Tag Archives: Rebecca Holcombe

Local News
October 25, 2017

Holcombe: Districts must cut teaching, support staff

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

It’s budgeting season for school boards and keeping education costs down is a priority for the Scott administration. The state’s student population continues to shrink, schooling costs are still going up and most Vermonters haven’t had wage increases in years….

Op - Ed
June 7, 2016

Taking a cue from students

By Rebecca Holcombe

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, confirmed that transgender students should be able to use the bathroom that is consistent with their gender identity.

This is the right decision. I think of a family friend, who spends…

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…

Senate panel to approve education governance bill
Local News
April 22, 2015

Senate panel to approve education governance bill

The Great Divide

Enrollment, Staffing and Spending Trends, 2001-2014

Data: Vermont Agency of Education. Chart by Diane Zeigler / VTDigger.org

By Amy Ash Nixon, VTDigger.org

The Senate Education Committee was expected to…