The study committee to investigate what happens when public schools turn independent found no consensus. Education Secretary Armando Vilaseca issued a report on his own behalf, and five committee members dissented.
Vermont students show little change in the latest nationwide science and math test results. As in past years, the state’s fourth- and eighth-graders rank among the highest in the nation on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The NAEP, which assesses states rather than individual schools, has been administered every two years since 1990. […]