Here is an old article about EECS that was printed in the Portland Press Herald. The school has come such a long way!
This article includes a nice spot for Rise and Shine as well.
"District officials then chose Gendron, who had overseen a similar turnaround at Reiche Community School, which in 2003 and 2004 had been listed by the federal government as a “persistently low-achieving school.” It has remained off that list since.
In April 2011, East End Community School found itself on the same list, based on the results of tests taken in October 2008, 2009 and 2010. The school was one of only four in Maine in 2011 to be awarded federal money under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The school received $2.7 million over three years.
Today, East End school is also off the list. Math and reading test scores show significant improvement, and the school is experiencing a resurgence under Gendron’s leadership...
...Gendron’s approach is “child-centered,” meaning that she runs the school based on what’s best for children rather than the staff or the system, says social worker Jane Hubley, who also worked for Gendron at Reiche."
Read the whole article from the Portland Press Herald