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Education

Private Schools, Colleges & Universities


Maine has plenty of opportunities when it comes to higher education. Find information about Greater Portland area school systems, including local universities, colleges and community colleges.

Maine College of Art

Maine College of Art

Portland
Offer Art Education and Continuing Studies for adults and youth.
 Southern Maine Community College

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland
Located on the coast with spectacular views of Casco Bay.
University of Southern Maine

University of Southern Maine

Portland
Part of an urban hotspot, a lively community on beautiful Casco Bay.
  

Maine College of Art

Portland
Offer Art Education and Continuing Studies for adults and youth.

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland
Located on the coast with spectacular views of Casco Bay.

University of Southern Maine

Portland
Part of an urban hotspot, a lively community on beautiful Casco Bay.

Rigorous standards and aligned curricula

The research is clear that high-performing education systems are built around rigorous standards for both content and performance. Maine’s Learning Results standards, first adopted in 1997, include content standards in eight areas, framed by an overarching set of Guiding Principles that describe the knowledge and skills believed necessary to prepare every student for college, careers and civic life. With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in 2011, Maine joined 45 other states in embracing internationally benchmarked standards for learning in Math and English Language Arts. Maine is also set to take the lead in the development of next-generation science standards, and continues to participate in national efforts to develop and revise standards in all other content areas.

Rigorous learning standards are meaningless, however, unless they inform instructional practice at the classroom level. As Maine transitions to the Common Core State Standards, it is more important than ever that curricula and materials aligned with the state’s learning standards are made available to educators across Maine.

Goal: A variety of instructional materials aligned with the Maine Learning Results standards, which include the Common Core State Standards, are readily available to and support the instructional practices of Maine educators.

Objective: Fully implement the Common Core State Standards; provide Maine’s educators with access to a resource directory of curricula and resources for every content area and level of achievement aligned with the appropriate set of standards.

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