Betsy Webb

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

School officials in Bangor presented district leaders with a new draft policy on suicide prevention Wednesday night. The proposed policy comes after concern from several parents and community members over how the district communicated the news of a student's death late last year.

What is the role of school counselors in Maine? With societal pressure on children growing, is there a growing demand for counselors at all grade levels?

Proficiency Based Education

Aug 15, 2016

Maine's schools have been adopting the Proficiency-Based Education model and are at varying stages with implementing this new system of teaching and grading based on meeting standards. How is it going? What are the pros and cons?


Betsy Webb, superintendent, Bangor School Department [from Bangor studio]

Tina Meserve, superintendent, RSU 16 (Poland)

Erika Stump, research associate, Center for Education Policy, Applied Research and Evaluation at the University of Southern Maine