RSU 29 hosts guest speaker for back-to-school workshop

The County • September 3, 2019

RSU 29 staff members participated in three days of workshops prior to the opening of school on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The Aug. 27 workshop included the introduction of new staff members, updates on policies and procedures and the viewing of pertinent videos pertaining to the workplace. Read More ▶︎


SEANET Researchers Make Connections in Cobscook 

University of Maine • July 15, 2019

The Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) currently supports the research of more than 30 graduate students and post-doctoral researchers spanning fourteen disciplines. This summer, these research fellows traveled to the Cobscook Community Learning Center (CCLC) in Lubec, Maine for a two-day professional development workshop. Read More ▶︎

School support program addresses barriers to learning

The Ellsworth American • May 25, 2019

TREE, or Transforming Rural Experiences in Education, is “a collaborative educational initiative in rural Maine to create supportive learning environments where all children, especially those challenged by adversity, stress and trauma can succeed and thrive,” according to program literature. Read More ▶︎

When it comes to festivals, it pays to be an early bird

Bangor Daily News • March 7, 2019

The Down East Spring Birding Festival takes place the previous week, over Memorial Day weekend. I went on the first walk of the first festival 14 years ago, and I’ve been guiding for it ever since. The Washington County coast is one of the birdiest parts of Maine, because it’s a land of habitat transitions. Read More ▶︎

Student-empowered curricular change

Phi Delta Kappan • February 25, 2019

Student voice is not typically considered central to whole-school curricular redesign. As in most organizations, change in schools tends to happen from the top down, with the administration and the teachers identifying problems and proposing solutions. But TREE’s bottom-up approach is grounded firmly in the understanding that a research- informed … Read More ▶︎

Maine school leaves classroom behind

Bangor Daily News • October 4, 2018

When Hazel Stark and Joe Horn moved to Washington County to start the Maine Outdoor School two years ago, they thought they’d have to explain themselves to the community. They were prepared to defend the importance of hands-on, outdoor education. But there was no need. Read More ▶︎

With 16 percent of kids ‘chronically’ absent, Maine struggles to get them to school

WGME • June 4, 2018

More than 29,000 Maine students are missing enough class time to cause worry among school administrators and state education officials responsible for helping them succeed. Read More ▶︎