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Bellows Free Academy Teachers Union, Superintendent At Odds
Friday, 11/23/12
A union representing faculty and staff at a Franklin County school district has registered a no-confidence vote in its superintendent.
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Hanover Teacher Helps Students See Thanksgiving Through More Than One Lens
Thursday, 11/22/12
By Charlotte Albright
Every year when Thanksgiving rolls around, teachers face a challenge. How do you help students uncover the real story of this holiday in a culturally sensitive way?  
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Vt. Announces 2013 Teacher Of The Year
Wednesday, 11/14/12
A teacher at the Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington is Vermont's 2013 teacher of the year.
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Three Finalists Approved For Education Secretary
Wednesday, 11/14/12
Governor Peter Shumlin will soon pick the person to fill the new position of Vermont secretary of education.



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Committee Picks 3 Finalists For Vt. Education Secretary
Wednesday, 11/07/12
A committee of the Vermont State Board of Education has picked three finalists to become the secretary of education in Vermont.
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State Pitches In For Brooks House Renovation
Friday, 11/02/12
Help is on the way to rebuild a 140-year-old building damaged by fire in Brattleboro.
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Field Narrows For Education Secretary
Friday, 11/02/12
A search for a new Vermont education secretary has been narrowed to four finalists. About 30 candidates applied for the post.
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Demonstrators Protest College Plan To Slaughter Oxen
Friday, 10/26/12
By Nina Keck
About 15 protesters demonstrated at Green Mountain College Friday in a last ditch effort to save Bill and Lou - a pair of oxen that have worked on the campus farm for ten years.
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A Bright Future For Brooks House
Friday, 10/26/12
By Susan Keese
In Brattleboro, two dreams have moved closer to reality. One is the dream of restoring the Brooks House, an important downtown building, gutted by fire in 2011. There's also the dream of a downtown college campus that would bring students and jobs to Brattleboro's Main Street.
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Petition Circulates To Recall North Bennington School Vote
Thursday, 10/25/12
By Susan Keese
Days after North Bennington voters agreed to close their public school and establish an independent school in its place, a petition is circulating to recall the vote.
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VPR Presents Colman McCarthy
Tuesday, 10/02/12
Journalist and peace activist Colman McCarthy says Americans know a lot about war history, but comparatively little about peace history.
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North Bennington Votes To Create Independent School
Wednesday, 10/24/12
By Susan Keese
The bid to close the North Bennington Graded School won by a much smaller margin than last March, when voters agreed to close the school by July of this year.
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North Bennington Votes To Create Independent School
Wednesday, 10/24/12
By Susan Keese
The bid to close the North Bennington Graded School won by a much smaller margin than last March, when voters agreed to close the school by July of this year.
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Champlain Gets $10M Gift From Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Founder
Monday, 10/22/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Robert Stiller says his $10 million donation will improve business education at the college in Burlington. The gift comes just five months after Green Mountain removed Stiller from his leadership role as chairman.
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Burlington Educator Scores In "The Oscars Of Teaching"
Monday, 10/22/12
By Jane Lindholm
Matt Hajdun, a teacher Champlain Elementary School in Burlington, talks about winning national award for excellence in teaching.
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NH Tops List Of College Student Debt
Monday, 10/22/12
A new report says New Hampshire is again the top state for college student debt.
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VT Law School Inaugurates President
Monday, 10/22/12
The Vermont Law School is inaugurating a new president and dean. Marc Mihaly assumed both those titles in August and will be formally installed in the job this Friday
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Safety First: Teaching Teens To Drive
Monday, 10/22/12
By Jane Lindholm
Learning to drive is a rite of passage and huge responsibility for the 5,500 or so teens who get junior operator licenses each year in Vermont. Now, a new guide from the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles aims to help parents reinforce safety lessons as their teens get behind the wheel.
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UVM Responses To Rape Survey
Friday, 10/19/12
A report suggests it could cost the University of Vermont more than $100,000 a year to address sexual violence issues following a fraternity rape-survey scandal.
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Brattleboro Eyed For New College Campus
Thursday, 10/18/12
A committee of the Vermont State Colleges has picked a building in downtown Brattleboro as the site of a new campus for Community College of Vermont and Vermont Technical College.
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Hoax Press Release Authors Call For Middlebury Divestment
Thursday, 10/18/12
By Steve Zind
Last Friday as the Dalai Lama prepared to speak at Middlebury College an emailed press release announced that the college would be quote "fully divesting its endowment from war." Without providing many details it suggested that Middlebury had decided to use the occasion of the Tibetan leader's visit to announce it would no longer invest in companies working in the defense industry. 
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Champlain Elementary Teacher Honored
Tuesday, 10/16/12
By Amy Kolb Noyes
A seemingly routine school-wide assembly turned into the surprise of a lifetime for Champlain Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade teacher Matthew Hajdun yesterday.
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Getting Books Into The Hands Of Kids
Thursday, 10/11/12
By Charlotte Albright
Newbury Elementary School is one of three in Vermont and three in New Hampshire that are getting a lot of free books, and other pro-literacy programs, from a Vermont non-profit called the Children's Literacy Foundation.
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School Board Resolves To Oppose Methadone Clinic
Thursday, 10/11/12
The South Burlington School Board has unanimously approved a resolution opposing the location of a methadone clinic near the city's schools.
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