How an Early Release Plan Could Improve Student Outcomes for Years to Come
The Mount Desert Island Regional School System board is considering a proposal that would see elementary school students released 90 minutes early on 24 Wednesdays in the next academic year. Some parents are concerned about the impact this will have on their children's learning, not to mention the scheduling conflicts for working parents to find child care during these early release days. Supporters of the proposal see it as a necessary measure to improve education quality for children who need it the most.
The Silent Killer in Bar Harbor: Arsenic in Well Water
When you think about people who don't have access to clean drinking water, you probably think of underdeveloped countries. Many of us don't realize what a problem it is right here in our own state of Maine. Recent testing by the MDI Biological Laboratory has found high levels of arsenic in 6% of Bar Harbor wells, highlighting the issue of toxic chemicals in many Maine wells.
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