Education

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]

Burlington school wins praise, award from first lady

The Integrated Arts Academy in Burlington has been recognized by first lady Michelle Obama for making sure students in kindergarten through 12th grade have an hour of physical activity during their school day. The national award is part of the Let’s Move! campaign started by the first lady to encourage schools to offer more chances […]

Burlington School Board agrees to meet with teachers

The move is not without caveats, though, including an unwillingness by the board to deficit spend or cut the budget to reach a contract agreement.

Dartmouth College endowment drops 4 percent for 2016

Editor’s note: This article by Rick Jurgens was first published in the Valley News on Sept. 24, 2016. HANOVER — Investment losses of $100 million and distributions to support operations of $209 million drove a 4 percent decline in the value of Dartmouth College’s endowment, which was $4.5 billion when fiscal year 2016 ended on […]

UVM medical school to receive $66 million bequest

The school will now be known as The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont.

Vermont students in low-income areas perform poorly on tests

Agency of Education data shows uneven student performance across schools, and reveals that low-income and special education students are still underserved.

Teachers’ vote escalates showdown with Burlington board

The union is calling for further negotiations but has refused to accept the contract the school board imposed after earlier talks failed.

Local Act 46 dissenter presses case with state board

After listening to one of three holdouts on the Addison Northeast study committee, the board approved the merger proposal to go before local voters.

VSAC gets slight boost in federal grant to help students

The money coming to the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. is part of the federal Talent Search program and is a small increase over the past five-year grant of $2.2 million.

Concerns push Windham Southeast Act 46 vote to 2017

Having heard complaints from town clerks, state officials and residents, the study committee has delayed a four-town vote on merging school districts until Town Meeting Day.

New semester brings big changes on Marlboro College campus

An enrollment increase of 42 percent in first-year students is attributed to a new scholarship program. The school also welcomes a new visual arts center and dean of students.

Leland and Gray nationally recognized for efforts to close opportunity gaps

Editor’s note: This article by Maddi Shaw was first published in the Brattleboro Reformer on Sept. 16, 2016. TOWNSHEND — Leland & Gray Union High School was nationally recognized as one of the Gold Schools of Opportunity through the Schools of Opportunity project. Twenty schools from Vermont to California are acknowledged as 2016 “Schools of […]

Nineteen percent of Vermont schools offer ‘universal’ free lunches

In two years, the number of Vermont schools participating in a meal program that gives free breakfast and lunch to all students has nearly doubled.

Universal preschool rollout hits snag over background checks

Some providers didn’t finish the needed security checks by the start of the school year. The superintendents association says that’s a problem, while the state says affected districts can simply delay the new pre-K program.

Board imposes contract on Burlington teachers

The teachers, represented by the Burlington Education Association, said they made concessions.