New guidance issued by the Department of Health and Agency of Education says that school nurses should play “pivotal” roles in the upcoming school year.
Prospective teachers in Vermont must take the standardized Praxis test to get their license. But officials say that, for many applicants, the test is an unfair hurdle.
“I would categorize finding staff for our preschools at a crisis level,” said Michael Feitelberg, one of the owners of Kids & Fitness Preschools at the Edge, a local gym and fitness club that will absorb some of Kinderworks’ employees and families.
The project involves 75,000 square feet of new construction and a facelift for 125,000 square feet of the existing buildings. Pandemic aid has lowered the total being borrowed to $55 million.
The Vermont Board of Education voted to allow Stowe to create its own school district, capping a yearslong campaign to withdraw from the district it shares with two neighboring towns.
Data provided by the Agency of Education shows that Vermont schools cumulatively spent about 320 school days closed, or missing at least half their kids, during the 2021-22 school year.
“We have a significantly larger number of students this year who were put on hold, whose paperwork got a stay because of Covid, so we are doubling down, tripling down,” said Meghan Fahey, northeast coordinator for International Experience.
From supporting teachers with new students in the classroom to helping immigrant families communicate with school and city departments, liaisons assist with health, housing, food, legal aid, insurance, transportation and internet issues — often after school hours.
Sian Leah Beilock, president of Barnard College, will become president of Dartmouth on July 1, 2023, upon Phil Hanlon’s retirement.
Over the past year, schools have experienced what one superintendent called a “double whammy”: a deterioration in students’ behavior, and not enough staff to deal with it.