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August 20

Chimney Pond in Baxter State Park (August 2001)

August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1849 Incorporation of the City of Augusta. 1850 … Continue reading

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Coastal Studies Center

The Farmhouse and Barn (2010)

The Coastal Studies Center of Bowdoin College is located on Orrs Island in Harpswell. In 1981 Irma and William Thalheimer gave the 118 acre property, including the farmhouse and barn, to Bowdoin “to be protected in its natural environment and … Continue reading

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Colleges

Colby College (2001)

Maine has about thirty universities, colleges, community colleges, two-year associate degree granting institutions, and the separate institutions of the University of Maine System. Each has its own identity, mission, and appeal to students from different areas of the state, with … Continue reading

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Education, Maine Studies

While commentators and educators had been advocating for schools to include Maine studies in their curricula for decades, the first state mandate was effective on August 20, 1955: Chapter 300 AN ACT Relating to the Teaching of the Industrial and … Continue reading

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July 29

Schooner on Penobscot Bay (July 2007)

July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1824 Birth in Lovell of artist Jonathan Eastman … Continue reading

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Maine Maritime Academy

Harold Alfond Student Center (2001)

is a college located in Castine created primarily to educate and train students for service in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Former Governor Kenneth M. Curtis, once its President, is a distinguished graduate. According to the statute establishing Maine Merchant Marine … Continue reading

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November 21

The Selectmen

November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1885 Hammond Plantation in Aroostook County is formally organized. … Continue reading

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October 13

Southbound Appalachian Trail Crossing at Moxie Pond (October 2007)

October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1883 The schooner Hope Gower was launched from … Continue reading

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October 26

Southbound Appalachian Trail Crossing at Moxie Pond (October 2007)

October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1775 The Benedict Arnold expedition to Quebec crosses … Continue reading

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Perham, Sidney

Sidney Perham, governor

(1819-1907) a U.S. Representative, was born in Woodstock on March 27, 1819 where he attended the common schools and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He later became a resident of nearby Paris. A member of the Maine House of Representatives in … Continue reading

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Rank of Maine, Education

Average Maine Teacher Salaries

Compared to all other states and the District of Columbia, Maine ranks relatively high when considering the number of students per teacher and on the amount spent per pupil. However, Maine ranks very low when comparing teacher salaries.  It does … Continue reading

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Rank of Maine, Education, Graduation Rates

Big Schools Size and Graduation Rate

The U.S. Department of Education released a report November 26, 2012 “detailing state four-year high school graduation rates in 2010-11 – the first year for which all states used a common, rigorous measure.” The new calculation, the Department emphasized, is … Continue reading

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SAT College Bound 1972-2013

Group Mean Scores for Maine College Bound Seniors That is, each number represents the average (mean) of a group. For example, the average score for all Maine males taking the Critical Reading test in 1972 was 531.  All data has … Continue reading

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SAT Scores

Maine v National SAT Performance 1980-2013

Maine’s math scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, administered by the College Board in Princeton, New Jersey, have consistently and substantially lagged the national average scores for over two decades. During the 1980’s Maine’s verbal scores exceeded the national averages, … Continue reading

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Southern Maine Community College

Sign for SMCC (2012)

located in South Portland,is one of several community colleges across the state.  It was formerly know as Southern Maine Technical College, but has expanded its offerings to include additional academic courses. The college has been in existence since the mid-twentieth … Continue reading

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