With tag: education
Nadworny: Partnership for Change
By Rich Nadworny
Creating a great 21st
century education system is hard. It's even harder, when you're
Burlington and Winooski and you have over 50 languages being spoken
in the high schools. Rich Nadworny is seeing first hand
how one group is tackling the problems.
Schneider: Education Governor
By John Scagliotti
Peter Shumlin broke with tradition and dedicated his second inaugural address
to the single topic of education in Vermont. Richard Schneider was delighted to hear the
governor focus on the importance and relevance of higher education.
Schubart: Compete or Collaborate
By Bill Schubart
Retired businessman Bill Schubart
has volunteered since the age of 26 in the non-profit sector. In this
commentary, he imagines the collaborative opportunities open to 26
Vermont's colleges and universities in America's shrinking
Give It Away Now
A class of students at Middlebury College learned recently how difficult
it can be to make wise philanthropic decisions when the class was asked
to give away real money to worthy recipients.
Burlington Schools Mourn Diversity Director
By Melody Bodette
People in Burlington are mourning the loss of the Director of Diversity
Education and Engagement for the Burlington school district, Dan Balon. Balon died on Tuesday after suffering a heart
Finding and Paying for Childcare
By Jane Lindholm
Governor Shumlin has made providing child care
for low-income Vermonters a priority in his budget this year. That still leaves
a lot of middle-income families who are struggling to find and afford someone
to help look after their kids. We'll explore the
landscape of child care in Vermont.
Vt. Tech Sees Big Energy Savings
Officials at Vermont Technical College say a school competition
and a grant from IBM helped reduce the school's electric bill by more than $40,000 in
Weis: The Power Of Hope
By Russ Weis
As we anticipate Martin Luther King Day and President Obama's second
inaugural address, Russ Weis is
thinking about the power of "hope," and how it relates to the future of
School boards, Superintendents Propose Reform
of the state's school boards and superintendents outlined a five-point plan
yesterday that they are calling "a comprehensive agenda to create a
world-class education system."
Woodstock Teachers May Face Cuts
By Charlotte Albright
The Vermont Math Teacher of the Year for 2010 is
among those who could lose their jobs or see their hours cut at the Woodstock
Union Middle and High Schools next year.
Martin: Freedom From Fear
By Mike Martin
As a teacher, Mike Martin has experienced first-hand the
safety protocols schools have put in place since the Columbine shooting.
Now, in the wake of Sandy Hook Elementary, he's been wondering if more
safety drills are really the answer.
UVM Bottled Water Ban Begins Monday
By Kirk Carapezza
When students at the University of Vermont resume classes on the
snow-covered Burlington campus Monday, something will be missing: bottled
water. UVM is the latest university to ban on-campus sales of bottled