Education Indicators for Maine 2013

Tanna Clews and Michael E. Dubyak

In its first Education Indicators for Maine report, Educate Maine assesses the state’s education pipeline according to ten indicators of success, from public pre-K to on-time college graduation. The authors emphasize the need for early childhood programs, college- and career-ready graduates, and more Mainers with post-secondary degrees to guarantee Maine’s future success. They also make recommendations for all members of the community to involve themselves in education reform.

Workforce skill level is the most important issue facing Maine businesses that wish to grow. It's imperative that our public schools prepare students to be college- and work-ready, and that they graduate with demonstrated proficiencies.