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Volume 18, Issue 6

February 28, 2024


The Agency of Education created the weekly field memo to keep subscribers up-to-date with current education policy, state-wide education initiatives, and official messages from the AOE. The Weekly Field Memo contains education-related posts from the Agency of Education (AOE), other State of Vermont agencies, federal agencies or Vermont's congressional delegation.

Contents: February 28, 2024

Module 4: Creating Fluent Readers launches March 8, 2024

Audience: Superintendents, Administrators, Curriculum Directors, Literacy Coaches, All Educators
Our new professional learning module "Creating Fluent Readers" launches on March 8, 2024. This is the fourth module in the “Building a Strong Foundation for Lifelong Literacy Success” series. Dive into the essence of fluency with "Introduction to Fluency", exploring its pivotal role in comprehension and the sequential development of reading skills. Learn evidence-based strategies for fluency instruction and effective assessment methods in "Fluency Assessment." By the end, grasp the reciprocal relationship between fluency and reading components, proficiently diagnose fluency levels, and implement personalized interventions. Register now for Creating Fluent Readers to take this asynchronous module.
Contact: Emily Lesh at

Early Warning System Virtual Workshop: How to Create SU/SD EWS Teams

Audience: Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, Interventionists, CTE Directors, Data and IT Managers
This workshop is part of the continuing professional learning series on the development of district-wide Early Warning Systems (EWS). This session will provide a guide to establishing EWS teams at the SU/SD level. Activities and topics include establishing the base structures for your team, planning activities the team should complete, and establishing a dedicated team of staff who will work together to identify students in need of additional supports, assign interventions, and monitor progress. The workshop will take place on Tuesday March 12, 2024, from 1-2:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP for the EWS workshop online.
Contact: Ryan Parkman at

Peer Review Panelists Wanted

Audience: Currently Licensed Vermont Educators
The Agency of Education’s Peer Review program needs licensed educators to serve as Panelists. Panelists receive $175 per interview. The work of a panelist involves evaluating a candidate’s portfolio (approximately 2-4 hours) and participating in additional follow up questions or reviews of evidence, as needed. If you are interested, complete the online Small Scale Education Contract Survey by March 15, 2024. All endorsement areas are welcome to submit if interested. Contact: Michelle Farrington at

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Questions? Email Ted Fisher at