The freeze was prompted by the state’s $174 million appropriation to the University System of New Hampshire, which is up $12 million from last year and led to the first tuition freeze since 2013.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NEAP), aka the Nation’s Report Card, scores are out, and, sadly, it seems I write this same blog post every two years: scores dropped again for Vermont students in all categories.
“Since 1965 when the Great Society launched, we have seen federal education spending quadruple, and yet that achievement gap remains [the same] between poor children and the more affluent kids today, a four-year gap in learning,” Burke said.
The release of nationwide reading and mathematics testing results by state showed notable declines in Vermont student performance compared with the previous 2017 results.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos criticized the state of American students’ education Wednesday, saying the United States is in a “student achievement crisis.”
The Agency of Education is being accused of making the administration of special education expenses more complicated and costly than it needs to be.
In the justification of its existence, the State Board of Education isn’t getting much support from the Agency of Education. On Wednesday an AOE spokesperson told the Commission in effect that AOE could manage SBE’s workload.
There’s parental concern that public education outcomes are declining and that diversity, inclusion and climate change are now the focus rather than core subjects of reading, writing and math.
In the ninth episode of “Travels With Charlie – Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo discusses the future of education in Vermont with Education Secretary Dan French and former school board member Jay Eshelman.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear one the most important education cases in decades and the outcome of the court’s decision will affect parents of school-age children, school-choice advocates and school officials every where, including those in Vermont.
New Hampshire finished fourth in a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt for college graduates in the 50 states.