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USM and UMF receive grants to recruit educators, help alleviate Maine’s teacher shortage

USM received $160,000 to start or expand Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Programs (RTAP), which allow school system employees to complete their degrees and teacher certification through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction.

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Maine’s public universities will provide free tuition to Lewiston mass shooting victims

As requested by Gov. Mills, the University of Maine System will ensure the cost of college is not a barrier for those directly impacted by the tragedy by providing free tuition and establishing a fund to support other postsecondary educational expenses.

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