As quarantines and cold and flu symptoms are increasingly keeping teachers at home for days or weeks at time, administrators say they’re struggling to maintain operations.
“It’s just absolutely nuts,” said Jeff Renard, director of the cooperative, which is supporting more than 43 schools. “We’re frantically trying to get everybody enrolled.”
Schools need resources for systematic, schoolwide, skills-building if we want the transferable skills initiative to have real impact.
Education Secretary Dan French said the issue is basically a ‘data reporting’ problem even as only four other systems scored the same as or lower than Vermont.
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.
The results pleased neither officials nor critics, who noted they are over a year old and new data won’t be available until 2021.
The attorney general’s announcement of a Comcast-funded donation on May 5 received the desired headlines. But how did it come to be? Why just one district? And who benefited?
We call on the governor and the Legislature to safeguard school finances and ensure our most vulnerable students and families get the resources and supports they need.
While most students and families are checking in with teachers on a regular basis, there’s some that still haven’t despite districts’ efforts.
A major education funding study from the University of Vermont has prompted discussion.
But have 20 years of overtaxing towns and underfunding their schools pushed some schools “over the edge”?
For the most part, lawmakers will be assessing changes already implemented, but special education funding and education finance could see action.
Career and technical centers rely on tuition dollars from the feeder schools, which many say discourages high schools from recommending that students explore their options.