Champlain College is introducing students to the world with a surprising outpost in Dublin.
In this week’s podcast, VTDigger’s Morgan True recaps the four-day teacher strike in Burlington that could have implications for districts across the state.
Eleven scholarship recipients will have to donate the money to charity or commit to 50 hours of community service.
Teachers will get a 2.5 percent salary increase in year one, and 2.75 percent in year two.
Parents say the lack of a formal rule on special education evaluations leaves them powerless to challenge schools’ inaction.
The two sides reached a preliminary agreement for a new contract, bringing an end to a four-day strike and months of fraught negotiations that had failed to produce a compromise.
UVM selected Eastern Development Corp. from four companies that responded to a request for proposals.
A 5k fun run on Sunday organized by Montpelier High School students raised money for social justice organizations.
Another round of mediation is scheduled for Tuesday. Meanwhile, two Republican lawmakers say boards should not be allowed to impose working conditions and teachers should not be allowed to strike.
Erik Wells, a district spokesman, confirmed there would be no school Friday, but declined to say when or how the board might make overtures to the union going forward.
Parents, especially women, experience reduced job opportunities due to a lack of quality, affordable child care.
The sides gave different versions of what stymied the one-day mediation session. Teachers pointed to scheduling, but the board said it was new salary demands.
Any narrowing of the test performance gap between students on opposite ends of the income spectrum was because wealthier students fell back, according to the education secretary.
The university and the union are at odds over salaries. The administration is offering a 2 percent increase.