Tag Archives: House Education Committee

News Briefs
May 31, 2016

Vermont House asks Congress to let students file for bankruptcy

With national student loan debt tripling to more than $1 trillion over the past decade and Vermont’s graduates stuck with the highest debt-to-earnings ratio, state lawmakers are urging Congress to let students file for bankruptcy.

On Monday, May 2, members of the Vermont House gave…

Local News
March 23, 2016

Act 46 school choice implications leave confusion

By Michael Bielawski, Vermont Watchdog

Representatives and concerned citizens gathered at the State House on Thursday, March 17, to study the continued impact of Act 46 on school choice in Vermont.

The legislation was pitched last year largely on the notion that…

State News
February 24, 2016

Lawmakers discuss cost, number of special ed teachers in Vermont

By Michael Bielawski, Vermont Watchdog

Lawmakers seeking to control education costs in Vermont are discussing how many special education teachers is too many.

The House Education Committee on Feb. 11 invited Michael Giangreco, professor of education at the University of Vermont, to…

State News
April 8, 2015

Small and Rural Schools Caucus forms in House

By Amy Ash Nixon, VTDigger.org

As a bill that requires larger school systems works its way through the Legislature, a group of House lawmakers has formed a Small and Rural Schools Caucus to focus on issues that could affect their districts. The group…