Vermont has had only four positive cases of Covid-19 in schools since classes began on Sept. 8. Those few cases serve as evidence that the systems in place appear to be working.
“The kids are not alright,” says Dr. Rebecca Bell, a critical care pediatrician and president of the Vermont chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Secretary Dan French said a planning group that currently meets weekly ‘is working very well’ and that a new commission would be unnecessary.
The teachers union wants more input for planning as well as monetary aid for supplies, increased staff and building modifications.
From temperature checks to frequent handwashing, school is going to look different when students return in the fall.
Educators want their students to learn, but first they want them to feel as if they still belong to their school community and to know someone still cares about them.
School staff concerned about their health are allowed to stay home
More than half of the 1,000 educators who responded to an online survey said that they feel they don’t have adequate resources to implement the new mandate.
Schools across the state are ditching A through F report cards and letting students retake tests to emphasize learning over seat time, but each district’s interpretation of proficiency-based learning looks different.
Gov. Phil Scott and the Vermont-NEA announced the winners of contest for student-made videos to remind other young people to speak up when they see something suspicious.
Now is the time to send a letter, make a phone call and tell your representatives why you want them to pass S.40 with the action level for lead in schools lowered to 1 ppb.
The head of the teacher’s union said the initiative was filled with ‘snafus’ and asked lawmakers to consider postponing until 2022.
The head of Vermont’s largest teachers union said the new system is being rolled out unevenly, creating confusion for teachers, students and parents.