Op-Ed — College education: Expensive but empowering

By Chandlee Crawford “Education is not the means of showing people how to get what they want. Education is an exercise by means of which enough men, it is hoped, will learn to want what is worth having.” – President Ronald Reagan. We’ve known for a long time that the cost of a college tuition… Read More »

State seeks entrepreneurs to innovate to improve water quality

State seeks entrepreneurs to innovate to improve water quality

Editor’s note: This piece is written by Anson Tebbetts, Vermont’s secretary of Agriculture, Food & Markets, along with Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore and Secretary Mike Schirling of the Department of Commerce and Community Development. From Vermont’s inception, freedom and unity have spurred innovation. John Deere invented the tractor. Ben and Jerry created world-class ice… Read More »

Conferences demonstrate personalized learning process in action

Last month we shared with you the core elements of Vermont’s Act 77: Personalization, Proficiency Based Learning, and Flexible Pathways. This month’s letter will highlight a great example of personalized learning for grades 9-11 at Champlain Valley Union High School. March 23 was Personalized Learning Process Conference Day at CVU. It was a worthwhile event… Read More »

Fact-based dialogue needed in ongoing gun debate — Robert Rich South Burlington

Champlain Valley Union High School student Ethan Duncan’s recent contributions to the Shelburne News are commendable. It is heartening to hear from young people who present cogent, reasoned arguments based on critical thought and factual evidence. In formulating his position, Mr. Duncan demonstrated the capacity to reject the hysterical and fearful misinformation so often presented in… Read More »

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