Consolidation has become a watchword in public education. It's not just that the state wants schools to consolidate. In the face of declining enrollment, soaring costs, plummeting revenue and school aid, school districts seem to be left with few other options.
As school districts and teachers try to plan ahead, many have wondered out loud what the future of education will look like for our kids.
A symposium at SUNY New Paltz will attempt to begin tackling that timely subject this week. The event is called "A 2020 Vision for Public Education in Ulster County."