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Remote learning frustration boils over
Feb 26, 7:21 AM: Parents speaking at the Champlain Valley School Board’s Feb. 16 meeting said the length of time and reduced quality of remote learning is having a cumulative effect.
Some students find success with remote learning
Feb 9, 7:07 AM: We’re about halfway through the school year and a recently released study from the Agency of Education reports students are still struggling this year. But some have found the odd setup is actually helping them learn. >
One district's creative approach to 'COVID slide?' Night classes for elementary students
Feb 9, 6:22 AM: But the Henry County example shows there are solutions out there. It’s been so successful, they’re making the Elementary Remote Evening Academy a permanent offering. Here’s how they did it, and how other districts can >
Ruling tests limits on school vouchers in Vermont
Jan 29, 7:32 AM: A federal appeals court judge has ruled that three Vermont school districts cannot, for now, exclude Catholic school students from the state’s voucher system.
School choice lawsuit surge pushes possible high court fight
Jan 18, 9:19 AM: Vermont is facing at least its second lawsuit in four months over a voucher program that allows students in communities that don’t have schools or are not part of supervisory unions to attend schools of their choice, >
Vermont lawsuits, New Hampshire legislation part of renewed push for school choice
Jan 18, 6:46 AM: The families, including one in Chelsea, assert that allowing some children to attend the school of their choice while denying that right to other children is a violation of “the right to equal educational opportunity” >
Opinion: Vermont school choice
Jan 15, 7:01 AM: Each of us is incredibly unique. But sometimes we overlook the reality that children are just as unique and full of personality as the adults we know. That’s why students in Vermont need as many education options as >
Parents' suit challenges Vt. school tuition system
Jan 6, 6:24 AM: A group of Vermont parents is suing the state and three school districts, including Windham Northeast Supervisory Union, over “unequal access to education."
Vermont Agency of Education facing another school-choice lawsuit
Dec 15, 7:05 AM: Should students with school choice be allowed to use their taxpayer-funded tuition to attend a private, religious school? That issue is the focus of a lawsuit against the Vermont Agency of Education heard by a federal >
Remote learning likely to stay a part of Vermont schooling even after the pandemic
Dec 11, 7:32 AM: But in the future, Vermonters can expect remote learning to be among the education options available to students, and the state is working on that infrastructure, said Jess DeCarolis, who directs the state Agency of >
As remote learning falls short for some, families formulate own plans
Dec 8, 7:49 AM: In the spring, when schools closed up and went to remote learning, it wasn’t an unqualified success. Educators, parents and policymakers were aware that learning via internet wasn’t going to suffice for all, or even most >
In One of the Few States to Mandate Personalized Learning, Coordinators Key to Keeping Vermont Students Engaged Before — and Now During — the Pandemic
Oct 7, 7:19 AM: As education leaders nationwide scramble to put strong distance learning options into place, and as personalized learning programs in Vermont morph to fit the demands of COVID-era schooling, the importance of having a >
3 Vermont families sue for tuition for religious schools
Sep 11, 5:46 AM: Three families are suing Vermont’s education secretary and certain school districts, saying that denying them a state tuition benefit to send their children to religious schools is unconstitutional.
'Chronic Unpredictability': Vermont Teachers Union On Returning To The Classroom
Sep 10, 8:22 AM: Across Vermont, students are returning to classrooms this week, though teachers and staff have been preparing for some time now. It's going to be an unusual year for everyone.
House Ed panel adds $32m in federal aid for K-12
Sep 4, 7:35 AM: The Vermont House of Representatives' Education Committee on Tuesday proposed another $32 million in federal coronavirus relief funds be added to the state's fiscal 2021 budget.
Vermont to establish remote education hub program, what will this look like?
Sep 3, 6:10 AM: To make this easier for families the state is setting up “hubs” for students to go there during remote learning days.
Uneasy about hybrid school, some Vermont families choose an alternative education path
Aug 4, 7:32 AM: Although Vermont public schools intend to open Sept. 8, many in the area have proposed to start in a hybrid learning schedule with the possibility of transitioning to fully in-person or fully remote in response to COVID-19 >
Opinion: Don't let 'Degrees of Freedom' corporatize Marlboro campus
Jul 21, 7:06 AM: I am writing to urge you to not sell the campus to this purported charter school business, for a number of reasons. Following a closer look at the proposal and the background of "Degrees of Freedom," I have strong >
SCOTUS ruling may impact Vermont’s tuition voucher program
Jul 6, 7:43 AM: A conservative advocacy group has dropped a lawsuit against the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI) over private school voucher eligibility, after the DPI and the Department of Revenue (DOR) said they'd end a >
Opinion: Time to hit the pause button on Marlboro College
Jun 16, 6:08 AM: This transaction seems to be taking advantage of Vermont's status as one of the very few states without a charter school law. Charter schools target students and divert funding away from local public schools, on average >



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