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.
The vote was 148-0. The Senate voted to override the governor’s veto — also unanimously — on Wednesday. This is the first time a veto has been unanimously overridden in both chambers in state history, according to the House speaker’s office.
The governor argued that the Legislature’s proposal does too little to improve the financial health of Vermont’s public retirement system.
The results won’t be used to identify low-performing schools, and schools won’t face penalties if less than the normally required percentage of students participate.
From the time students step onto their school bus each morning, they must feel welcomed, included, and protected throughout their school experience.
Vermont has had only four positive cases of Covid-19 in schools since classes began on Sept. 8. Those few cases serve as evidence that the systems in place appear to be working.
“The kids are not alright,” says Dr. Rebecca Bell, a critical care pediatrician and president of the Vermont chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Secretary Dan French said a planning group that currently meets weekly 'is working very well' and that a new commission would be unnecessary.
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.
Educators want their students to learn, but first they want them to feel as if they still belong to their school community and to know someone still cares about them.
School staff concerned about their health are allowed to stay home
More than half of the 1,000 educators who responded to an online survey said that they feel they don’t have adequate resources to implement the new mandate.
Schools across the state are ditching A through F report cards and letting students retake tests to emphasize learning over seat time, but each district’s interpretation of proficiency-based learning looks different.