maine hosted a...

Integrating School and Community

The St. George Municipal School Unit (MSU) has found creative ways to support teachers’ innovative ideas, meet the needs of all students, and connect the community to their school. How are they doing it? By prioritizing relationships, staff and student wellbeing, and...

Giving Students Hope for the Future

Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE), shares her revolutionary approach to education, designed to provide young people with the skills, capacities, and experiences they need to feel confident in solving the problems they care...

Rep. Millett on Education Priorities

Representative Rebecca Millett joins us for a conversation about the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee and her top priorities for this year's legislative session. Listen here to learn what actionable steps you can take to make a real impact for our kids, our...

Charter Schools as Catalyst for Community Rebirth

Charter Schools as Catalyst for Community Rebirth

Early in his career as a middle school teacher in Philadelphia Travis Works realized the best way for a child to achieve success was to provide them what they need when they need it.  Although most of the education research encouraged that, it not practiced in the...

Online Virtual Schools

Online Virtual Schools

After 31 years as an educator in the “bricks and mortar” public school system, Maine native Walter Wallace took on the role of Principal at one of the State’s two virtual public schools.   Prior to the Covid pandemic, many were suspicious of virtual schools.  Maine...

Magnet School Innovations

Magnet School Innovations

Kylie Bragdon, Head of the Maine Ocean School in Searsport is a self-described “Downeast Girl” who followed her family’s generational involvement with lobstering.  Sensing a need to provide educational opportunity to students who did not fit into typical district...