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Research and Theory behind decisions…

So, it appears by looking at this week’s meeting agenda, the board had a vote (I’ve been unable to attend the last few meetings, unfortunately) …

School districts in Maine rethink PBL

With the change in the law, districts throughout the state are reassessing where they stand and where they want to go. York schools recently decided …

New PBE section on RSU5.org website

Superintendent Becky Foley reached out to let us know that there’s a new section all about proficiency-based education on the RSU5.org website: She also mentioned …

The Backlash Against Screen Time at School

This article touches on concern about overuse of tech — but also talks about research done on whether or not these methods actually help the …

Ongoing concerns and questions

Throughout this conversation, I’ve been struggling with how to articulate my concerns. And I find myself feeling like I’m overreacting to new communications from the …

Proficiency-based diploma is no longer state law

The legislation was officially signed into law by Gov. LePage. 

What's Happening in RSU 5?

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Proficiency/standards-based education and grading are in the news throughout the state. Check the posts and read some quick points about our concerns to learn more. And after checking out the info, please reach out to RSU 5's Board to share your thoughts. This community feels the changes may have unintended effects that have not been properly researched. Feedback from teachers, parents, and the community is encouraged.

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