Recent D.C. drama is seen as just a hiccup as the state implements the successor to No Child Left Behind. Flexibility in the law and a more hands-off approach by the feds should benefit Vermont.
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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.
The debate over public funding of private schools includes whether they should have to educate all students, as long as there is room.
“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.
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.
The Every Student Succeeds Act focuses attention and funds on our most vulnerable children – a goal unequivocally championed by Gov. Phil Scott in his inaugural address.
Private schools, with a few exceptions, don’t offer a full array of programs for students with disabilities.
She will continue in the post she has held since being appointed by Gov. Peter Shumlin in 2014.
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Board members say they never intended to hurt the state’s school choice system.
Sens. Dick Sears and Brian Campion, both Bennington County Democrats, say they were responding to rule changes the board is weighing for private schools. The senators would hand rulemaking over to the Education Agency.
Some 80 people wanted to address the State Board of Education on its proposed requirements for private schools receiving public tuition dollars. St. Johnsbury Academy already meets many of the qualifications.
Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union is one of the larger ones selected among the 10. The aim is to find ways to help all schools save money while delivering quality care.
A VTDigger analysis of statewide scores also showed that private schools don’t necessarily outperform public ones, and spending doesn’t predict results.