A report issued Monday by the Vermont Student Anti-Racism Network, a group of students from across the state, calls on the state to adopt reforms aimed at social, economic and racial justice.
This week’s Young Writers Project entry is by Sawyer Fellows, 16, East Burke. ‘Ferris Wheel’ artwork by Lily Meyer, 13, Montpelier.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, 77,000 Vermonters carry federal student loan debt, and the average loan balance is $37,000. President Joe Biden’s plan would forgive up to $10,000 for individuals earning less than $125,000 a year, and twice that for Pell Grant recipients.
After multiple incidents last year involving fans verbally harassing student-athletes and referees, the Vermont Principals' Association is working to encourage positive fan behavior as the need for more officials increases.
As the start of the school year nears, low-income and rural districts are more likely to be coming up short.
Councilors also heard from residents who expressed anger and frustration in response to a police shooting that hospitalized a Burlington resident over the weekend.
New guidance issued by the Department of Health and Agency of Education says that school nurses should play “pivotal” roles in the upcoming school year.
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.
“I would categorize finding staff for our preschools at a crisis level,” said Michael Feitelberg, one of the owners of Kids & Fitness Preschools at the Edge, a local gym and fitness club that will absorb some of Kinderworks’ employees and families.
The project involves 75,000 square feet of new construction and a facelift for 125,000 square feet of the existing buildings. Pandemic aid has lowered the total being borrowed to $55 million.
The Vermont Board of Education voted to allow Stowe to create its own school district, capping a yearslong campaign to withdraw from the district it shares with two neighboring towns.
Data provided by the Agency of Education shows that Vermont schools cumulatively spent about 320 school days closed, or missing at least half their kids, during the 2021-22 school year.
“We have a significantly larger number of students this year who were put on hold, whose paperwork got a stay because of Covid, so we are doubling down, tripling down,” said Meghan Fahey, northeast coordinator for International Experience.
From supporting teachers with new students in the classroom to helping immigrant families communicate with school and city departments, liaisons assist with health, housing, food, legal aid, insurance, transportation and internet issues — often after school hours.