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Board Meeting, RSU 5, April 11, 2018; Proficiency-based Education Workshop

Over 4 hours of presentations, questions and discussions. The majority of which was about proficiency-based education and grading in our district.

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Proficiency-based education — what some teachers are saying

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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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