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Education Lessons from Maine, New Hampshire

The education questions facing Vermont are similar to the issues that Maine and New Hampshire have grappled with. As part of VPR's education series,  Declining Enrollment, Vermont Edition looks at Maine's six-year-old experiment with mandatory school district consolidation, and we examine how New Hampshire has handled a 1997 court ruling on that state's education funding formula.  Our guests are Portland Press Herald reporter Gillian Graham, and NHPR education reporter Sam Evans-Brown. We also get an update on a Vermont bill that would overhaul education governance from Vermont Press Bureau reporter Josh O'Gorman.

Post your questions or comments below or email vermontedition@vpr.net.

Also in the program, another policy comparison between Vermont and other states on issues in child protection. As the Vermont Legislature grapples with a bill intended to better protect children in state custody, we talk with former Human Services Secretary Doug Racine about the similar problems faced in other state systems. Racine now works with American Public Human Services Association  helping newly appointed human services CEOs.

Broadcast live on Tues., April 7, 2015 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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