With tag: armando_vilaseca
Education Chief Search Committee Named
A Vermont committee has been appointed to conduct a national
search for an education secretary after a state law was passed that gives the
governor the authority to make that appointment.
Vilaseca Says He May Seek Top Job In New Education Agency
By Bob Kinzel
are some big changes coming to the state's education community. Lawmakers this
session approved elevating the Department of Education to a full agency, which
means it will be led by a secretary who will be in the governor's cabinet. Education commissioner Armando Vilaseca says the
change will help highlight education issues.
NECAP Results Show Drop In Math Achievement
By Lynne McCrea
Last year's results show that nearly 75 percent of Vermont students are proficient in reading, and nearly 50
percent or more are proficient in writing. But only 36 percent of 11th
graders scored at the proficient level in math.
Back To School Issues
By Bob Kinzel
Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca discusses the top school issues, VPR's John Dillon provides the latest on wind power developments and we listen back to the voices in the news this week.
Citing Savings, Merger Supporters Say It Would Increase Education Efficiency
By Kirk Carapezza
Residents in five Vermont towns will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on
a plan that would merge seven school districts, forming a single,
regional district with one board. Supporters say it will cut costs and improve public education. Opponents say it will strip them of any authority local communities still have over their schools.
Vermont Student Test Results Released
education commissioner says statewide test results show improved teaching is
paying off for Vermont students but more work needs to be done to achieve
better outcomes in all schools.
Education Board Support School District Reduction
The State Board of
Education voted on Tuesday to support Education Commissioner
Armando Vilaseca's campaign to sharply reduce the number of school districts in
By Jane Lindholm
We hear from Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca and Finance Commissioner James Reardon about their school budget cutting suggestions, and how they would change the school funding system. Also, a new report looks at how charities fundraise.