French, who has served in the cabinet post since 2018, will leave for a job at the Council of Chief State School Officers.
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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.
UVM men’s, women’s basketball advance to NCAA tournament
This year is just the second in UVM history that the men’s and women’s basketball teams have made the national tournament in the same season.
Vermont Senate Democrats poised to punt full-day pre-K to study
“One of the things that we heard in testimony is how if we took all the 4-year-olds out categorically right away, it would devastate child care facilities,” said Sen. Ginny Lyons, one of the bill’s sponsors.
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.
Sunday Update: The challenges of reporting on high school sports controversies
VTDigger's Shaun Robinson navigated confidentiality laws, tips from anonymous sources and rumors to report on recent incidents. Students: you can contribute to the conversation!
Vermont College of Fine Arts to host winter residencies at Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna University
The college announced last year that it would no longer host residencies and has begun to sell some campus buildings.