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  • Sen. Brian Campion, Chair
  • Sen. Cheryl Hooker, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Andrew Perchlik
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons
  • Sen. Thomas Chittenden
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Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 2/5/2021 1:46 PM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:15 AM                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

1:00 PM                   Introductions and discussion of COVID-related Education needs

Suresh Garimella, President, University of Vermont

 

1:45 PM                   Select Committee on the Future of Public Higher Education in Vermont

Sen. Philip Baruth, Member, Select Committee on the Future of Public Higher Education in Vermont

Joyce Judy, Chair, Select Committee on the Future of Public Higher Education in Vermont

Brian Prescott, Vice President, The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems

Wendy Koenig, Federal and State Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont

 

3:00 PM                   Break

 

3:15 PM                   Select Committee on the Future of Public Higher Education in Vermont

Helen Mango, Professor, Castleton University

David McGough, Professor, Northern Vermont UNiversity - Johnson

Linda Olson, Vice President for Higher Education, Vermont State Colleges Faculty Federation

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn for Chairs' Meeting

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   Education Financing

Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Data Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

--                                  Break

 

2:45 PM                   Public Tuition for religious schools--dual enrollment

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

--                                  Act 46

Update

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

--                                  The Brigham Decision

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:40 PM                   S. 17 - An act relating to the requirement to pass a civics course for high school graduation

Introduction of bill by sponsor

Sen. Dick McCormack, Sponsor of Bill

 

2:00 PM                   S. 17 - An act relating to the requirement to pass a civics course for high school graduation

Martha Deiss, Proficiency Based Learning Global Citizenship Coordinator, Agency of Education

Jess DeCarolis, Division Director, Student Pathways, Agency of Education

 

2:45 PM                   S. 17 - An act relating to the requirement to pass a civics course for high school graduation

Mark Snelling, President, Snelling Center for Government

Jody Fried, Director, Snelling Center for Government, Vermont Leadership Institute

 

3:15 PM                   Break

 

3:30 PM                   S. 17 - An act relating to the requirement to pass a civics course for high school graduation

Scott Sargrad, Vice President, K-12 Education, Center for American Progress

 

4:15 PM                   S. 17 - An act relating to the requirement to pass a civics course for high school graduation

Meira Levinson, Professor of Education, Harvard University

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:15 PM                   Introductions and discussion of COVID-related Education needs

John Carroll, Chair, State Board of Education

 

2:00 PM                   S. 13 - An act relating to the implementation of the Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Introduction of bill by sponsor

Sen. Philip Baruth, Sponsor

 

--                                  Pupil Weighting

Tammy Kolbe, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Leadership and Development Sciences, University of Vermont

Dr. Bruce Baker, Ed.D., Professor, Rutgers University

 

3:30 PM                   Break

 

3:40 PM                   Pupil Weighting

Committee discussion

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Jeannie Lowell at jlowell@leg.state.vt.us