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MDOE Projects & Initiatives


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the foundations of an advanced society.  Federal and state leaders and the academic community view the strength of the STEM workforce as an indicator of our ability to sustain ourselves. If we wish to ensure equitable access to high wage, high growth employment for Maine students, learning in these areas must also be part of the educational foundation for all Maine students.  The Statewide Strategic Plan for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics provides a course of action and outline of key partnerships that are necessary to strengthen STEM learning in Maine.

Click here for more information.

STEM Informational Brochure (PDF)


Maine's Environmental Literacy Plan

Environmentally literate students are able to recognize the components of healthy environ­mental systems and what actions are necessary to maintain, restore, or improve their health. They understand key, science-based concepts and connections, and have the skills and confidence needed to help develop technology and other solutions for 21st century challenges.

The Maine Department of Education is partnering with Maine Audubon, the Maine Environmental Education Association, and the Maine Department of Conservation to promote environmental education in Maine.

Click here to download or view the Maine Environmental Literacy Plan. (PDF)

Click for the Environmental Literacy Plan brochure. (PDF)



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Standards-Based Education in Maine

Click here to learn about Maine’s current efforts to develop a standards-based system of education.


Maine Course Pathways

Developing a system to document that all high school students, through course syllabi, are given fair opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the Learning Results through multiple pathways that honor student choice, learning preferences and career aspirations.

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Middle Level Education in Maine

Providing middle level educators, parents, and policy makers with a clearer understanding of what is needed for high quality, equitable, and effective education for Maine’s 10 to 15 year olds. 

Click here to learn more about Middle Level education in Maine.