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Social Justice Series Explores The Death Penalty With "Dead Man Walking"
Friday, 04/12/13
By Neal Charnoff
St. Michael's College has developed a three-part, campus-wide Theater and Social Justice series focusing on the death penalty which culminates in a theatrical presentation of "Dead Man Walking". 
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New Bullying Law Takes Effect
Tuesday, 04/09/13
By Sage Van Wing
A new law that treats bullying the same as harassment has begun to take effect across the state. Schools must now investigate bullying more aggressively. At least two staff members have to be designated in every school to handle complaints of harassment or bullying.
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Bullying, Harassment, Hazing:
Monday, 04/08/13
By Nina Keck
We hear a lot about bullying in schools these days- both physically and online. We'll parse out some of the definitions and we'll talk about state-wide anti-bullying efforts.
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Milton 5th-Graders Help Plant White House Garden
Thursday, 04/04/13
Five fifth-graders from Milton Vermont were at the White House on Thursday to help First Lady Michelle Obama plant the spring garden.
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N.H. School Tested For Chemical From Nearby Lab
Monday, 04/01/13
By Charlotte Albright
A school in Hanover is being tested for the presence of a chemical that was used as a refrigerant at a nearby laboratory.
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Fair Encourages Kids To Think About College
Thursday, 03/28/13
By Steve Zind
First grade may seem a little early to start encouraging children to think about college, but in the Northeast Kingdom there are good reasons to underscore the importance of a post-secondary education. The region lags far behind the state in the percentage of people with college degrees - and it's gearing up for an influx of jobs that will require an educated workforce.
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Gov. Shumlin Urges Educators To Complete Survey
Tuesday, 03/26/13
Gov. Peter Shumlin is urging educators to participate in a survey looking for ways to increase learning in the state's schools.
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Sullivan Says He's Working To Make UVM Affordable
Monday, 03/25/13
By Ric Cengeri
Since being selected as the University of Vermont's 26th president last February, Tom Sullivan has made affordability for in-state students a top priority. The challenge now for Sullivan is finding the money that will allow the school to reach that goal.
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Tuition Increases At Vermont’s Public Colleges Rising Faster Than Median Income
Monday, 03/25/13
By Charlotte Albright
Over the past five years, college tuition at Vermont's public institutions has risen by at least 27 percent. But income growth has not kept pace. That's the finding of a report out this week from the New England Board of Higher Education.
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President Sullivan’s UVM Outlook
Monday, 03/25/13
By Jane Lindholm
UVM President Tom Sullivan discusses the goals he has set for the university, we learn about the growth and future of ibrattleboro and we look ahead at the week in the State Legislature.
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Dual Enrollment Brings High School Students To College
Thursday, 03/21/13
By Charlotte Albright
About 85 percent of ninth graders in Vermont complete high school. But less than half of the state's nineteen-year-olds are enrolled in college. The state is trying to improve that second statistic by allowing high school students to take free courses for college credit.
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Martin: Guns in Schools
Sunday, 03/24/13
By Mike Martin
And now we turn to our Sunday Essay.  Mike Martin was shocked to learn that some staff members in the Montpelier School District will be carrying guns to school. But this turns out to be Montpelier, Ohio. The principal of Vermont's Montpelier High School told him they'll be taking a different approach here, one that focuses on community and common sense.
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CEO Of VSAC Retiring After 42 Years
Wednesday, 03/20/13
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont Edition speaks with outgoing CEO of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, Don Vickers about the landscape of higher ed financing and the tension between the economic imperative of getting a degree, and the finding the money to pay for it:
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SUDEF Collaborates With Students To Raise Awareness Of South Sudan Clinic
Wednesday, 03/20/13
By Melody Bodette
A Burlington-based organization that works to improve the quality of life in South Sudan is getting some help from students at the Vermont Commons School. The students have teamed up with the Sudan Development Foundation to create a video that they hope will generate interest on the Internet.
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Burlington, Winooski Schools Partner for Education
Monday, 03/18/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont's political leaders visited Burlington High School Monday, highlighting a new initiative between Burlington and Winooski. The state's two most diverse school districts are working together to remodel and rethink their education systems, and they're getting a little help from civic leaders.
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Burlington, Winooski Schools Partner for Education
Monday, 03/18/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont's political leaders visited Burlington High School Monday, highlighting a new initiative between Burlington and Winooski. The state's two most diverse school districts are working together to remodel and rethink their education systems, and they're getting a little help from civic leaders.
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Ed. Dept. Hosts Dinners On Innovative Education
Monday, 03/18/13
The Vermont Agency of Education is hosting weekly community dinners around Vermont to discuss ways to develop and promote innovative ways for high schools to learn.
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Should Students Be Able To Use Tuition Vouchers Out Of State?
Thursday, 03/14/13
By Charlotte Albright
A lawmaker from Woodstock is raising questions about whether Vermont students who live in towns without high schools are attending too many programs outside the state at taxpayer expense.
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The Growth Of Castleton State College
Wednesday, 03/13/13
By Jane Lindholm
Castleton State College President, David Wolk talks with Vermont Edition about his vision for the future of the college.
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Bus Carrying St. Mike's Players Involved In Fatal N.Y. Crash
Tuesday, 03/12/13
Police say one person is dead after an upstate New York wreck involving a bus carrying the St. Michael's College lacrosse team.
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Porto: Play For Pay
Wednesday, 03/13/13
By Brian Porto
Having heard several recent arguments in favor of paying college athletes, Brian Porto suggests that we might want to consider some reasons for not paying them.
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Summit Looks At Needs Of Veterans Returning To College
Monday, 03/11/13
By Charlotte Albright
Over the next few years, an estimated one million military service members will hang up their uniforms and try to return to civilian life. But are our colleges and communities doing everything possible to ease that transition?
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Young Writers
Young Writers Project: Fine Is An Ugly Word
Monday, 03/11/13
Clara Henderson, a freshman at The Sharon Academy, writes about how to stay special.
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Local School Budgets Fare Well On Town Meeting Day
Wednesday, 03/06/13
By Bob Kinzel
For the most part, local school budgets fared reasonably well on Town Meeting Day -- 220 budgets were adopted and 16 were defeated. But local school officials say budget pressures will continue to grow in the coming years.
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Wikipedia and Academia
Thursday, 03/07/13
By Jane Lindholm
Never use Wikipedia as a source! That's what high school students across the country learn when writing their term papers. As it turns out, that attitude might be changing.
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