Multi-state partnership on high school education

MEDIA ADVISORY: Baldacci, Gendron to announce significant multi-state partnership on high school education

N E W S R E L E A S E
Maine Department of Education, Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

December 12, 2008

Contact:
David Connerty-Marin, 207-624-6880/831-3313

* MEDIA ADVISORY *

Governor Baldacci to Announce Multi-State Partnership Aimed at Transforming Secondary Education Across New England

Nellie Mae Education Foundation,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Support Groundbreaking Effort

WHO
—Governor John E. Baldacci
—Education Commissioner Susan A. Gendron
—Ann Weisleder*, chair of the State Board of Education
—Mark Kostin, Senior Associate, Great Schools Partnership
—Key stakeholders

WHEN
Monday, December 15 at 1 p.m.

WHERE
State House, Augusta – Governor’s Cabinet Room

WHAT
Announcement of a major new regional initiative to transform secondary education for the 21st century in the states of Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine. The effort aims to become a pioneering multistate partnership that can serve as a model for the nation.

(This is separate from the announcement on Thursday of the NECAP initiative, though it is with the same states.)

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David Connerty-Marin
Director of Communications
Maine Department of Education
Tel: 207-624-6880 (office)
207-831-3313 (mobile)
david.connerty-marin@maine.gov