“It really is not incumbent upon a superintendent to make Solomon-like decisions for families,” one superintendent said.
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Kids with runny noses sent home during Covid, creating havoc with jobs, child care
At Growing With Wonder, a clear runny nose that needs to be wiped only five times or fewer in half an hour can stay. The rest go.
Officials: High school sports will look different this year
Touch football will replace traditional tackle football this autumn, and volleyball players will have to play their games with other teams outside.
Vermont’s all-over-the-map approach to reopening schools
While most districts have adopted a hybrid model, administrators across the state remain nervous about having enough educators to adequately staff in-person instruction.
State issues guidelines for reopening schools
From temperature checks to frequent handwashing, school is going to look different when students return in the fall.
Poor internet poses challenge for remote learning during pandemic
In recent days, some local internet providers have started providing free broadband service to families of students who lack it.
Youth survey data shows rise in vaping, depression
Some 50% of high school students said they had tried vaping, 31% reported feeling depressed, and 7% attempted suicide. The numbers for LGBTQ students are higher.
Burlington schools cancel Halloween parade – and join culture war
Administrators say the annual ritual can have the effect of segregating students – some families won’t participate for religious reasons and others have neither the time nor money to make costumes.
Who gets the best-paid teachers? Often, the most affluent kids
An analysis by VTDigger found that the best-paid teachers are often in districts with the lowest rates of poverty, while less affluent districts struggle with high teacher turnover.
VT-NEA seeks delay of proficiency-based learning mandate
The head of Vermont’s largest teachers union said the new system is being rolled out unevenly, creating confusion for teachers, students and parents.
Help wanted: Teachers, principals in demand in many districts
While some positions are generally difficult to staff, there is a big difference on how tough recruitment is depending on the district and school.
Data indicates schools are likely underreporting bullying
About a third recorded no incidents of bullying, harassment or hazing despite signs that occurrences are a continuing problem.
Education secretary advises schools against gun-violence walkouts
Administrators have been asked to find alternate ways for students to join a nationwide wave of activism following the shooting in Parkland, Florida.