According to the personal-finance website, WalletHub, Maine's school system is not as bad as we seem to hear about. They conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017's states with the 'Best & Worst School Systems,' and Maine came in 10th.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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