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Schools struggle to address rising student homelessness

by Robbie Feinberg May 7, 2019
More than 1.3 million students were identified as homeless nationwide in 2017, according to federal data.
More than 1.3 million students were identified as homeless nationwide in 2017, according to federal data.
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Full-time school nurses in short supply

by Robbie Feinberg Mar 11, 2019
According to a recent study, fewer than 40 percent of schools employ a full-time nurse.
Nurse Maxine Pare inside her office at Etna-Dixmont Elementary School in Etna, Maine.
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Maine voters will decide on a universal home care initiative for seniors funded by a tax on higher income earners

by Patty Wight Nov 1, 2018
As the U.S. population over age 65 grows, so will demand for long-term care. Maine voters will consider a possible solution at the ballot box on Nov. 6: universal home care. But should it be paid for by taxing high…
Jessica Browne prepares a plate of French toast for her mom, who works on a puzzle in their kitchen.
 
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Maine’s university system tries to help with an impending labor shortage

by Robbie Feinberg Dec 20, 2017
The schools are sharing resources to train more people for jobs.
Freshman Phillip Parent lines up metal weights in an introductory physics class at the University of Maine at Machias. The class is part of a partnership between the state’s universities.
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Could work-based learning help rural towns prepare students for a new economy close to home?

by Marketplace Contributor Aug 14, 2017
One small fishing town in Maine is trying something new to help the next generation gain valuable work skills: a new charter school focused on the idea of work-based learning — designed to put students into the community and expose…
Sixth-grader Easton Dundore shovels mulch used to grow vegetables inside a student-designed hoop house at the Harpswell Coastal Academy in Harpswell, Maine.
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Bicycle classes help Maine refugees get around town

by Marketplace Contributor Jul 12, 2016
Classes teach how to repair and maintain bicycles for those who can't yet drive.
Papy David Musongela (right) works on his bike with instructor Ainsley Judge (left). 
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The high-priced taste of Maine shrimp

by Marketplace Contributor Feb 17, 2016
Some fishermen are catching the coveted seafood in the name of science.
Maine shrimp are unloaded from a trawler, the De Dee Mae II, as part of a limited catch for research.
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Why car insurance rates vary wildly by state

by Gigi Douban Apr 27, 2015
States with lots of lawsuits tend to have higher insurance rates.

Restaurants shell out for high-priced scallops

by Marketplace Contributor Jan 7, 2015
Catch limits and a short season are driving up the the price of Maine scallops.

Northeast ski resorts fire snow guns to start the season

by Shannon Mullen Nov 15, 2013
Newer technology means ski resorts can cover more ground earlier, and stay open longer.