The winner and runner-up went back and forth for 10 rounds. Some of the final words included “pyrite,” “civet,” “beaucoup,” “sousaphone” and “unctuous.”
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. Lola Duffort is our education reporter. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equity organizations and lawmakers call on Legislature to strengthen school mascot law
In a letter, 51 advocates and lawmakers called for new legislation around school mascots, saying that the current law “has failed.”
Parents decry steep tuition increase at 2 Chittenden County child care centers
Two Loveworks child care centers will “rebrand” with a focus on early education, but that will bring a jump in tuition of up to 40%. Parents have expressed anger but say they have few other options in a strained child care landscape.
Vermont Secretary of Education Dan French to depart for education administrators’ nonprofit
French, who has served in the cabinet post since 2018, will leave for a job at the Council of Chief State School Officers.
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.