Waterville Public Library

Educational Funding for Equity in Maine by Flynn Ross

September 26, 2017 • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: Waterville Public Library
Educational Funding for Equity in Maine by Flynn Ross

 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.

 Educational Funding for Equity in Maine: 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 26, at the Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street, Waterville, ME 04901 with Dr. Flynn Ross, ETEP Coordinator, University of Southern Maine.

FLYNN ROSS
ETEP Coordinator, University of Southern Maine
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 5:30p
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street, Waterville, ME 04901
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. 

 


The Waterville Public Library has selected three speakers and topics for hour long presentations on global and domestic issues. The schedule of the series is as follows:
 
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 with Dr. Hong Zhang, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, Colby College. The 9/20 event is a joint program of the Mid-Maine Global Forum and the Waterville Public Library. Details regarding an optional, pre-ordered, nominal charge lunch forthcoming.
 
Educational Funding for Equity in Maine: 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 26, at the Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street, Waterville, ME 04901 with Dr. Flynn Ross, ETEP Coordinator, University of Southern Maine.

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.
 
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