LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESFrom the reports we've been receiving, it looks like educational legislative priorities this session (as determined by the House and Senate Education Committees) will include:
- Making technical adjustments to Act 153 (Please check out the Act 153 report of Supervisory Union's considering consolidation, and what their superintendents point out as difficulties with the merger framework of Act 153)
- Addressing the achievement gap between among students of different socio-economic levels
- Reconsidering how the Commissioner of Education is appointed (it is not a cabinet level position, the movement would be toward a Secretary of Education)
NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK
National School Choice week is NEXT WEEK. We'll be collaborating with another Vermont group to highlight school choice, a bit closer to town meeting day for more impact. Stay tuned...