Dept. of Education Holds Public Meetings; Further Funding Needed 

The Maine Department of Education is planning to apply for even more federal funding, and they’re hosting a series of meeting to ask Mainers what they want.Five meetings will be held throughout Maine, the first was held in Orono Wednesday night.The department is developing Maine’s blueprint for education reform and its application for $75,000,000 or more in federal funds.The meetings run from 4 to 7pm and was open to the public.Thursday’s meeting will be held at the University of Maine Farmington.