STATEWIDE — The Maine Department of Education announced Wednesday that over $2 million will go toward funding for Maine schools participating in a new program.
The program is called Rethinking Remote Education Ventures, also known as RREV.
According to RREV Director Martin Mackey, schools across the state are being awarded this grant because they have created innovative pilot programs.
Mackey said each superintendent region in the state is guaranteed at least $750,000 in innovative pilots by July of 2023.
He said the way they are defining remote falls under outdoor education, multiple pathways, extended learning opportunities, online learning, and yet to be imagined.
“RREV centers around the belief that both building capacity for innovation and education and supporting the design and implementation of the innovative ideas that are generated, we can develop and support agile, effective, and resilient learning experiences that are responsive to local priorities and improve learning outcomes for all students,” Mackey said.
Mackey said they are encouraging educators statewide to find out more about getting involved with RREV on their website, maine.gov/doe/rrev.