What’s good for kids in public schools is good for them in taxpayer-funded private schools

Based on a UVM study, the Vermont legislature is updating the education funding formula so districts that serve more disadvantaged students have the ability to raise the revenues they need to care for their children.

In education, what does ‘local control’ mean?

Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series about the growing pains of Addison County schools in 1965-66 and the Vermont Commissioner of Education’s ambitious plan to address them. Read the entire series here.ADDISON COUNTY — Upon completion of a recen … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Holcombe is the best choice for governor

We will be voting for Rebecca Holcombe in the Democratic primary for governor.  Rebecca is best known for her role as Vermont’s Secretary of Education, where she became intimately aware of the educational needs of communities all over Vermont and where sh … (read more)

Holcombe sets sights on governor’s office

MIDDLEBURY — Just two years ago, Rebecca Holcombe was working for Gov. Phil Scott as Vermont’s Secretary of Education. She’s now campaigning to succeed him as the state’s chief executive, and is doing so on a platform of decreasing health care costs and c … (read more)