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]

Landmark College expands reach

The Putney college, which serves students with learning difficulties, will provide educational programs to local middle school and high school students.

Voters to reconsider Vernon school exit

Vernon officials want to leave the regional school union due to Act 46 concerns, but they were blocked last month by Dummerston voters. A revote is scheduled for Feb. 21.

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.

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.

Burlington School District passes $74M budget, seeks bonding measure

The property tax rate increase will be 5.25 percent if voters approve the budget. The median home owner would pay an additional $210 per year.

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.

Sanders’ college plans picked up by New York state

Sanders visited LaGuardia Community College in Queens on Tuesday to help unveil Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s free public college education program.

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.

Northshire study group readies campaign for proposed merged school district

The next phase is a town meeting vote in March on the plan.

At Leland & Gray, new state enrollment rule leads to cuts

The regional school is facing more than $200,000 in cuts as well as higher taxes due to enrollment regulation changes under Act 46. The board cut one teacher and other items.