And now we turn to our Sunday
Mike Martin was shocked to learn
that some staff members in the Montpelier School District will be
carrying guns to school. But this turns out to be Montpelier, Ohio. The
principal of Vermont’s Montpelier High School told him they’ll be taking
a different approach here, one that focuses on community and common
85 percent of ninth graders in Vermont complete high school. But less than half of the
state’s nineteen-year-olds are enrolled in college. The state is trying to improve that second statistic
by allowing high school students to take free courses for college credit.
Vermont Edition speaks with outgoing CEO of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, Don Vickers about the landscape of higher ed financing and the tension between the economic imperative of getting a degree, and the finding the money to pay for it:
Burlington-based organization that works to improve the quality of life in South Sudan is getting some help from students at the Vermont Commons School. The
students have teamed up with the Sudan Development Foundation to create a video
that they hope will generate interest on the Internet.
Vermont’s political leaders visited Burlington High
School Monday, highlighting a new initiative between Burlington and Winooski. The state’s two most diverse school
districts are working together to remodel and rethink their education systems,
and they’re getting a little help from civic leaders.