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 Amy Nixon. She can be reached at [email protected]

Universal pre-K launch examines early education needs in Vermont

Vermont may be one of the early national adopters of statewide public pre-K if the program launches completely next year, but the districts involved in this fall’s rollout are discovering the stumbling blocks in the meantime.

UVM reaches contract agreement with part-time faculty

The University of Vermont and its part-time faculty have reached agreement on a new contract. “We are pleased that the mediation process has led to an agreement with our part-time faculty,” said Wanda Heading-Grant, vice president for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at UVM. The part-time faculty, represented by United Academics, have been formally […]

Stowe residents question goals of new school law

One thing is certain: No matter what path the Stowe School Board takes, education taxes will rise sharply over the next several years.

Substance abuse contributing to increase in number of neglected children

There has been a significant rise in the number of childhood abuse and neglect cases in Vermont over the past few years, according to the Child in Need of Care or Supervision (CHINS).

Researchers find abuse, neglect cause toxic stress in children

Young children who are exposed to continuous abuse and neglect can suffer damage to the brain that affects everything from their ability to learn and make a living to their physical and mental health.

Holcombe fingers media for ‘misperceptions’ of school choice

Agency of Education secretary says the State Board of Education’s clarification of Act 46 did not “change the landscape.”

Residents allege open meeting law violation by Mount Anthony Union School Board

Editor’s note: This article is by Derek Carson of the Bennington Banner, in which it was first published Oct. 1, 2015. BENNINGTON — A group of residents are in the process of reporting the Mount Anthony Union School Board to the state for what they believe was an illegal use of executive session. Jeanne Conner, […]

UVM receives $20 million gift on way to $500 million goal

University embarks on plans to increase endowed professorships, add scholarships and fund several capital projects.

Vermont Afterschool program receives $120,000 for STEM development

A Vermont nonprofit that supports afterschool and summer enrichment classes in science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) has been awarded a $120,000 grant from the Noyce Foundation to increase the reach of the program around the state and to provide professional development and improve the overall quality of the courses. “We want kids to […]

Landmark College marks 30th anniversary with opening of new STEM building

Landmark College ushered in its 30th year with a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics building and a visit from the governor on Saturday.

Pownal gets extension from state to seek legal counsel on school busing issue

Editor’s note: This article is by Derek Carson of the Bennington Banner, in which it was first published Sept. 28, 2015. POWNAL — Pownal Elementary School Board members are seeking legal counsel on whether they should comply with an order from the secretary of education that they cease running their own school buses. At Wednesday’s […]

Some in Windham County concerned with pace of district merger talks

All but one school board in the Brattleboro-based Windham Southeast Supervisory Union has voted to explore merging districts under Act 46, some board members say the process is weighted too heavily toward quick consolidation.

School district meeting in Peacham church draws fire

Michael Colby of Walden has filed a complaint with the Freedom From Religion Foundation in Madison, Wisconsin, alleging that the supervisory union improperly held a meeting about the state’s new education reform law, Act 46, in a Peacham church.

School choice ruling clouds consolidation talks

A State Board of Education decision on Act 46 that determined that schools districts seeking to merge either operate a school or allow tuitioning, but not both.

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