State colleges seek funds for Lyndon/Johnson merger

The Vermont State Colleges expects the transition to cost a total of $2 million — with $1 million of that going toward marketing and branding of the new school.

Online tool aims to get Vermonters on path to high-paying jobs

The Labor Department and two foundations are behind the website, which helps users choose a good-paying field and find Vermont schools that offer the needed education or credentials.

Report: Pre-K access has improved, but access to childcare is limited

More children are becoming wards of the state, mainly due to the opiate crisis.

Vermont state board looks to correct ‘mistakes’ in private school rules

Board members say they never intended to hurt the state’s school choice system.

Education legislative preview: Career paths, preschool tweaks, special ed funding

A House committee with several new members will look to continue ironing out kinks in recent education laws and tackle some emerging issues.

Education board chair: Ethics complaint is matter for governor

Chairman Stephan Morse told three lawmakers, who alleged conflict of interest by board member William Mathis, that he doesn’t have the authority to take up the issue.

Lawmakers seek ethics probe of education board member

The three legislators point to William Mathis’ job with a national organization supported by teachers unions. But some others see the move as payback for the board’s new rules on private schools.

Year in Review: Top education stories of 2016

A spending cap that went bust, Act 46 mergers, private school rules and test scores.

State colleges turn to the word ‘university’ to draw Chinese students

In 2016, foreign students brought $75 million to Vermont, an increase from $40 million just four years ago.

AG confirms education board’s rule-making authority over private schools

Not only does Title 16 of the Vermont statute “enable” and “require” the State Board of Education to make such rules, but it says by the plain reading of the language it was also the Legislature’s intent that they do so.

Education board gives blessing to more merger plans

They involve 30 districts and numerous towns ranging from the Northeast Kingdom to southwestern Vermont.

U-32 math teacher named Vermont’s educator of the year

“She is one of those teachers everyone hopes for in their lives,” a student said of Katherine McCann.

Norwich teacher contract talks go to mediation

Health care and pay increases remain unresolved as the school board aims to craft a budget that voters will approve and teachers argue the area has a high cost of living.

Study recommends state move toward universal early child care

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Financing High Quality, Affordable Child Care says high quality child care for all the state’s children up to age 5 could cost up to $766 million. It suggests incremental investment with a goal of changing the delivery system.