All posts tagged maine school budget

Confronting the Critics: Myths and Facts about Charter Schools in Maine

Read the full report | This was supposed to have been the year that Maine finally enacted legislation authorizing public charter schools. In Washington, the Obama Administration strongly supports public charter schools, with the president himself calling on states to lift any […]

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A Floor or a Ceiling? A Brief History of the Essential Programs and Services Model

Read the full report | In January of this year, Maine’s State Planning Office released its annual “LD1 Progress Report,” which found that Maine’s school districts had demonstrated

A 55 Percent State Share of K12 Spending? We’re already there

Read the full report | In 2004, Maine voters approved a citizen-initiated referendum calling on the state to fund “55 percent of the cost of public education.” The following

District Consolidation and the Threat to School Choice: 15 Reorganization Plans to Watch

Read full report | As The Maine Heritage Policy Center reported in a recent policy brief titled Reorganization and the Threat to Maine's Tradition of School Choice,

Reorganization and the Threat to Maine’s Tradition of School Choice

Read the full report | Before adjourning its recent session, the state legislature approved a much-needed and long-awaited bill to fix some of the technical and other

The School Budget Validation Process: Empowering Voters, Achieving Savings

Read the full report | As Legislators look to rework the troubled school district reorganization law, one of the components of the law which has become the

Is Bigger that Much Better? School District Size, High School Completion, and Post-Secondary Enrollment Rates in Maine

Read the full report | If recent news stories from across Maine are any indication, opposition to the state-mandated school district consolidation effort is growing. Communities are

Education Service Districts: Achieving school administrative cost savings while protecting local control and parental involvement

Read the full report | Buried in Governor John E. Baldacci’s fiscal year 2008-2009 General Fund budget is a policy change that could dramatically alter the face