VUES educator named Vermont Teacher of the Year

“Robyn Newton exemplifies what makes Vermont educators special,” said Secretary of Education Dan French.

Peterson taking early retirement from Hannaford Career Center

Fearing he has “turned into a distraction,” Dana Peterson is stepping down from Hannaford Career Center at the end of the school year.

Lincoln votes to withdraw from Mt. Abe school district

LINCOLN — By a margin of more than 3 to 1, Lincoln voted Tuesday to withdraw from the Mount Abraham Unified School District.The vote count was 525-172 in favor of the measure. Turnout for Tuesday’s vote was 62%, significantly higher than Town Meeting Day … (read more)

CFES seeks Vermont & New York schools to address crisis among rural students

ADDISON COUNTY — Here’s a shocking truth about rural America: Children living in rural areas are the likeliest group to grow up in poverty, experience poor health outcomes, leave school before college, and fall victim to alcohol and drug abuse. That appli … (read more)

State education taxes lower than projected

ADDISON COUNTY — School taxes are going to be lower across the board than initially projected back in January, according to lawmakers and local school district officials. Several factors have combined during a winter that made the state tax rate, upon whi … (read more)

Willowell to offer outdoor enrichment for days when kids are not at school

MONKTON — With the limited in-person schooling this fall due to fears around coronavirus, The Willowell Foundation is rolling out a new interdisciplinary, outdoor, multi-aged option. The program will provide activities for students on days when they are n … (read more)

Ways of Seeing: Reimagining how we educate

About eight years ago I began doing hand-built pottery. Some people make beautiful bowls or whimsical wall hangings; I like to make sculptures. Probably all of you have made things out of clay, even if it was simply Playdough. I remember making an elephan … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Cuts shouldn’t affect education

As a retired teacher (over 20 years as an elementary school classroom teacher and five years as a supplemental literacy teacher in Bristol, Vt.), I am concerned about the future of education during and after the pandemic crisis. I know from my own experie … (read more)

Legislative Report: Senate works on ed, library, tuition bills

We ended our work early at the Statehouse on Feb. 7 due to the huge snowstorm, but otherwise we’re just about one month into the 2020 Legislative Session and it’s been nonstop action! We’ve already sent several important bills to Gov. Scott for signature. … (read more)