Former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas has filed a lawsuit against Middlebury College alleging that its decision to remove former Gov. John Mead’s name from a chapel amounts to “cancel culture.”
Author: Peter D'Auria
Goddard College staff on strike after breakdown in contract negotiations
UAW Local 2322, the staff union, accused the college administration of holding cost-of-living adjustments hostage. Goddard’s president said the union was refusing to accept standard contract language.
Final Reading: Lawmakers consider limiting private schools’ ability to turn away students
The bill would impose new regulations on independent schools that accept public tuition money.
Equity organizations and lawmakers call on Legislature to strengthen school mascot law
In a letter, 51 advocates and lawmakers called for new legislation around school mascots, saying that the current law “has failed.”
Vermont Secretary of Education Dan French to depart for education administrators’ nonprofit
French, who has served in the cabinet post since 2018, will leave for a job at the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Lawmakers mull ‘threat assessment teams’ in school safety bill
A day before the crossover deadline, advocacy groups spoke out against a proposal that would require law enforcement officials to be involved in monitoring school threats.
Twin Valley School District failed to address harassment and ‘hostile educational environment,’ federal investigation finds
As part of a settlement with the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Twin Valley will update its policies and procedures and conduct regular assessments of the environment at Twin Valley Middle-High School.
In North Country Supervisory Union, officials fear that federal money will subsidize discrimination
For years, private religious schools in Vermont have been able to benefit from federal dollars. But what if they don’t follow anti-discrimination laws?
Vermont lawmakers consider limiting restraint and seclusion in schools
A House committee is considering a bill that would place limits on school practices that involve physically restricting students’ movement.
Vermont religious school that refused to play team with trans player banned from sporting events
Mid Vermont Christian School drew headlines last month after its girls basketball team forfeited a game rather than play against a team with a trans player. The school will now be banned from school athletic events.