Tag Archives: Teachers

May 18, 2017

Statewide teachers’ health plan a rare opportunity

Dear Editor,

The time to act is now. The Legislature faces a rare opportunity to make Vermont more affordable for all.

The Affordable Care Act requires renegotiations of all teacher health insurance plans before Jan. 1, 2018. This provision allows the state to save money…

Rutland teachers criticize response to injuries from students
Local News
December 14, 2016

Rutland teachers criticize response to injuries from students

By Adam Federman, VTDigger.org

RUTLAND — The Rutland teachers’ union says school administrators retaliated against employees and discouraged union activity after failing to adequately address numerous incidents of “student-on-staff violence.” A complaint filed Wednesday, Dec. 7, with the state’s Labor Relations Board alleges that Rutland…

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…

Op - Ed
August 28, 2015

Where every student has a voice

By Rebecca Haslam

Editor’s note: This commentary is by Rebecca Haslam, who is the 2015 Vermont State Teacher of the Year. It is republished here with permissions from VTDigger which published the commentary on Aug. 18. Haslam teaches first grade and serves as the K-5…