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Whether Katahdin replaces one or neither of its two departing music teachers – whether it’s faculty is cut by 50% or 100%  – remains to be seen. 

What is clear is the adverse impact on children either way. 

Additional funds provided by the State recently – $68k to be exact, will be spent well outside classrooms of any kind – music or otherwise, and has been budgeted in its entirety for an Assistant Principal.

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The Profession That Teaches All Others

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On Self-Governance….

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On Respect for Children…

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“The Object of Education..”

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Every Child……

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KMHS Concert Tonight

KMHS Concert Tonight

See you there – 6:30#!

 

(No, not 6:30 “hashtag” – 6:30 SHARP 🙂

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Education; An Intensely Human Endeavor…

Education; An Intensely Human Endeavor...

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Timbered Classrooms Extends a Heartfelt Thanks For The Wonderful Teachers Of RSU #50..

Timbered Classrooms Extends a Heartfelt Thanks For The Wonderful Teachers Of RSU #50..

“There is no system in the world or any school in the country that is better than its teachers.” ~Sir Ken Robinson

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Don’t Be Afraid To Fail….

Don't Be Afraid To Fail....

….Be Afraid Not To Try

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Why Corporations Want Our Public Schools

Why Corporations Want Our Public Schools

Our public education system has become a profit opportunity. Children and taxpayers pay dearly….

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Every Child is Precious….

Every Child is Precious....

“I don’t like it when wealthy children are treated to one kind of education and the rest are treated to something different. It makes me suspect the children of the lower and middle classes are probably getting a rotten deal…” ~Kathreen Harrison

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…a driving force….

...a driving force....

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“If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.” – Marian Wright Edelman

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The Kids Who Need……

The Kids Who Need......

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…a Pocket Paradigm…

...a Pocket Paradigm...

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On The Vital Importance of the Teacher/Student Relationship…

““Governments decide they know best and they’re going to tell you what to do. The trouble is that education doesn’t go on in the committee rooms of our legislative buildings. It happens in classrooms and schools, and the people who do it are the teachers and the students. And if you remove their discretion, it stops working.”” — Ken Robinson

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When Education is (Big) Business

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What’s YOUR Vision?

What's YOUR Vision?

The next meeting of the RSU 50 Vision Committee will be held Monday, Dec. 2nd at 5:30pm at Katahdin High School. The public is welcome!

Representatives are still needed for Sherman and Stacyville, and perhaps other communities in the RSU?

These decisions will shape not only the future of our children’s education, but our communities as well. Please contact your local town office to volunteer and ensure that the voice of your community; of each town in the district, is heard.

Thank you, and see you there!

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Parents’ Information Night

Parents' Information Night

5:30pm @KMHS

Learn more about Standards Based Education as it pertains to your KMHS student…

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“Food” for Thought: High-Stakes, Standardized Testing…

“When we want the elephant to grow, we feed the elephant; we do not weigh the elephant.” ~Indian Proverb