Eighth grader Elise Cournoyer, who won the Vermont Spelling Bee in March, was one of 56 semifinalists in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, and the only Vermonter on the stage in Washington, D.C.
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 email@example.com.
Brattleboro Union High School poised to 'Bear' a new nickname
The school’s governing board is set to receive the results of a student vote to replace the “Colonel” with a new “Bear” moniker and mascot.
Harwood board adopts new policy to ban dangerous student restraints
The move means that the school district will now have stricter guidelines in place than state policy allows when it comes to employees and contracted staff who need to manage challenging student behaviors.
After resignations over ‘Chieftain’ name, Green Mountain school board brings back 2 members
Earlier this month, the Green Mountain school board voted to keep its controversial ‘Chieftain’ mascot name, prompting three school board members and the superintendent to resign.
Pennsylvania college administrator to be interim president at Saint Michael’s
Lewis Thayne, retired president of Pennsylvania’s Lebanon Valley College, will lead Saint Michael’s until a permanent president is selected next year.
Kurn Hattin close to settlements over abuse allegations
The Westminster residential facility and school has reached agreements with “over 90% of the claimants,” according to an email obtained by VTDigger.
A bid by the Vermont State Colleges to sell a radio station may raise legal questions
Last year, Vermont Public announced plans to buy Northern Vermont University’s Lyndon radio station. A provision in Vermont law could complicate that sale.
Leaving on a joyful note: Brattleboro music teacher reflects on career
After nearly 37 years of teaching music and serving as band director and music department head at Brattleboro Union High School, Stephen Rice will take a final bow at a concert this week.
Green Mountain school board stands by ‘Chieftains’ name, drawing resignations
After months of back-and-forth, the Green Mountain Unified School District voted on Thursday to keep the name as its high school’s moniker. The vote led to the resignations of the superintendent and two board members.
University of Vermont names honors college after former Sen. Patrick Leahy
The school’s board of trustees approved a resolution Friday to officially name the honors college the Patrick Leahy Honors College.