The Scott administration this week announced $4 million in state grants are going to be available for school safety measures such as advanced door locks and surveillance technology.
Ten universities have changed their policies regarding hate speech, harassment and other issues so that students who espouse objectionable opinions can do so without fear of punishment.
At the rate we are going, saying “good morning” might become offensive. Every American, of any background, has a good reason to celebrate 1776.
The West River Modified Union Education District could be the first local school system to see large-scale changes in how facilities are run together under a merged structure. A proposed plan calls for the re-organization of elementary schools.
The struggle between the Agency of Education and Cabot over what to do with its school system only got more complicated now that the state is rejecting the community’s proposal for an alternative district.
Washington Central Supervisory Union’s six school boards are in for a struggle with the Agency of Education over whether they will be forced to merge their boards and budget.
The Student Empowerment Act further broadens 529 accounts, also known as college savings plans, to include “K-12 elementary and secondary school expenses for public, private, and religious schools, including homeschool students.”
For 20 years, we’ve been serving, on average, three fewer students every day. Our student-to-staff ratio has decreased from about seven kids for every one adult to four to one. And, property tax rates have increased almost every year. These trends will continue, unless we act to reverse them.
Why is the discussion always about the education establishment’s public vs. private schools, and the legislators and special interest groups who enable them?
The Department of Education’s (DOE) May 2018 report indicates that 6.7 million children between the ages of three and 21 receive special education services as of 2016. The increase marks a rise in special education services by 100,000 from the previous year.
Paul Normandeau, of Dummerston, said the proposed plan shows “a complete lack of respect” for voters in the four towns “who overwhelmingly voted against merging along with the many other towns that rejected [a] merger.”