Education Secretary Holcombe quits. Who will follow?

Changing horses in midstream is risky business, but that’s what’s happening at the Vermont Agency of Education. For reasons that have not been disclosed, Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe abruptly resigned, giving just a one-week notice nine weeks before she was scheduled to issue orders for statewide school district consolidations. Her resignation has baffled school officials… Read More »

Op-Ed: Student-created bill supports suspended peers’ learning — Peter Trombley

Bill H.834, or “An act relating to school suspensions” is currently up for action in the Vermont House of Representatives. This piece of legislation would require schools to provide lesson plans to all students during their suspensions. During the 2011-2012 school year (the latest year I could find reliable data), Vermont public schools suspended or… Read More »

Possible to both support common-sense gun control, Second Amendment

by Mike Yantachka Pursuing common-sense gun regulations: Very few issues have generated as much emotion on both sides as the issue of gun regulation. After 10 hours of debate last Friday, the House amended Senate bill S.55 dealing with firearms regulations. S.55 passed the Senate with a provision related to the disposition of firearms that… Read More »

CVU students march in DC

Click here for further student march coverage. By Peter Trombley After weeks of planning and fundraising, 43 members of the CVU community – 38 students and five chaperones – boarded a bus to Washington, D.C. last Friday night. Our mission was to send a message to Congress and the president that we would no longer… Read More »

A call for change — Ben Wetzell

The vast number of semi-automatic guns are causing nightmares in school and public places. The debate runs on about how to solve the problem but it’s inevitable that guns are the issue. Sandy Hook and Parkland have been terrifying examples of mass shootings in our schools. All of these horrors have involved the use of… Read More »

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