Tag Archives: Tiffany Danitz Pache

State News
February 14, 2018

Special education students could be better served for less, studies say

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

Vermont students needing special education could be better served for less money, according to two studies commissioned by the Legislature.

Lawmakers will use the studies to craft new approaches to delivering and funding special education services.

The studies were conducted by…

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….

Castleton University president named
Local News
October 4, 2017

Castleton University president named

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

The board of trustees of the Vermont State College system unanimously appointed Karen Scolforo to be president of Castleton University, Thursday afternoon at its annual retreat.

In December, Scolforo will take over for retiring President Dave Wolk.

VSCS Chancellor Jeb Spaulding backed the…

Local News
March 15, 2017

Most merger votes yield consolidated districts

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

Out of the 10 school district mergers put to voters on Town Meeting Day, three were completely successful, including a large all-school choice district in the Northeast Kingdom, while four unification votes failed. Three others will create modified unified unions,…

State News
December 14, 2016

Study recommends state move toward universal early child care

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

Vermont spends about $130 million on early education and pre-K each year, but it’s not enough, according to a Blue Ribbon Commission tasked with studying how to create and pay for quality care and schooling for children from birth to…

Student test scores show strength overall, but gaps persist
Local News
September 7, 2016

Student test scores show strength overall, but gaps persist

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger Vermont students’ statewide scores were competitive with those of their peers elsewhere on the computerized Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium test, according to the most recent results, released Tuesday, Aug. 30. However, gaps among some ethnic groups and students of different…

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…