*+-About half of Vermont administrators would prefer to reduce their reliance on paraprofessionals for special education, according to a yet-to-be released UMass study.
*+-Currently, the state covers around 60 percent of the overall special education costs. What if the state covered 100 percent?
*+-Judd Levine, a special education teacher at U-32 High School in East Montpelier, Vt., was recognized Wednesday as a national LifeChanger of the Year during a surprise ceremony in front of his colleagues.
*+-News Release — Vt. Dept. of Education July 19, 2013 MONTPELIER – The State of Vermont has received the highest determination possible (a “meets requirements” rating) for its 2013 Annual Report on Special Education. Each year, every state and territory in the union is required to file an Annual Performance Report (APR) detailing activities and […]
*+-Proponents say the bill is about leveling the playing field for public schools; opponents say it shackles them with mandates that could spell their doom.
*+-Vermont received approval ratings on 19 of the 20 required indicators for the 2010-2011 school year. The one indicator which was cited as needing additional improvement, not unlike many other state reports, is #13, dedicated to data on the success of local schools in preparation of post-secondary transition plans for students with disabilities.
*+-Over the course of two years, Williamstown will have had to redirect $540,000 or 5.5% of its total school budget away from regular education and into special education.