The Waterville Public Library is partnering with the Maine Humanities Council, the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation and the Mid-Maine Global Forum to present a three-part speakers series, The World in Your Library.
The second presentation in the series is titled Educational Funding for Equity in Maine by Dr. Flynn Ross, ETEP Coordinator, University of Southern Maine. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, 9/26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Waterville Public Library.
Educational Funding for Equity in Maine
Ensuring all students, no matter what their zip code is, have access to quality schools is an essential mission of state funding for education. This presentation is a brief overview of educational funding for Maine Schools in context compared to other states and nations. Principles of equity and questions to ask of your local school boards and budgets will be presented.
Dr. Flynn Ross is the coordinator for ETEP, the Extended Teacher Education Program at the University of Southern Maine. It is a graduate level teacher certification program. She is the state co-coordinator of the Scholars Strategy Network, to promote public scholarship in the media and legislature to enhance democracy. Her research is focused on high quality teacher preparation and ensuring access for underrepresented teaching candidates. Dr. Ross is also involved in community action research to improve educational opportunities and attainment through the Westbrook Children’s Project. She is the faculty coordinator of Equity and Excellence in Maine Schools, a Maine based clearinghouse of resources and supports for ensuring access to high quality education for all students.
Additional programs in World In Your Library series:
Political Satire and the Authoritarian State in Contemporary China: 12 p.m., Wednesday, September 20, at the Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street, Waterville, ME 04901 with Dr. Hong Zhang, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, Colby College.
Envisioning Waterville: A Photographic and Postcard History: 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 17, at the Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street, Waterville, ME 04901 with Dr. Libby Bischof, Associate Professor of History and Department Chair, University of Southern Maine.
This lecture series is made possible by the Maine Humanities Council. The hour long programs are free and open to the public.