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Important Legislative Update by Scott Barksdale, Head of School

Important Legislative Update by Scott Barksdale, Head of School

LD604 is an anti-charter school bill being considered next week by the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs of the Maine Legislature. Maine’s charter school system is a model system that works well, and this bill seeks to cripple it. It is being sponsored by a legislator who has been against charter schools since they began in Maine ten years ago, and he will likely rally a significant number of his colleagues on the Committee and in the Legislature who might be inclined to agree with him. Charter schools have come together to oppose this legislation, and we need your help…

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Narwhal Chronicles – April 02, 2021

Narwhal Chronicles – March 26, 2021

The deadly violence of the past two weeks in Georgia and Colorado has been saddening. As the debate begins in Washington about how best to respond as a country, let’s also keep remembering that so much also depends on what we do locally – from the quality of our schools to the access to social services and supports in our communities…

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Voices of the Pandemic

Voices of the Pandemic

Part of Harpswell Coastal Academy’s (HCA) mission is anchoring students to the people and places that shape them, in hopes that some may remain after graduation. Since 2014, a year-long humanities class has been dedicated to that concept — an oral history course that captures the extraordinary stories of “ordinary” locals. Along the way…

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