Vermont

Legislators in Vermont look to rein in diesel exhaust from school buses.
May 2, 2007 – Education Week
Gov. James H. Douglas launched his third two-year term with an inaugural address last week picturing the Vermont of the near future as a center for environmental engineering. High schools specializing in math, science, and technology would dot the landscape, the Republican governor said.
January 10, 2007 – Education Week
Legislators in Vermont shoved two contentious education issues to the back burner in a session dominated by concern over rising health-care costs. The lawmakers also tweaked the state’s school finance law, as they have done almost every year since it was passed in 1997.
September 13, 2006 – Education Week
One teacher was killed and another wounded yesterday while they were preparing for the Aug. 30 first day of school at Essex Elementary School in Essex Junction, Vt.
August 25, 2006 – Education Week (Web)
Worried about the possible shrinkage of their educated workforces in coming decades, the New England states have joined together on a new initiative aimed at preparing more students to tackle college.
May 3, 2006 – Education Week
It’s now clear that schools in Vermont have leeway in deciding where to set their thermostats, after some confusion over state policy on just how hot, or cold, a classroom should be.
February 15, 2006 – Education Week
In a State of the State Address that decried Vermont’s high cost of living, Gov. James H. Douglas highlighted the rise in education property taxes and outlined a property-tax-relief plan.
January 18, 2006 – Education Week
As students in New Hampshire sit down this month to take new state mathematics and reading tests, they won’t be alone. Their fellow students in Rhode Island and Vermont will be taking the same exams along with them.
October 19, 2005 – Education Week
A lawsuit challenging Vermont’s school aid system has won a reprieve. The suit, filed by a group of students and taxpayers in three southern Vermont towns before lawmakers overhauled the state’s school finance system in 2003, was dismissed by a state court last month.
October 12, 2005 – Education Week
After an acrimonious adjournment in early June, Gov. Jim Douglas called the Vermont legislature back into session to pass an amended version of the fiscal 2006 budget, which lawmakers did on June 21. Little of the disagreement, however, focused on K-12 spending.
August 10, 2005 – Education Week

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