MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The state of Vermont is one of five across the country chosen to implement a five-year, kindergarten-through-grade-8 education program that will focus on areas such as student behavior, academics and family engagement.
The Vermont Agency of Education says Vermont, New Hampshire, Maryland, Mississippi and Oregon were chosen based on criteria that included having rural, high-need districts.
In Vermont the project will work with the Grand Isle Supervisory Union, Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union, Windham Southeast Supervisory Union, and the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union. The project will work in four schools in each district.
The $24.5 million School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation project is run out of a center at the University of Kansas.
The center will support the schools by providing national experts to help them focus on areas of concern.
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