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Mark Zuckerberg’s Plan To ‘Personalize’ Learning Rests On Shaky Ground

This is similar to a refrain I’ve heard from others about aspects of PBE that are “good” — “it just makes sense.” My question is …

PBL Workshop – September 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm

I sent a note to the board to make sure I hadn’t missed the mention of it, and Becky responded that they’d confirmed a date …

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 …

RSU5 – PBE Grading Updates

So, for those of you following things in our district, and around the state, I wanted to share the latest info we have. I wish …

The newest fad in education — and why some teachers find it troubling

This article is a couple years old, but it’s a great overview, and highlights a lot of concerns brought up by parents. And the comments …

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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