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Over the past decade, the movement to adopt proficiency-based approaches to teaching, learning, and graduating has gained momentum throughout New England and the country, as more educators, parents, employers, and elected officials recognize that high educational standards and strong academic preparation are essential to success in today’s world.

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A school in Vermont has taken an unusual path to remedy the old story of students who are chronically disengaged from school. It has reinvented itself to put students at the center. At Harwood Union High School, students shape every major policy. Join one of the school’s co-principals to find out why its adults built this unusually deep partnership with their students, and what effect it’s had.

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In January 2016, the New England Board of Higher Education and the New England Secondary School Consortium convened a meeting of admissions leaders from highly selective New England colleges and universities for a discussion about how they evaluate proficiency-based high school transcripts.

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Registration is now open for the 2016 MPA Summer Leadership Retreat, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, in collaboration with Great Schools Partnership. The event is an annual three-day retreat for leadership teams to:

  • Build internal leadership capacity;
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Registration is now open for the New England Secondary School Consortium’s seventh annual High School Redesign in Action conference. This annual conference in Norwood, Massachusetts, gives educators the opportunity to share success stories, exchange best practices, and continue to build momentum for innovations that will prepare all students for success in the colleges, careers, and communities of the 21st century.

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From Educate Maine

December 11, 2015

In 1998, the Maine Coalition for Excellence in Education (MCEE) established the MCEE Education Leadership Award. In 2010, the award was renamed the Weston L. Bonney Education Leadership Award in honor of longtime MCEE board member Wes Bonney. Wes was President and CEO of Peoples Heritage Bank, is a founding member and former … Read Full Article →