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TO:             Superintendents of Schools, Principals, and Dropout Prevention Committee Chairs, and Alternative Education Teachers

FROM:        Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

DATE:         May 30, 2007

RE:             Announcing 2007 Dropout Prevention Summer Institute

Registration is now open for the 2007 Dropout Prevention Summer Institute, Making the Alternative Education Philosophy a Reality. The Institute will be held July 23 and 24 at the University of Maine-Orono in Little Hall from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.  The Institute is a collaborative effort of the Maine Department of Education, The Institute for the Study of Students At Risk-University of Maine, and the Alternative Education Association of Maine.

Participants will have the opportunity to choose four in-depth sessions covering the following topics:

  • Navigating the System: Building an Alternative Program

  • Profile of an Alternative Learner

  • Regional Review: A Program Self-Assessment and Peer Review Process

  • Classroom in the Community

  • Translating the Alternative Education Experience into  The Maine Learning Results

  • Post Secondary Options: Exploring Life Beyond High School Graduation

The Institute registration fee is $175.00 per person and a group rate of $150.00 per person is available for teams of 3 or more attendees.  On-campus accommodations are available.  Registration includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and workshop materials.  CEUs will be available.

For information and registration contact Roxanne Lee: or 207-581-2493.

I urge you to support the attendance of your staff.  The Institute will offer an opportunity for educators to get current information, make connections and create solutions.