Fourth-graders in Maine on average scored 221 on a standardized reading test administered last year, which is two points above the 2019 national average calculated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Fourth-graders in Maine on average scored 241 on a standardized math test administered last year, which is one point above the 2019 national average calculated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Job growth in Maine is expected to reach 0.5 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 0.8 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.
Joan Ferrini-Mundy, president of the University of Maine, earned $350,000 in 2018, making Ferrini-Mundy the highest-paid public employee in Maine last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.
Legislative appropriations for Maine arts agencies are projected to reach $1 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 75 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).
James H. Page, chief executive at the University of Maine, earned $333,433 in total compensation last year, the 213th highest pay among executives at nearly 250 U.S. public universities and systems ranked in a Chronicle of Higher Education study.
Hotel room bills in Maine tack on a total state lodging tax of 9 percent, the eighth highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
Maine four-year public universities now charge students annual in-state tuition and fees averaging $10,478, the 21st highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $1,948,912 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Maine, the ninth lowest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.