Stories by Alex Acquisto

5 years ago

Maine moves closer to setting minimum teacher salary at $40,000

A bill to increase Maine’s minimum teacher salary to $40,000 won support in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, likely portending a victory for Democrats and the state teachers union, who have been working since 2014 to enact such a measure.

5 years ago

How Maine Democrats aim to clamp down on charter schools

Lawmakers on Tuesday voted on three charter school regulation bills that, while inconsequential in the immediate future, signal building momentum among Democrats in the Legislature to tighten the standards on Maine’s charter school system.