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National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

In 2011, Maine joined 40 other states in allowing public charter school options for families of all income levels.  On May 1, 2012, the Maine Charter School Commission issued its first application package for potential founders of these new public education options, which are free to parents and open to all children without admissions tests.

          The Maine Association for Charter Schools (MACS) will celebrate the great work accomplished by public charter schools across the country, where over 5,000 public chartered schools are serving 1.8 million students.

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

In 2011, Maine joined 40 other states in allowing public charter school options for families of all income levels.  On May 1, 2012, the Maine Charter School Commission issued its first application package for potential founders of these new public education options, which are free to parents and open to all children without admissions tests.

          The Maine Association for Charter Schools (MACS) will celebrate the great work accomplished by public charter schools across the country, where over 5,000 public chartered schools are serving 1.8 million students.

Nominate a Teen for Teens Who Care

Nominate a Teen for Teens Who Care

Do you know a teen, or a group of teens, who go above and beyond for those in their community?  So many teens are doing good deeds all over the state, and we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the good work that they do.  Maybe it is a club at school that gets them involved, or perhaps they volunteer through an organization, if you know a deserving teen in your area please contact us as we are accepting nominations.  There is no deadline, we accept nominations year-round.  Each teen selected as one of our Teens Who Care will receive a $2000 scholarship to the college of their choice; where as the group/club of teens selected will receive $2000 to support a non-profit of their choice.

Saco River ferry to provide commuter passage to UNE community in three-week trial

Biddeford - Starting Monday, April 9, there will be an exciting new option for University of New England, Biddeford campus commuters traveling from the Saco-Old Orchard Beach area—an option that not only saves time, gas money, and parking aggravation, but also provides an opportunity to be part of history.
UNE’s Undergraduate Student Government has funded a three-week pilot river ferry, which will transport passengers between Camp Ellis, Saco and the UNE pier in Biddeford.  Anticipated operations will occur Monday through Friday, beginning this Monday, April 9th and ending April 27th.  The 18-seat ferry will make rounds during two different time blocks each day—7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and again from 4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m., with each one-way trip taking approximately 10 minutes.  This venture will mark the first time that there has been an active Saco River ferry since 1925.

“Teens To Trails” Announces Grants for 11 High School Outing Clubs

 “Teens To Trails” Announces Grants for 11 High School Outing Clubs

T3” is pleased to announce this year’s Outing Club grant recipients from 11 high schools across the State including four brand new teen Outing Club programs. Grant awards were made to:  Biddeford High School, Cony High School, Deer Isle-Stonington High School, Deering High School, Dirigo High School, Maine Central Institute, Maine School of Science & Mathematics, Portland High School, South Portland High School, The New School and Thornton Academy. 

“High school Outing Clubs are the most effective way we have found for engaging teens in their natural world, with the potential to make fun safe outdoor experiences accessible to every Maine student,” said Carol Leone, Teens To Trails Founder.

“Teens To Trails” Announces Grants for 11 High School Outing Clubs

 “Teens To Trails” Announces Grants for 11 High School Outing Clubs

T3” is pleased to announce this year’s Outing Club grant recipients from 11 high schools across the State including four brand new teen Outing Club programs. Grant awards were made to:  Biddeford High School, Cony High School, Deer Isle-Stonington High School, Deering High School, Dirigo High School, Maine Central Institute, Maine School of Science & Mathematics, Portland High School, South Portland High School, The New School and Thornton Academy. 

“High school Outing Clubs are the most effective way we have found for engaging teens in their natural world, with the potential to make fun safe outdoor experiences accessible to every Maine student,” said Carol Leone, Teens To Trails Founder.

York County Senior College Announces Spring Schedule

York County Senior College has announced its spring course lineup for classes in Saco and Sanford, as well as a new location at Noble High School in North Berwick.  Classes at each location begin the week of March 26.

North Berwick is the home of the latest Senior College offerings.  Two courses will be housed there this spring:  "Great Decisions," with instructor Chuck McCall, takes on some of the world's pressing problems.  This semester, those problems include realignment in the Middle East, promoting democracy, Mexico, cyber security, exit from Afghanistan and Iraq, the state of the oceans, Indonesia and the geopolitics of energy.  Liz Perry brings "Movies: The Ones You Saw and the Ones You Missed," to the new site; attendees there will view and discuss "Tea with Mussolini," "Ladies in Lavender," "Doubt," "Mama Mia," "The King's Speech," "Scent of a Woman," "Passage to India," and "The Help."

Saco classes are offered at three locat