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April 01, 2015

Agency of Education Hosts Regional Meetings on Educator Equity

Part of Federal Effort to Ensure Access to High-quality Educators for All

The Vermont Agency of Education continues to hold regional meetings for public input in response to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) call that all states must examine the extent to which schools that serve students from historically underserved communities (poverty and high-minority populations) are enjoying the same access to quality educators as those school with greater privilege (wealthy and low-minority populations).

Each 90-minute meeting will include opportunities for community members to review the analyzed data, participate in small group discussions related to why these patterns of inequity exist and to generate suggestions for efforts Vermont should undertake to increase access to high quality educators in these communities.

The Vermont AOE is seeking the public's input through two mechanisms:

1) Members of the public may weigh in on data which they would like to see the AOE investigate related to access of students to high quality educators by taking this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/vteducatorequitysurvey.

2) Members of the public are invited to join us for one of seven meetings. There are still four meetings. Note the Rutland date has been changed. To register for an email notification, you may complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/educatorequitymeeting.

a. Spaulding High School, 155 Ayers Street, Barre: March 31, 2015, 6:00-7:30 pm

b. Bellow Falls UHSD #27, 406 High School Road, Westminster: April 7, 6:30-8:00 pm

c. DATE CHANGE Rutland High School, 22 Stratton Road, Rutland: April 8, 6:30-8:00 pm

d. Bennington Elementary School, 128 Park Street, Bennington: April 9, 6:30-8:00 pm

Contact: Amy Fowler, Deputy Secretary, (802) 479-4308 or amy.fowler@state.vt.us

Source: Agency of Education
Last Updated at: April 01, 2015 17:21:38