The Westminster School Board has voted to go to court if necessary to fight the forced merger of its schools with the towns of Athens and Grafton.
To address the imbalances in the teachers pension fund, our political leaders must first start down the path of reasonable compromise with the NEA.
Tax Increment Financing is a sophisticated way of saying “we’re giving your school funding dollars for the next 20 years to pay for this developer’s dream.” Does Joey really need that sandwich at lunch?
Voters in Windham will be asked next month if they want to close the Windham School if the state Board of Education follows through on threats to force the tiny school into a merger with other West River valley schools.
At least 21 school districts are considering going to court if the Agency of Education forces mergers on them, and they’ve got a group of lawyers ready to go.
Pre-K programs do not benefit children over the long term, and in some cases it appears that they actually do long term harm.
“Arlington always struggled with Act 46, because they never had a natural partner to even have merger discussions with,” he said. “I can say with 100 percent certainty that Arlington won’t merge, because there is no merger partner for them.”
An Empowerment Scholarship Account is essentially a prepaid bank card that parents can use to pay for their child’s education costs — books, tutoring, private school tuition, and educational therapy, for example.
Rep. Carolyn Partridge, chairwoman of the Windham School Board, said the board would hold a special meeting next Monday afternoon to chart its course, which likely will include closing the tiny Windham School, selling the building to the town, and tuitioning its students.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke this week about her efforts to restore local control of education, the Trump administration’s priorities for higher education, and the rising support of socialism among young people.
Many parents expressed concerns about the four-point grading system at the kindergarten through eighth-grade level, with some calling it confusing and counter-productive.