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Growing Minds. Enhancing Our Human Resources.

LA has 5 institutions of higher education, 2 vocational schools, a strong continuing education system, and a museum capturing the wisdom of our past. LA is alive with education opportunities for for young and old, including students from across the country and abroad.

Young Muslim Designs A New Cultural Understanding

by GeneGeiger on September 15, 2014

    LEWISTON, Maine — Sahro Hassan is a devout Muslim who prays five times a day. She is a fashion designer and budding entrepreneur who loves “America’s Next Top Model” and “Project Runway.” She is a change agent for her people and, in some ways, for her adopted hometown. She is all of 18. […]


They Came. They Studied. They Stayed.

by GeneGeiger on May 25, 2014

Julia Sleeper, center, in white T-shirt, is a Brewer native who graduated from Bates College in 2008 and stayed in Lewiston to help disadvantaged children. She co-founded the Tree Street Youth Center in downtown Lewiston and is currently the executive director Bates is an extraordinary college and an extraordinary resource for the LA community. It […]


Two New Dorms For Bates

by GeneGeiger on May 6, 2014

Bates hopes new dorms will make room for students and renovations Scott Taylor, Sun Journal, April 29 April 29–LEWISTON — A project to build two new Campus Avenue student dormitories over the next two summers is a key part to Bates College’s master plan for the next 20 years. The dorms, with around 230 beds, should open in time for […]


Retired Bates College educator, Bill Hiss, has authored a study showing that high school performance, rather than college entrance exams, is the best indicator of college success. Standardized tests are an important consideration for admissions at many colleges and universities. But one new study shows that high school performance, not standardized test scores, is a […]


Using Technology To Teach

by GeneGeiger on November 18, 2013

Three years ago, the Auburn School District became the first in the nation to provide iPads in the classroom for each and every kindergarten student. The move was controversial, with many people concerned about the cost and durability of the devices and how kids would adapt to learning how to use them. “What we really see is […]