VTDigger publishes a wide range of stories about Vermont’s educational system from early childhood education issues to public and private K-12 schools to higher education. Our education reporter is Tiffany Pache. She can be reached at [email protected]

Vermont NEA loses seat on teachers health insurance board

The membership of the Vermont Education Health Initiative voted Friday to replace the president of the Vermont NEA with the director of the Vermont School Boards Association.

Burlington School Board signs teacher contract

The terms teachers agreed to aren’t very different from the imposition they fought so hard against.

Burlington School Board to probe member’s conduct in light of social media posts

The superintendent says the posts are “incongruent” with the district’s principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Income disparity hurting Vermont schools, agency secretary says

The United States has a higher level of income inequality than any other western nation. And in areas where families don’t have the resources to support children, education suffers, a leading expert told Vermont school board members and superintendents at an annual meeting on Thursday. “Achievement is not just about gaps it is also about […]

Record number of school contracts expire in June

Health care reform deadlines are the reason so many contracts are coming due at the same time.

Barre City and Barre Town school district merger OK’d by state board

The savings are expected to be around $200,000 a year.

Eleventh hour deal reached by Burlington board, union to avert teacher strike

The board and the union had been at loggerheads over raises, teacher contributions to health care and reimbursement for graduate courses.

Windsor Southeast looks at forming new union high school

The school, initially dubbed The Mountain Academy, would unify four towns.

Find out how your school performed in 2016

VTDigger has created visualizations of aggregated testing data by grade, by school and by county so that readers can see how students performed on the statewide tests in 2016.

Burlington teachers file charges against school board

Union complaint describes what it sees as a pattern of the school board failing to negotiate in good faith; Vermont Labor Relations Board to review situation.

Act 46 forum becomes pep rally for school choice

School choice and town tuitioning became an issue after Act 46 was signed into law in 2015.

Burlington teacher strike vote sets up final showdown at bargaining table

The union says it will strike as early as Oct. 20 if a mediation session the day before doesn’t yield an agreement. The school board imposed a contract after earlier talks failed.

Scaling back from repeal, group pushes for Act 46 delay

Vermonters for Schools and Communities is casting a wide net in search of support, sending an appeal to every candidate for Vermont office and to school board members across the state.

Lawmakers: Education officials misapplying Act 46 in new rules

Three Washington County legislators say the draft rules for alternative district governance structures aren’t flexible enough and don’t follow the Legislature’s intent.