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Best School Districts In Maine

The website Niche.com has complied their list of the '2016 Best School Districts In Maine'. The make their rankings they used a formula of the strength of academics, quality of teachers, school resources, the quality of student life, as well as student and parent reviews, in an attempt to measure the overall excellence of the district.

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Maine’s School System Is Ranked As One Of The Best In The Country

Source: WalletHub
The countdown to back to school is on, you see and hear all of the ads for back to school shopping and many schools will welcome back the kids and teachers in about one month. Good news for Maine kids and parents, Maine's school system has been ranked as one of the best in the country.

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Photo by Steve Eason of Getty Images
Photo by Steve Eason of Getty Images

Lewiston Schools Will Offer Free Meals To All Students

Beginning next fall, all students in Lewiston will get breakfast and lunch at school for free, regardless of how much their parents earn, courtesy of the federal government.

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Jerome Pollos, Getty Images
Jerome Pollos, Getty Images

Maine Penobscot Organizers Want Meeting With Skowhegan School Officials

Last week we told you that there was building pressure for the Skowhegan schools to stop using the Indian image and nickname as a sports mascot. Now Penobscot organizers want a planning session with school officials.

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Photo: msad54.org

Maine’s Teacher of the Year from Skowhegan Area Middle School

Special Education Teacher Jennifer Dorman has been named Maine's Teacher of the Year. Dorman, who teaches English and language arts, has taught at Skowhegan Area Middle School since 2009.

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Andreas Rentz, Getty Images
Andreas Rentz, Getty Images

Augusta Crossing Guard Decides to Keep Working After Job Eliminated

Sherry McArthur, a former Augusta crossing guard doesn't care that she's no longer getting paid to keep kids safe. She says she has a responsibility to the students and their parents and so she's going to continue showing up for work.

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Nadine Hutton, Getty Images

Maine Supreme Court Rules That Transgender Student’s Rights Were Violated

Maine's Supreme Judicial Court today (Jan. 30) ruled that a transgender girl's rights were violated when the fifth-grader was required to use a staff rest room instead of the girls' bathroom.

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Getty Images, photo by Buddhicka Weerasinge
Getty Images, photo by Buddhicka Weerasinge

Interesting Facts You May Not Know

Found some interesting facts from various sources so I thought I would pass them along to you. For instance: In the English language, there are only four words that have no rhyming partners. They are orange, purple, silver and month.

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RSU 19 Schools Alerted After Caller To Walmart Says He Needed A Gun ‘For School’

Schools in RSU 19, which is composed of Corinna, Dixmont, Etna, Hartland, Newport, Palmyra, Plymouth and St. Albans have been on alert all day today (Nov. 15) after a caller to the Walmart in Palmyra said he needed a gun "for school."

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msad53.org

Pittsfield Warsaw Middle School Music Teacher Named ‘Educator of the Year’

Marisa Weinstein, music teacher at Warsaw Middle School in Pittsfield was surprised at a school assembly Tuesday, April 9. She was named the Maine Music Educators Association 'Educator of the Year.'

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