Prospective teachers in Vermont must take the standardized Praxis test to get their license. But officials say that, for many applicants, the test is an unfair hurdle.
In many Vermont schools, Covid is no longer top of mind — even as cases in some districts have risen.
Antiviral therapy is an approved treatment for preventing severe Covid in high-risk people. Taking it early is key to better outcomes.
One local pharmacy director noted it's harder for smaller businesses to compete with large chains for supply. But state officials have also noted challenges getting materials to scale up antigen testing.
Gov. Phil Scott said he would not support the Legislature acting on its own to enact new Covid-19 measures. If legislators want to come back into session, enact new measures and "cancel Christmas," he said, "that's up to them."
Rural states are seeing cases rise, but Vermont continues to see low rates.
Residents say they’re concerned about the lack of available testing in their area, and whether it means the region will find it harder to contain an outbreak.
For several days in a row, there were more than 1,000 tests given daily for Covid-19. And on Wednesday, no people were hospitalized with confirmed cases of the virus.
The Department of Health is focused on preventing a second wave of Covid-19 cases. Testing will play a major role.
The state can run up to 2,185 tests a day. It’s averaging about 400. Who should be tested as the state begins to reopen?
Vermont’s fourth and eighth grade student scores were among the top in the nation in both reading and mathematics, two of the subjects tested every other year on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. That’s the good news, the bad news is that reading scores remain pretty much the same and math scores dipped for a second year in a row in the nation and in Vermont.
Students score 46 percent proficiency in test taken last spring, compared to 44 percent in 2014. Gap between economic levels grows.
Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union official develops a Web tool to normalize standardized testing data and account for a school's unique circumstances.