In a last ditch effort to find Education Fund savings this year, the Scott administration and school boards proposed a statewide health insurance plan for teachers. The union rejected the proposal, as did House and Senate leadership.
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Scott has presented no Plan B to fix the gap in the general fund and has told lawmakers that if they bring him a budget that increases taxes or fees, or cuts frontline workers, he will veto it.
The United States has a higher level of income inequality than any other western nation. And in areas where families don’t have the resources to support children, education suffers, a leading expert told Vermont school board members and superintendents at an annual meeting on Thursday. “Achievement is not just about gaps it is also about […]
If needed improvements can be accomplished within the current structures, why hasn’t it happened?
A Boston consulting firm and its former clients in Vermont say its approach can yield better student achievement for less money. The firm says it has worked with more than 100 school districts in 35 states.
Joel Cook of the Vermont NEA urged a “go slow” approach to consolidation; Jeff Francis of the Vermont Superintendents Association says education system is “out of balance”; Stephen Dale of the Vermont School Boards Association says there needs to be “some movement toward property tax relief.”
BFA St. Albans senior Thomas Magnan receives scholarship from the Vermont Superintendents Association
Thomas Magnan, a graduating senior at Bellows Free Academy – St. Albans, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Alice Angney Scholarship for Leadersh
Brent Kay, superintendent for the Orange Southwest Supervisory Union, named 2014 Vermont Superintendent of the Year
Brent Kay, Superintendent for the Orange Southwest Supervisory Union (serving the communities of Randolph, Brookfield and Braintree) has been selected as the Vermont Superintendent of the Year for 2014 by the Vermont Superintendents Association (VSA). Dr. Kay was presented with the Frederick H. Tuttle Superintendent of the Year Award at the annual meeting of the Association on May 22, 2014.
Massive school governance consolidation without cost benefit analysis or clearly stated goals for expanded opportunities would be a costly step in the wrong direction.
Far from the one-room schoolhouse heated with a potbelly stove, we rely upon our schools to provide a healthy environment conducive to the educational purpose but also to address a myriad of other societal and educational needs.
News Release — Vermont Superintendents Association May 28, 2013 Montpelier – Elaine Pinckney, Superintendent for the Chittenden South Supervisory Union (CSSU) has been selected as the 2013 Vermont Superintendent of the Year by the Vermont Superintendents Association (VSA). Pinckney was presented with the Frederick H. Tuttle Superintendent of the Year Award on Thursday, May 23rd […]
Teachers are no longer purveyors of information and knowledge, but curators, guides and companions. In a world where information is available 24/7, education need no longer be confined to the walls of a classroom.
The system must change from one that too often relies on standardized programs and assessments to one that responds to the uniqueness of every child. And, it must change from a system that sometimes limits the opportunities for a child to one that provides abundant opportunities within and beyond the school building.
The Vermont State Board of Education (SBE) announces the appointment of the Education Quality Standards (EQS) Commission, comprised of Vermont education leaders tasked with recommending a state policy framework. This Commission will build off the work started in 2009 by the Education Transformation Policy Commission.