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Report published: Special Education & CTE - Implications of Proficiency-based Diploma Policy in Maine

Special Education & CTE - Proficiency-based Diploma System report released
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MEPRI Briefing for ME Legislature's Education Committee - Special Education & CTEs

MEPRI briefing: Impacts of Maine's proficiency-based diploma law on Special Education and CTE.
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Maine Legislature's Social Impact Task Force Report Published

Maine Legislature's Social Impact Task Force Report Published

Erika Ziller Published in Maine Health Access Foundation

Erika Ziller has just published a research brief with Barbara Leonard at the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF).
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ESSA & Teacher Certification Reports Published & Presented to Committee

MEPRI publishes reports on ESSA and teacher certification.
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MEPRI Research Briefings - ME Legislature Education Committee

MEPRI research briefings for Education Committee on January 25th.

Barbara Hart Seminar/Retirement

On December 16, 2016, Barbara Hart, JD, presented a farewell seminar at the Muskie School of Public Service to a wide ranging audience that included advocates, attorneys, and activists. Barbara Hart recently retired from the Muskie School as Director of Law and Policy of Domestic Violence.
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Schools Beating the Odds Webinar: Maine's More Efficient Schools

View webinar materials CEPARE researcher, Dr. Erika Stump, presented about Maine's More Efficient Schools.
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New reports presented at MeHAF Rural Conference

In an effort to inform and promote local discussions and strategic planning for transforming health and health care in rural communities, the Maine Rural Health Research Center, with support from the Maine Health Access Foundation, produced five issue briefs profiling innovative approaches to rural health. The briefs present innovative approaches from Maine and other parts of the United States to the provision of behavioral health services, recruitment and retention of health care workers, service delivery, governance, and health care payment and financing in rural areas. FMI: Andrew Coburn, PhD, Director, Maine Rural Health Research Center.

New Research Shows Inequality in Mainers' Access to Health Care

On October 17, 2016, the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) released a new research brief developed with the University of Southern Maine that found significant inequality in the ability of people in Maine to access quality health care. The authors, Barbara Leonard from MeHAF and Erika Ziller from the USM Muskie School, found that income, age and education are all closely associated with Maine people’s ability to receive appropriate and timely health care. Specifically, they found that among Maine adults 18 and older, those with family incomes less than $25,000 a year, young adults, racial and ethnic minorities, and people with less education are much more likely to: -Delay seeking health care even when sick; -Be unable to afford prescription medication; -Lack access to preventative check-ups and screenings or have a regular health care provider. In addition, their analysis also found that Maine people, of all income groups, have reported difficulties in paying medical costs. The brief is available for download on the Maine Health Access Foundation website.

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