Region 10 Receives Alfond Grant to Study Restructuring Ideas

International Education and Workforce expert Mark S. Tucker to give kick-off address

September 14  at  6:30PM

Those interested in hearing Mr. Tucker’s address may participate in person or via Zoom:

      Region 10 Technical High School in Brunswick, Maine was recently awarded a grant by the Harold Alfond® Foundation to study the feasibility of transforming itself into Maine’s first full-service, four-year technical high school.

       On September 14, 2022, Mark S. Tucker, president/CEO emeritus and distinguished senior fellow at the National Center on Education and the Economy, will give a kick-off address at Region 10 in which he describes education and workforce development considerations by which state, national, and international organizations are reforming education. The formal study announcement and keynote will begin at 6:30 PM.

      The grant awarded to Region 10 by the Harold Alfond® Foundation will allow it to engage a project coordinator and organizations qualified to conduct research to determine the feasibility of transforming Region 10.  Additionally, the Harold Alfond® Foundation agreement with Region 10 emphasizes that the study should also be of use to stakeholders across the state who may be considering similar school reform.

       The feasibility study is expected to take about one year to complete and is designed to address questions generated by Region 10 and the many stakeholders who would be affected by the school’s envisioned transformation.  Broad categories of study will include funding avenues, demographic considerations, curriculum design, pathway/partnership opportunities, legislative and governance issues, impact, and public interest.

        Greg Powell, Chairman of the Harold Alfond Foundation, says of the study, “The Foundation is committed to building investments in diverse forms of education.  We are happy to support this study as it explores the feasibility and benefits of dedicated, full-time, four-year technical high schools.”

        Four-year technical high schools are effective options for students in other states such as Massachusetts, Ohio, Connecticut, and Texas, and offer exciting opportunities for innovative partnerships among students, post-secondary schools, and employers.