State Board of Education: "Vermont Education: Successes and Challenges"

11 August 2016

As Act 46 and funding get attention from the public and the media, teaching and learning take a back seat. Fortunately, we have a strong and healthy system: Vermont’s education system is currently ranked third in the nation by Education Week. In child well-being, we dropped to sixth according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation. On National Assessments, we rank between first and eighth depending on the year and subject. Vermont is consistently in the top 10 depending on the focus of the group doing the tallies. But this doesn’t mean we don’t have significant concerns.

Thus, the State Board’s strategic goals are to:

  • Ensure that Vermont's public education system operates within the framework of high expectations for every learner and ensure that there is equity and opportunity for all.
  • Ensure that the public education system is stable, efficient, and responsive to ever-changing population needs, economic changes and ever-changing 21st century issues.

Read the full op-ed.

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