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Maine Department of Education Strategic Plan

January 14, 2012

Release of the plan by Commissioner Bowen on Tuesday

Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen will release “Education Evolving: Maine’s Plan for Putting Learners First” at an event Tuesday at Capital Area Technical Center in Augusta. The plan describes the Commissioner’s goals and action steps for working with students, educators, families, businesses, legislators, communities and others to design an education system in Maine around the needs of learners. The plan incorporates input the Commissioner has received over the past 10 months on how to improve the state’s public education system.

The plan to be released Tuesday is a working document. The Maine Department of Education will solicit feedback from the public and potentially refine the document in the coming months.

Commissioner Bowen will present the strategic plan to the Legislature’s Education Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

A handful of students will join Commissioner Bowen at Tuesday’s event to speak to their own educational experiences with being able to discover their interests, direct their own learning and have a say in how they demonstrate what they’ve learned. The students will be accompanied either by teachers or administrators from their respective schools.

Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 10:15 a.m.

Cafeteria, Capital Area Technical Center
40 Pierce Dr., Suite 1
Augusta, Maine
Signs will direct visitors to the cafeteria
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