Maine

An Entire State Commits to Laptops on Every Middle School Desktop

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VIDEO: An Innovative Computer Initiative Gains Momentum

Running Time: 8 min.

Almost one-and-a-half years after laptops began flooding Maine's middle schools, students, teachers, principals, and parents across the Pine Tree State are relaying success stories for which the portable computers are credited. Stories of sullen truants transformed into outgoing school leaders. Stories of leveling the playing field.

This article originally published on 12/16/2003

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A Computer for Every Lap: The Maine Learning Technology Initiative

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Maine Learning Technology Initiative

Students at King Middle School in Portland agree with reports that laptops used well promote learning and engagement.

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"Why shouldn't Maine be first?"

So asked then-governor Angus King in 2000 as he proposed that all seventh graders in the state be given laptop computers.

This article originally published on 5/13/2003

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Mentoring for Success: Teaching Others How to Teach

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Liberal arts graduates interested in becoming teachers get an intensive dose of both theory and practice in the University of Southern Maine's Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP).

This article originally published on 7/1/1997

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Teachers as Leaders: A Year Off Can Add So Much More

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As the designated Teacher Scholar at Narragansett School in Gorham, Maine, Debbie Loveitt recently enjoyed an experience more familiar to university professors than to K-12 teachers.

This article originally published on 7/1/1997

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A Career Advantage: Combining School and Work

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The hundreds of students who participate in Maine Career Advantage have an extra adult in their lives -- an intern supervisor whose role is modeled closely after that of German career mentors called "meisters."

This article originally published on 7/1/1997

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