Tag Archives: Education

Mike Michaud – a courageous man speaks

(Photo - Russ Dillingham | Sun Journal)

Tomorrow is election day throughout the state and that means it’s one year until we elect our next governor. Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud made a simple announcement and tried to focus next year’s election on the issues and not the personal life of the candidates. Michaud wrote an opinion piece for this news site […]

Community group unites against bullying

SACO – Many school children in Maine know all too well that the hallways and classrooms they occupy each day are filled with taunts, insults and bullies. Deb Landry, a Saco resident, published author, and the Executive Director of Crossroads Youth Center is working to change that reality. “It’s the number one problem in our […]

Kids Cook: Smoothie Day at The Central School

“Today, everybody is going to be a cook!” Cheers and smiles burst forth from a room of four and five year olds as Chef Kathy Gunst introduced the day’s culinary adventure to a class at The Central School in Berwick, Maine. In an effort to educate kids and their families on the importance of healthy […]

First student organized TEDx talks come to Maine

BIDDEFORD – For nearly a year, Biddeford High School senior Elyse Oliver has dreamed of bringing an event to her school that would both motivate and inspire her fellow students.   On March 29, she and other organizers held the first student run TEDx youth event in the state. “Elyse came to see me early […]

LePage takes aim at Maine’s public school systems

AUGUSTA – Maine Gov. Paul LePage, in his second state of the state address, continued to target the Maine public education system.  His speech to the legislature, and the state, lasted more than an hour, but one of the most memorable moments came when he suggested it was time for the state to start rating […]