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Maine students are optimistic, think hard work is essential to success and view their parents as strong, positive influences in their lives, according to preliminary results from a University of Maine survey of more than 20,000 sixth through 12th graders representing 111 schools and every county in the state. The early data also suggest that student perceptions of their schools, teachers, peers and social experiences, are less positive, and there is an increasing disconnection between parents and schools as students advance in grade.


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