Education Committee Schedule - March 2 - 6, 2009

The Department, in fact, disputes the grading...

..in response to the previous week's Pop Quiz:

MDI RSS budgets: 2009-2010

Legislature's Education Committee, 2/23 (CTE, GT, EPS)

Maine's Essential Programs and Services school funding model

EPS by the numbers: Total staffing

EPS by the numbers: Total staffing
(2006-07 data)

Trenton Transition Plan (2/19/2009)

Trenton Transition Team – January 22, 2009

 

EPS by the numbers: Teachers

Essential Programs and Services funding model
Model component: Student/teacher ratio*

EPS model's student/teacher ratio for K-8: 17:1
EPS model's student/teacher ratio for 9-12: 15:1

Maine's K-8 students (2006-07): 132,338
Maine's 9-12 students (2006-07): 61,648

K-8 teachers allowed under EPS model: 7,785
9-12 teachers allowed under EPS model: 4,110

Total number of teachers allowed under EPS model: 11,895

Number of teachers in Maine (2006-07): 16,826

Number of teachers who are superfluous under EPS model: 4,931
Ratio of teachers who are superfluous under EPS model: three out of ten

Multi-state partnership on high school education

Simultaneous experiments in physics in two different universes

February 12, 2009, State of Maine:

  • SAD 57 moving forward with 18 layoffs, Shawn P. Sullivan, Sanford News
      ...MEA members gathered at Massabesic High School on Friday and voted to open their contracts in order to allow them to sit down with school officials and negotiate what teachers might be able to do to help close the budget gap. They rushed the letter across the high school parking lot to the superintendent's office in time for the deadline. ...[The superintendent] accepted the letter, looked it over, and informed ...that it was not what the school board had asked for.
  • LD 522: Resolve, To Establish the Study Commission Regarding Teachers' Salaries
      ...to make findings and recommendations and to submit suggested legislation to ensure that all teachers are paid at rates that are commensurate with their experience, education, professional responsibilities and essential role in the development of the State's economy and human capital.
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