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LePage-King dustup has drawn us away from important policy debate

Robert W. Glover University of Maine  In the past two weeks, we’ve heard a lot about Governor Paul LePage and author Stephen King. The Governor incorrectly implied that King doesn’t pay state taxes as part of his justification for a plan to gradually … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: Reactions

Originally posted on The Midnight Station:
No matter how hard we try, we will never have complete control over another person. Everyone has the right to feel, think and act in a certain way, regardless of what we think is…

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Commissioner’s Update – March 26, 2015

Originally posted on Maine DOE Newsroom:
From the Maine Department of Education The Maine DOE is partnering with Common Sense Media to provide free workshops throughout the state this spring to help educators harness the positive power of technology. Learning…

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Encouragement

Originally posted on Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013:
Many times encouragement blesses someone to walk into their season, conquer a fear, feel loved, move forward, get a job, smile. The possibilities are endless to what words of encouragement can…

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LePage tax cut plan, based on disproven thinking, comes at a staggering price

Gov. Paul LePage wants a Maine that’s more competitive. He wants to attract more corporate investment to spark job growth. He wants to entice more people to move to Maine, and he doesn’t want Maine’s wealthiest to have a reason … Continue reading

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Surviving Friendly Fire: 8 Tips for Dealing with Unfair Criticism

Originally posted on Leading with Trust:
Sooner or later…sooner if you’re in a leadership position…you will get wounded by “friendly fire”— unfair criticism from a boss or colleague. Friendly fire comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it shows up…

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It’s All Urgent! Six Ways to Prioritize When Everything’s a Priority

“Action expresses priorities.” — Indian statesman Mahatma Gandhi. As Scottish poet Robert Burns pointed out in his poem “To a Mouse” in 1785, “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ … Continue reading

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Commissioner’s Update – January 29, 2015

Originally posted on Maine DOE Newsroom:
From the Maine Department of Education The Maine DOE will begin visits next month to provide targeted technical assistance to schools preparing to award proficiency-based diplomas. Last May, the Department released six options by…

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Millions in public school funds on the line if Maine loses federal education waiver

By Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff Posted Jan. 28, 2015, at 6:55 p.m. Last modified Jan. 28, 2015, at 7:26 p.m. Terry Farren | BDN Brewer High School student Isaak Gauthier (left) works on a Kindle with class teacher Kevin Napolillo … Continue reading

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All six of Maine’s charter schools have student waiting lists

Contributed photo Gov. Paul LePage greets dozens of Maine Charter School students at the State House in Augusta on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. By Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff Posted Jan. 26, 2015, at 5:17 p.m. AUGUSTA, Maine — More than … Continue reading

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