State Board of Education

Governor appoints 2 to State Board of Education

John O’Keefe of Manchester and former Sen. John Carroll will replace outgoing Chair Stephan Morse and Vice Chair Sean Marie Oller, sources said.

Senate panel drops attempt to overhaul education board

The Education Committee supported legislation creating a special group to recommend how to move forward with controversial private school rules and making various other changes to laws.

Advocates push ‘equity’ for special education students

The debate over public funding of private schools includes whether they should have to educate all students, as long as there is room.

‘Error’ in private school rules has some feeling déjà vu

“Those communities are not crazy to think it is part of a philosophical push that has been in the air for some years,” said one lawmaker, harking back to failed legislation on public money for private education.

Windham Southeast seeks state’s help with Act 46 ‘impasse’

The supervisory union’s Act 46 study committee has decided not to push for a controversial merger vote. Instead, it will ask the State Board of Education for advice on how to move forward.

Senators aim to bring education board to heel over school rules

Proposed legislation would throw out the draft rules, give private schools a board seat and require members to hew to legislative intent in rulemaking.

Board puts off private school rules amid talk of political sway

Members agreed they need the Education Agency’s input, which they haven’t had since August. How to make that happen was a matter of some disagreement.

UPDATED: Holcombe reappointed as education secretary

She will continue in the post she has held since being appointed by Gov. Peter Shumlin in 2014.

State board struggles to bring public, private schools together

A gulf still remains on some aspects of revising controversial draft rules about the public funding of private schools.

Education board approves plan for massive all-choice district

The northern Vermont district was among more merger proposals gaining the state board’s endorsement Tuesday.

Don Keelan: The dumbing of Vermont

The Vermont State Board of Education has been inept in dealing with raising the quality of education at many of the state’s public schools, so it’s turning its attention to the independents.

Education legislative preview: Career paths, preschool tweaks, special ed funding

A House committee with several new members will look to continue ironing out kinks in recent education laws and tackle some emerging issues.

Education board chair: Ethics complaint is matter for governor

Chairman Stephan Morse told three lawmakers, who alleged conflict of interest by board member William Mathis, that he doesn’t have the authority to take up the issue.

Lawmakers seek ethics probe of education board member

The three legislators point to William Mathis’ job with a national organization supported by teachers unions. But some others see the move as payback for the board’s new rules on private schools.