Title

"City" piece on the middle- and high-school programs at the Governor Baxter Scho

Authors

Lael Morgan

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

3-14-2002

Pages

6-7

Abstract

"City" piece on the middle- and high-school programs at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf in Falmouth. Academic standards for these programs fall far short of state requirements, according to a report by an on-site review committee released Feb. 7. The school, which provides Maine's only residential program for deaf and hearing-impaired children, was mandated by the Legislature in 2000 to bring its teaching standards up to a public-school level, but it hasn't. J. Duke Albanese, commissioner of the Maine Department of Education, has suggested that Baxter partner with accredited institutions as a way to meet state requirements, noting that legislative funding per student at Baxter was "substantial" and the funds should follow the student to subsidize contractual arrangements with other agencies.

Subjects

Governor Baxter State School for the Deaf -- Falmouth

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