Any narrowing of the test performance gap between students on opposite ends of the income spectrum was because wealthier students fell back, according to the education secretary.
Vermont education officials say they’re more comfortable with new federal standards than they were with the No Child Left Behind Act.
After a stint as a top budget officer, Emily Byrne has moved to the Agency of Education.
News Release — Vermont Agency of Education August 3, 2017 Contact: Haley Dover [email protected] Barre, VT. – The Vermont Agency of Education Child Nutrition Program will host more than 350 school food service directors, managers and staff, principals, administrative assistants, business managers, superintendents, farm-to-school coordinators, and nurses who work on child nutrition at the Child […]
The Senate confirmed the governor’s appointment of Rebecca Holcombe to remain secretary of education Thursday. Sen. Philip Baruth, D/P-Chittenden, chair of the Senate Committee on Education, said her appointment was the best decision Gov. Phil Scott could have made. “I think she is one of the most intelligent and adept at policy in her role […]
The secretary says Bill Talbott is the only person she knows who has the Green Book — a thick tome that is Vermont’s education law — memorized.
The issue is whether providing a school-by-school breakdown on bullying, hazing and harassment would require “creating” a document from Education Agency databases.
The panel accommodated requests from more than 30 House members to add more language from H.15, a bill once described as offering so much flexibility as to gut the intent of Act 46.
The plan is the state’s response to the Every Student Succeeds Act, the successor to No Child Left Behind.
The House Education panel rejected the latest attempt to change who is responsible for overseeing the state credentials of speech language pathologists who work in the schools.
The dispute flared up in the waning days of the last legislative session. It has to do with which agency has control over licensing of speech language pathologists, some of whom work in schools.
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.
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.