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A Reasonably Equal Share: Educational Equity in vermont

... Report PDF (379 KB)   vermont’s Equal Educational Opportunity Act of 1997, Act 60, was designed to rectify educational inequities that were the basis of the Supreme Court ruling that declared the state’s foundation formula unconstitutional. This study examines the degree to which Act 60 has improved conditions over the last five years. The analysis focuses on the three main equity goals of Act 60 and the Br...
Date: 2001-02-01

Consolidation Proposals in vermont

... but may require registration or expire over time. Two companion bills have been introduced in the vermont legislature to reduce the number of school governing units to 14­–16 regional districts, each with a single superintendent and a single school board. vermont currently has nearly 400 districts in a variety of configurations, including configurations through which districts share superintendents and other resources but maintain local school boards and local governance. A third bi...
Date: 2010-02-25

Info Session for Rural AmeriCorps: Maine, New Hampshire, vermont

...al Education Corps places volunteers in rural schools throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and northern vermont. Get more information about In-Person meetings and a November 25th web-based meeting at www.goodwillnne.org/jobs/americorps/. Read more from the November 2013 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2013-11-20

Still "A Reasonably Equal Share": Update on Educational Equity in vermont

... Report PDF (362 KB)   vermont’s Equal Educational Opportunity Act of 1997, Act 60, was designed to rectify educational inequities that were the basis of the Supreme Court ruling that declared the state’s foundation formula unconstitutional. This study examines the degree to which Act 60 has improved conditions over the last five years. The updated analysis focuses on the three main equity goals of Act 60 an...
Date: 2002-02-01

vermont Promotes District Consolidation

...This article appeared in the June 2010 Rural Policy Matters. In vermont, a redistricting commission has met to begin study of how consolidation in the state should occur. The group will meet through the summer and make recommendations to the State Board of Education. The State Board has promoted consolidation of districts and in January endorsed a report on consolidating districts. Members have expressed confidence that the poor economy will help push their initiatives forward. Also, a bill th...
Date: 2010-06-25

vermont School Funding System Works

...: Links are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. vermont’s school funding system is among the most unusual in the nation (see vermont’s Most Unusual, Most Equitable School Funding System in a Nutshell). It was adopted with lightning speed in 1997, within four months of a vermont Supreme Court decision (Brigham v. State of vermont) finding the old system unconstitutional because it tied local school funding to local property wealth, r...
Date: 2012-01-27

vermont Stands Up, Respects Parents and Teachers

...rent at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. This month the state of vermont was required to announce that all but eight of its schools are “low performing.” Those eight schools escaped the label only because they piloted an alternative state assessment last year and haven’t yet accumulated the two years of data required by the federal No Child Left Behind law to identify a school’s performance level. vermont has historically maintained one...
Date: 2014-08-26

vermont's Most Unusual, Most Equitable School Funding System in a Nutshell

...: Links are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. vermont’s school funding system is unique, and complicated. The essential elements are these: Each district budget is developed by the local school board and (with only a few exceptions) approved by voters. There is a two-part statewide school property tax. For business and commercial property (including rental homes and second homes, a big part of the vermont tax base) there is ...
Date: 2012-01-27

2008 Annenberg College Scholarships Awarded

...ook High School in Tillamook, Oregon and Deborah Walnicki, a graduate of the Cabot School in Cabot, vermont will receive a one-time $5,000 award to be used toward tuition, fees and/or books during their freshman year at an accredited college or university of their choice. Jaime will enroll at the University of Oregon in fall 2009 while Deborah is taking a gap year and will work with the City Year program in NYC before enrolling in college in fall 2010. The Leonore Annenberg College Scholarship ...
Date: 2008-05-29

2008 Rural School and Community Trust / Fund For Teachers Grant Recipients

...munity and improve the relationship between the community and the school. View Curriculum   vermont Christina Fearon, Barnett School, Barnett, vermont Canyons and Mountains, Grades K-2 Christina traveled to national parks and other destinations in the United States to study geology and geography in order to enhance teaching in these curriculum areas, and developed the following activities based on her experiences. Introduction to Canyons (Grades K-2) This lesson introduces...
Date: 2009-04-03

2009 Rural School and Community Trust / Fund For Teachers Grant Recipients

...elease annoucing Melissa Evans as 2010 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year.     vermont   Thetford Academy Stephen Schultz, a high school technology design teacher and wood-working instructor will travel to Takayama, Japan to explore the Japanese cultural aesthetic of Wabi Sabi or harmony with nature through the study of traditional Japanese architecture and woodcraft. Stephen will first participate in an extensive five-day workshop at Shinrin Takumi Juku, a tradition...
Date: 2009-11-05

2010 Rural School and Community Trust / Fund For Teachers Grant Recipients

...NCTA Study Tour of Japan, July 9-19, 2010  Curriculum: Travel Video of Japan     vermont   North Country Union High School, Newport Technology teacher Robert Dunn completed an internship with master guitar maker George Rizsanyi in Nova Scotia, Canada, to learn how to make musical instruments and create a new unit that applies mathematic concepts to the building of instruments. Resources  Presentation: Making Musical Instruments  Curriculum: Making Musica...
Date: 2010-10-26

2012 Rural Trust Global Teacher Fellows Announced

... will take them from their schools in Scott’s Branch, South Carolina, to Egypt; from Newport, vermont, to Ghana, and myriad places in between. Thirteen individual teachers and five teams of two teachers each will depart this summer for international travel and study and from that experience, develop a place-based learning curriculum for use in their own classrooms. The fellowship for professional and personal development was open to K–12 teachers working full-time and teaching 60% ...
Date: 2012-04-28

2013 Global Teacher Fellows Share Experiences

...s gaining a new appreciation for the importance of storytelling after floods devastated their small vermont town. For Selena Montgomery it was concern about the health of local children and a desire to do more to meet the growing diversity in her south Georgia community. Nicole Buschmann and Maribeth Dann wanted to stretch themselves well beyond their usual comfort zones—and gain an understanding of how the ecosystems in their rural Missouri farming town connect to those on the other side ...
Date: 2013-10-29

RSFN Special Series: Financing Rural Schools: Characteristics of Strong Rural School Finance Systems

...s for districts with declining enrollment, or other hold harmless measures. For example, Oregon and vermont provide supplemental grants for rural districts. Texas and Kansas use fixed student weights (extra per pupil funding) for schools below a certain enrollment. And, Colorado has a variable cost factor that recognizes the different expenses of small schools. Additional research is needed to determine the real effect of these funding mechanisms and whether they are a meaningful benefit for sm...
Date: 2010-08-26