Tag Archives: schools

Local News
July 26, 2017

Rochester School faces narrowing options, deadline approaching

By Evan Johnson

ROCHESTER—The 17 high school students at Rochester School will be able to attend the high school of their choice next year, significantly changing the composition of secondary education in the town.

The latest development in Rochester’s search to provide quality education for…

VSO musicians to perform in area schools

VSO musicians to perform in area schools

Thursday, May 18—RUTLAND COUNTY—The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s Fiddlesticks string trio will present performances at three Rutland County schools on May 18: 9 a.m. at Poultney Elementary School; 10:30 a.m. at Wells Village School; and 1:30 p.m. at Mettawee Community School.

Members of Fiddlesticks are: David…

April 12, 2017

Local rules for local schools

Dear editor,

Earl Butz was Richard Nixon’s Secretary of Agriculture and was famous for telling farmers to “get big or get out.” He was responsible for rolling back many New Deal era policies that insulated farmers from the vagaries of the market and nature’s sometimes…

Op - Ed
April 5, 2017

Time to examine equity in public schools

By Rob Roper

Equity and access to educational resources has been a hot topic surrounding the rules (or changes thereto) governing independent schools that accept tax dollars through Vermont’s tuitioning system. Some argue that if a school takes state money it should accept any and…

Local News
August 18, 2016

Act 46 by the numbers: Merger votes are in

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger.org An overwhelming majority of towns that have voted so far have chosen to unite with neighboring towns to create larger governance structures for their schools. Districts around the state are studying whether to merge with neighboring districts as part of a…

Educators say small schools have a place
Local News
April 1, 2015

Educators say small schools have a place

By Lee J. Kahrs, Brandon Reporter

As the Vermont Senate Education Committee continues its work on an education funding reform bill, small schools are once again under scrutiny as lawmakers consider the proposition that school and district consolidation equals cost savings.

Now, a new report…