State education chief encouraged by progress of Limestone K-3 pilot program
LIMESTONE, Maine — Maine Education Commissioner Robert Hassan was pleased with the progress he witnessed Wednesday when he visited Limestone Community School to check on a literacy pilot program initiated here in December 2016.
The program, dubbed the MoMEntum K-3 Literacy Pilot, began as an effort to support and strengthen literacy among younger students by utilizing iPads. The state is partnering with Apple on the pilot project, which is similar to the Maine Learning Technology Initiative that provides both tablet and laptop computers to thousands of teachers and seventh and eighth graders across Maine. State officials selected one school in each of Maine’s nine superintendent regions for the pilot project based on economic need.