Mt. Abram awarded “Boosting Readiness for College and Career” MELMAC grant

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Mt. Abram Regional High School was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from the MELMAC Education Foundation. The “Boosting Readiness for College and Career” grant focuses on four areas: Exposure to businesses and colleges as part of a broad college and career awareness curriculum; Financial Literacy so that students leave high school empowered to make smart and informed decisions to improve their long-term financial well-being; Family Engagement so that students and their families understand the steps needed to prepare for college and career, and track their progress through a formal plan for life after high school; and, College and Career Culture so that all students are prepared for a full range of post-secondary options through structured, motivational, and experiential opportunities.

Educate Maine to host annual education symposium Friday

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Educate Maine will host its 2022 Education Symposium on Friday, Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. After two years of virtual engagement, this year’s event is in-person, bringing together over 400 educators, business leaders, policymakers, students, and diverse citizens from across Maine to share knowledge, innovative ideas, best practices, and timely strategies for helping all Maine people reach their highest educational potential. This year’s event would not be possible without generous sponsors including the event Premier Sponsor, Unum, and our partners at the MELMAC Education Foundation.

Retired UMF administrator recognized for his 47 years of service to Maine students

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
In Wendy Ault’s opinion, no one cares about students the same way as longtime University of Maine at Farmington director of financial aid Ron Milliken. “He would look under every rock, helping a student and their family figure out ways to afford an education,” said Ault, the executive director of the MELMAC Education Foundation and former associate director of admissions at UMF.

Guidance office helps students navigate life after high school

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Boothbay Region High School’s Class of 2022 will soon venture out into a world most adults are struggling to understand. Sophomores when the pandemic began in 2020, the 40 seniors are navigating the widely uncharted territory of post-secondary education and training where colleges and universities are struggling more than ever to attract students equally as uncertain about their futures.

Red Sox Announce Two Upcoming STEM Education Days

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
The Red Sox are happy to announce two upcoming STEM Education Days, presented by Moderna, at Fenway Park on May 5th featuring our friends from NASA, including Mass Native Astronaut Stephanie D. Wilson, and Sept 29th featuring various STEM related partners and industry leaders.

Educate Maine releases annual ‘Education Indicators’ report

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Educate Maine released its ninth annual “Education Indicators for Maine” report last week. The yearly report examines Maine’s education system in-depth, using indicators to measure access, participation, and performance of Maine students from early childhood through postsecondary education. The report provides data on what is working well and where investments in Maine’s education system are needed to ensure that every Maine person reaches their highest educational potential.

RSU 25 awarded $1 million

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) Superintendent Jim Boothby announced Tuesday that the district was the recipient of a grant “just shy of a million dollars” aimed at inspiring pre-K-to-12 students to plan for careers and postsecondary education.

MaineSpark grants offer innovative postsecondary opportunities to students post pandemic

Saturday, July 4, 2020
These are trying times. Maine people, employers, workers and students are facing many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is promising that Maine is gradually reopening its economy. People are beginning to look ahead and move forward. We are hopeful that Maine will get back to work and move forward with our new normal soon while adhering to new health and safety standards, and that Maine’s economic recovery is swift and strong.

Stimulate This: How School Counselors Will Help Save Our Post-Pandemic Future

Thursday, May 28, 2020
"I am not a scientist, so I won’t pretend to make predictions about the longevity of this virus, potential for a vaccine, or likelihood for a resurgence. Nor am I an economist, so I will not weigh in on whether this is a recession or a depression, and I will refrain from speculating on the long-term fiscal impact. However, I am an educator who has worked with students and families through the 9/11 tragedy and the 2008 recession. I have also seen the great disparity of educational resources, and the inherent inequities, that hold back many in this country. What I know to be true is that no matter when our country opens up, or how fast we bounce back, we need to think about how we stimulate our economy and workforce from the ground up. Guess where that starts? School counselors."