October 3, 1990 – Education Week
December 13, 1989 – Education Week
The Vermont legislature has passed a comprehensive measure aimed at curbing the skyrocketing costs of placing handicapped students in residential facilities.

The plan, which was passed days before the legislature adjourned on May 7, was opposed by parents and some advocates for handicapped students in the state.

May 17, 1989 – Education Week
Vermont would become the latest state to establish a teacher-led professional-standards board, under a resolution passed last week by the state board of education.
March 8, 1989 – Education Week
Vermont's commissioner of education has proposed creating one of the nation's first teacher-dominated state licensing boards as part of a sweeping overhaul in how the state sets standards for teachers and administrators.
November 30, 1988 – Education Week
Vermont would become the first state in the nation to assess student performance on the basis of work portfolios, as well as test scores, under a proposal unveiled last week by the state's commissioner of education.
October 26, 1988 – Education Week
More than a hundred years before the term "educational choice'' became a buzzword for reformers, an experiment began in the small towns of Vermont, born of necessity and fueled by Vermonters' legendary penchant for thriftiness and independence.
May 18, 1988 – Education Week

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