Tag Archives: Education

State News
April 12, 2017

N.Y. will offer free public university education

First-in-the-nation program makes N.Y. state public universities tuition-free for residents making up to $125,000 per year; over 940,000 families qualify

New York will be the only state in the country to offer universal public college tuition coverage for working- and middle-class residents after the program…

Op - Ed
March 29, 2017

Education reform needed

By Will Patten

On Feb. 1 I attended a meeting of Vermont business leaders to discuss the importance of early childhood education. Governor Phil Scott came to address the group and received a spontaneous and enthusiastic standing ovation—not because he had cut business taxes or…

Letter
March 27, 2017

Windsor state senator challenged on education

Dear Editor, In his recent commentary in the Mountain Times, “Something to Write Home About,” Windsor County state senator Dick McCormack opines about “respecting the education fund.” He claims that he would never  raid the education fund for other purposes, due to his strong support for…

Letter
March 8, 2017

Windsor state senator challenged on education

Dear Editor,

In his recent commentary in The Mountain Times, “Something to Write Home About,” Windsor County state senator Dick McCormack opines about “respecting the education fund.” He claims that he would never  raid the education fund for other purposes, due to his strong support for…

Arts, Dining & Entertainment
January 25, 2017

Voice lessons now being offered in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH—Instructor Dan Laubach is a recent graduate of Cairn University’s music education program with a concentration in voice. He’s taught both men and women, ages 10-50. He recently moved to the area and is excited to help expand the community’s love and passion for music. He specializes…

News Briefs
May 27, 2016

Nominations sought for 14th annual educator award

 

Anyone may nominate; deadline is June 15

Do you know a Vermont teacher who has inspired you and who deserves statewide recognition? The Vermont Humanities Council seeks nominations for its Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award, which recognizes a Vermont educator in grades six…

Op - Ed
November 12, 2015

Help our students reach higher

By Rebecca Holcombe and Scott Giles

Fifty years ago, on Nov. 8, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Higher Education Act of 1965 into law. This historic act marked our first commitment to universal access to higher education, and represented one of the great achievements of…

Op - Ed
September 11, 2015

Protecting educational quality and providing property tax relief  

By Gov. Peter Shumlin

When Julia Dunn arrived at middle school, she learned something troubling about education in her community. Students from certain towns were well prepared in math, and students from some other towns were not. Some students had strong arts education in elementary…

Engaging Vermont kids in and out of the classroom
Opinion
September 9, 2015

Engaging Vermont kids in and out of the classroom

The end of summer and the beginning of another school year is an important milestone in the life of each child. For many Vermont kids, this summer was likely a time of rich experience and opportunity, with travel to a new place, quality time with…