Education

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As part of a string of cut-backs, the private liberal arts college Colby-Sawyer will be eliminating the English and philosophy majors at the school.

Kate McCann, who teaches high school mathematics at U-32 Middle and High School in East Montpelier, was recently named Vermont's 2017 Teacher of the Year.

The State Board of Education will submit a list of candidates for education secretary to Governor Phil Scott next week.

The Vermont Law School and the Environmental Protection Agency have signed an agreement that will link students and faculty between the two organizations.

While awaiting the inauguration of a new president who admits he’s never read a presidential biography and hasn’t the time or interest to read anything more complex than popular magazines, I’ve been feeling anxious about what this might signal about the future of reading - historically one of America’s favorite pastimes.

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School officials in Rutland say they’re ready for the arrival of refugee families later this month. But the Rutland County Parent Child Center, which works with younger children and babies, say it's not ready — and it blames a lack of resources.

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Officials at Green Mountain College hope a new annual $200,000 scholarship will attract students who might not otherwise consider a private college or a career in sustainability.

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International musicians and dancers will be performing the Islamic opera Layla and Majnun at the Dartmouth Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hanover this weekend. But before the world-class performers take the stage this weekend, they stopped by a local music class for a cross-cultural music workshop with the students.

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Three state lawmakers say a member of the State Board of Education who wants more oversight of private schools might be receiving payments from national education groups to support that work.

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Sixth-graders from the Vermont Commons School in South Burlington file into Pierson Library and head up a short set of stairs to a grand room: Shelburne's historic town hall. The class is here to discuss Shadows of Sherwood, the first book in the "Robyn Hoodlum Adventures" series. 

A legislative committee is recommending that districts that merge under Act 46 also consider consolidating their property assessment offices.

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Ninety families scattered across Clarendon, Shrewsbury, Tinmouth, West Rutland and Wallingford got an early holiday gift this week: a food basket with a turkey and all the trimmings. 

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When most people think of a school playground, swings, slides and seesaws come to mind. But a group of students in Cornwall had a different idea: a playground full of sticks, stumps, twine and hay so kids of all ages could build and create together.

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Vermont's Attorney General says the State Board of Education can set the rules governing the approval process for private schools.

The late William McNeill, one of our greatest world historians, once told me that he only understood how hard it was to teach history when he realized his students no longer had any connection with the central historical event of his life – the Great Depression.

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Vernon will not be allowed to leave the Brattleboro Union High School District after voters in Dummerston rejected the plan Tuesday.

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Vermonters who have school choice are pushing back hard on new rules that the State Board of Education is proposing.

Colby-Sawyer, a small, private liberal arts college in New Hampshire, will be downsizing.

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Act 46 is a Vermont law that requires towns to consider school district consolidation. Some are doing it willingly. They say their students are going to have more educational options with a consolidated district. They also hope to save money through efficiencies that will be created.

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Students at Mill River Union High School in Clarendon will perform a stage version of The Grapes of Wrath this weekend. Theater director Peter Bruno says the Steinbeck classic seems especially relevant with Americans debating refugee resettlement, class inequality and the power of the police.

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