Vermont Agency of Education

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The Vermont Agency of Education has released a study that shows that the state's small school districts are costlier than other districts and provide fewer educational opportunities.

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The Vermont Agency of Education says statewide average science scores have dropped slightly.

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Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe calls closing gender and income gaps in state testing "a critical state priority."

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Vermont is one of five states across the country chosen to implement a five-year, kindergarten-through-grade-8 education program that will provide national experts to help schools focus on areas of concern and move toward inclusive education systems.

Governor Peter Shumlin will soon pick the person to fill the new position of Vermont secretary of education.

The state Board of Education on Tuesday approved the three finalists recommended by the board's search committee.

They are current Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca of Westford; Daniel French, superintendent of the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union in Manchester; and Brent Kay, superintendent of the Orange Southwest Supervisory Union in Randolph.