Some feel that the youth mental health crisis did not get the attention it deserved in the past legislative session.
New ethnic studies requirements will not apply to private schools, state board of ed decides
The board determined that those rules cannot apply to private schools under Vermont law. But members said they hoped to revisit the question of private schools soon.
‘It’s been rocky’: Vermont schools struggle to administer a new standardized test
The rollout of a new statewide standardized testing system, Cognia, has been hampered by a short timeframe and technical difficulties. District administrators are raising concerns.
Legislators young and old talk generational politics and ageism
In June of last year, only 24 of the 150 state legislators were under 45.
Vermont universal school meals bill looks to boost local farm food
As lawmakers aim to make universal school meals a permanent measure, they also want to make sure more of those meals are made with local food.
Vermont’s career and tech education system needs repair, report says
A 79-page report recommends overhauling how Vermont funds and governs career and tech education.
Vermont House advances stricter regulations on private schools taking public tuition
The bill would tighten rules on independent schools — including a provision that would mandate open enrollment for students attending with public dollars.
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!
So far, all but 2 Vermont school budgets have passed
As of Wednesday morning, of the 108 school budgets decided on or before Town Meeting Day, only two — in Alburgh and Barre — failed. Results for seven other budgets were not yet available.
Criticized for spending too little on students, Barre school district budget fails
The Barre Unified Union School District’s controversial budget proposal would have increased spending by just 1.5%, leaving the district with one of the lowest per-pupil spending levels in the state.
Housing debate reveals signs of strain in UVM-Burlington relationship
After the City Council tabled a rezoning proposal that would have allowed more development on the Trinity campus, the two sides are in a stalemate over student enrollment and housing.
Tuition changes a threat to some Vermont schools
Bills filed in both the state House and Senate this month would require Vermont towns that pay tuition for some or all grades to designate up to three public schools for their students to attend.
Vermont Conversation: Middlebury President Laurie Patton on divestment, diversity and resisting censorship
Patton is the first woman to lead Middlebury College in its 223-year history.
Vermont state officials want to strengthen school safety procedures
Legislation proposed by the Vermont Agency of Education would mandate drills twice a year and require schools to lock all exterior doors during the day.