An education organization claims there are more than 300 examples of liberal bias — from a partial presentation of abortion to critique of former President Ronald Reagan — in a well-known Advanced Placement (AP) history textbook.
School districts that are considering closing their schools are in a race against time. They must act before they are merged with other districts, because once these districts are forced to merge, they lose their autonomy and authority to govern their district.
Judge Robert Gerety will decide whether attorneys present more evidence in a case against the state by the town of Whitingham, a student and a taxpayer. The plaintiffs allege the school funding system creates inequity regarding education quality and tax rates.
Why does the powerful teachers union, the Vermont NEA, support legislators whose votes close schools and put teachers out of jobs while protecting the positions of education bureaucrats?
The independent school set an opening day record on Aug. 23, with an overall enrollment of 756 students. Its incoming class of 183 freshmen is also an all-time high, according to the school.
The draft articles of agreement provide protection against closure for two academic years, 2019-20 and 2020-21, unless the closure is approved by voters living in the town where the school is located.
While the state government doubles down on implementing forced school district mergers under Act 46, a host of local residents and stakeholders are threatening to close down schools rather than subject them to the Act 46 process.
On Primary Day, voters in Groton, Wells River and Ryegate voted to close Blue Mountain Union School to prevent a Montpelier-forced merger.
Essex High School is losing its school bus service at the start of the school year and students are being asked to utilize public transportation to get themselves to school.
This tendency toward viewpoint discrimination in schools is actually one of the best arguments for school choice. School choice would allow parents and communities to reclaim control over content in their schools. It might also allow schools to refocus on the more politically neutral areas of core knowledge.
The appointment of French, who for nine years was superintendent of the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union, was announced on Thursday by Gov. Phil Scott at the Statehouse in Montpelier.