State launches campaign to promote new learning opportunities for students

Students in Windy Kelley's fifth grade classroom at Union Elementary School in Montpelier work on computers. Photo by Roger Crowley/for VTDigger

Agency of Education gives grants to four Vermont high schools to perform outreach on dual enrollment, personalized learning plans and other programs adopted by the Legislature.

Norwich prepared for any protests of Condoleezza Rice visit

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will take the podium at Norwich University on Thursday, as part of the university’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. The event is hosted by the Todd Lecture Series, as part of the online graduate program’s required week-long residency. This week, 549 CGCS students come to Norwich for conferences, […]

Summer lunches help state combat childhood hunger

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Vermont ranks fifth in the nation for having the highest percentage of students who qualify for school lunch programs participating during the summer months.

Rutland Northeast hires Collins for superintendent position

Jeanne Collins will be the new superintendent of the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union. The board of the union announced her hire on Thursday. Collins will step down as superintendent of the Burlington city schools on June 30. Her departure follows revelations that the district has racked up millions of dollars in budget deficits over the […]

Embattled Burlington superintendent the only choice left for RNeSU

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After a public meeting and a second interview, board decides to continue hiring process with Jeanne Collins, though public urged re-opening search.

Donovan retires from Vermont State Colleges

Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Timothy J. Donovan posing in his office with Red Sox baseball memorabilia of Ted Williams' last at-bat Sept. 28, 1960, in which the Splendid Splinter homered. Photo by Roger Crowley/for VTDigger

Vermont Technical College borrows an additional $2.5 million to balance

Southern Vermont College president to step down

The president of Southern Vermont College announced on Monday that she will be stepping down on Oct. 1 in order to take a government position in Washington, D.C.

Analysis: What happened to Vermont Tech?

In October 2012, Gov. Peter Shumlin, Vermont Technical College staff and students show U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis the school's apple orchard during her visit to the college. Photo by Adam Caira/Department of Labor

There’s a bit of a whodunit in the tale of an institution that just a few years ago was the darling of the state-college system.

Voluntary school consolidation bill dies in House

Fifth-grade students Destiney and Brook (in the background) in Windy Kelley's classroom at Union Elementary School in Montpelier edit an online  book report blog. Photo by Roger Crowley/for VTDigger

Efforts to enact school governance reforms will have to start fresh during the next legislative session.

Senate hands out bigger carrots for school district consolidation, strengthens supervisory union authority

Sen. Don Collins, D-Franklin, in the Senate Chamber on opening day of the 2014 legislative session. Photo by Roger Crowley/for VTDigger

Many senators adamantly oppose school district consolidation of any kind, and at a caucus they remained uncomfortable with the legislation and the possibility that if the Senate passed the miscellaneous education, the House would tack a version of H.883 onto the legislation.

Proposal would make state pay for unfunded education mandates

The Vermont House has given an initial OK to a provision that would pay the cost of any new unfunded education mandates out of the state’s General Fund. Reps. Patti Komline, R-Dorset, and Kurt Wright, R-Burlington, proposed the amendment to the teachers’ retirement health care plan Wednesday. The provision requires the Joint Fiscal Office to […]

Preschool programs to get state support; universal pre-kindergarten bill approved by Senate, House and endorsed by governor

First grader Jay Borland and his classmates work on projects in Emily Wrigley's classroom at Union Elementary in Montpelier. Photo by Roger Crowley/for VTDigger

The new law will require school districts to offer at least 10 hours of instruction for 35 weeks to any preschool-aged child. The state will reimburse districts of qualified prekindergarten programs offered by private or public providers.

Vermont Technical College cuts six from staff

Vermont Technical College is laying off six employees as part of an attempt to stabilize its finances following year-after-year budget deficits.

Stowe School Board tells lawmakers: Leave us alone

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Board members fear H.883 would eliminate local control of education and “fray” close ties with the community.

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