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  • East Montpelier students practice 'authentic learning'

    East Montpelier students practice 'authentic learning'

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-05-21 01:12:18 GMT
    There has been an active debate in education circles in recent years about the value of early literacy programs and academics in the early grades, but Waldorf schools like Orchard Valley in East Montpelier are charting a decidedly different course.
    There has been an active debate in education circles in recent years about the value of early literacy programs and academics in the early grades, but Waldorf schools like Orchard Valley in East Montpelier are charting a decidedly different course.
  • St. Paul's students sound off on uniforms

    St. Paul's students sound off on uniforms

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-05-21 18:34:05 GMT
    Do your kids search for the latest styles when it's time to school shop? Students at schools, like St. Paul's in Barton, don't need to. They wear uniforms.
    Do your kids search for the latest styles when it's time to school shop? Students at schools, like St. Paul's in Barton, don't need to. They wear uniforms.
  • Using puppets to connect with kids

    Using puppets to connect with kids

    Sunday, May 18 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-05-19 03:29:45 GMT
    Many students face challenges everyday when it comes to issues like substance abuse.   Winooski Middle School is giving kids an outlet to talk about their concerns through puppetry.
    Many students face challenges everyday when it comes to issues like substance abuse.   Winooski Middle School is giving kids an outlet to talk about their concerns through puppetry.
  • Small environment maximizes learning

    Small environment maximizes learning

    Monday, May 19 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-05-19 16:20:28 GMT
    An alternative school in Burlington is giving students a more intimate setting for learning.
    An alternative school in Burlington is giving students a more intimate setting for learning.
  • Lake Placid students raise awareness about risky behavior

    Lake Placid students raise awareness about risky behavior

    Friday, May 16 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-05-17 00:32:18 GMT
    It's a way to keep kids away from drugs and make good choices that gets everyone involved. A group of Lake Placid teens get together with the community to raise awareness about risky behavior.
    It's a way to keep kids away from drugs and make good choices that gets everyone involved. A group of Lake Placid teens get together with the community to raise awareness about risky behavior.
  • Cabot kids rock the classroom

    Cabot kids rock the classroom

    Thursday, May 15 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-05-16 00:39:57 GMT
    The Cabot High School band operates at its own beat. The Limes take music learning on the road to help kids tune into learning.
    The Cabot High School band operates at its own beat. The Limes take music learning on the road to help kids tune into learning.
  • Bringing inner calm to Vermont classrooms

    Bringing inner calm to Vermont classrooms

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-05-15 00:20:52 GMT
    We all deal with stress differently, but what about kids? Do they have the tools to combat pent up pressure and anxiety? Jennifer Reading takes us to the Sustainability Academy in Burlington where they're introducing yoga into the classroom.
    We all deal with stress differently, but what about kids? Do they have the tools to combat pent up pressure and anxiety? Jennifer Reading takes us to the Sustainability Academy in Burlington where they're introducing yoga into the classroom.
  • How Vermont Catholic schools have changed

    How Vermont Catholic schools have changed

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-05-14 00:30:01 GMT
    The curriculum at Rice Memorial High School has evolved over the years, along with the makeup of the student body and teaching staff. Keith McGilvery takes a look at what's changed and what's stayed the same at this Catholic school.
    The curriculum at Rice Memorial High School has evolved over the years, along with the makeup of the student body and teaching staff. Keith McGilvery takes a look at what's changed and what's stayed the same at this Catholic school.
  • Quechee students help rebuild and learn from Tropical Storm Irene

    Quechee students help rebuild and learn from Tropical Storm Irene

    Monday, May 12 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-05-13 01:18:51 GMT
    A group of elementary school students from the Ottauquechee School in Quechee are helping the state recover from Tropical Storm Irene and learning from it as well.
    A group of elementary school students from the Ottauquechee School in Quechee are helping the state recover from Tropical Storm Irene and learning from it as well.
  • Reading Recovery program helps kids keep up

    Reading Recovery program helps kids keep up

    Sunday, May 11 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-05-11 19:02:12 GMT
    The reading recovery program is paying off for kids at Lyndon Town School.
    The reading recovery program is paying off for kids at Lyndon Town School.
  • National film crew focuses on Montpelier High School

    National film crew focuses on Montpelier High School

    Sunday, May 11 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-05-11 13:53:56 GMT
    George Lucas Foundation was at Montpelier High School as part of the "Schools that Work" series, which visits schools around the country to find out why they're successful.
    George Lucas Foundation was at Montpelier High School as part of the "Schools that Work" series, which visits schools around the country to find out why they're successful.

  • School lessons beyond the books

    School lessons beyond the books

    Friday, May 9 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-05-09 23:41:44 GMT
    School teaches students math, science and reading, but we also expect educators to help kids grow well beyond what they learn from assignments.
    School teaches students math, science and reading, but we also expect educators to help kids grow well beyond what they learn from assignments.
  • Vt. schools' new approach to help students learn the Common Core

    Vt. schools' new approach to help students learn the Common Core

    Thursday, May 8 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-05-09 00:19:57 GMT
    How much math do you remember from high school? And how much do you use it every day? The push is on in Vermont schools to help kids understand math early on and be able to use it later.
    How much math do you remember from high school? And how much do you use it every day? The push is on in Vermont schools to help kids understand math early on and be able to use it later.
  • Vt. school puts new spin on old research papers

    Vt. school puts new spin on old research papers

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-05-07 23:39:31 GMT
    It's lights, camera, action for one Chittenden County School, all in the name of history. The Vermont Commons School is bringing video into the classroom and making it a key part of the curriculum.
    It's lights, camera, action for one Chittenden County School, all in the name of history. The Vermont Commons School is bringing video into the classroom and making it a key part of the curriculum.
  • Elmore one-room schoolhouse the last of its kind in Vt.

    Elmore one-room schoolhouse the last of its kind in Vt.

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-05-06 23:56:17 GMT
    The 20 students who attend Elmore School learn math, reading and writing just like at any other school, but they do it in one room.
    The 20 students who attend Elmore School learn math, reading and writing just like at any other school, but they do it in one room.
  • Brattleboro school for the deaf and hard of hearing set to close

    Brattleboro school for the deaf and hard of hearing set to close

    Monday, May 5 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-05-05 23:43:22 GMT
    Since 1908 the Austine School has been working with students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Now that tradition is slated to come to an end but students and staff hope it's not for good.
    Since 1908 the Austine School has been working with students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Now that tradition is slated to come to an end but students and staff hope it's not for good.
  • Brattleboro Montessori school blazing new path

    Brattleboro Montessori school blazing new path

    Sunday, May 4 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-05-05 01:58:12 GMT
    The Hilltop Montessori School may look similar to a traditional public school on the outside, but inside  a different kind of learning is taking place. 
    The Hilltop Montessori School may look similar to a traditional public school on the outside, but inside  a different kind of learning is taking place. 
  • School within a school

    School within a school

    Saturday, May 3 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-05-04 00:53:02 GMT
    The new Adirondack technology learning center, located in Peru High School, is meant for students interested in engineering.
    The new Adirondack technology learning center, located in Peru High School, is meant for students interested in engineering.
  • Mad River Valley students give back globally

    Mad River Valley students give back globally

    Friday, May 2 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-05-02 23:51:00 GMT
    Schools in Vermont's Mad River Valley are incorporating philanthropy into their curricula.
    Schools in Vermont's Mad River Valley are incorporating philanthropy into their curricula.
  • Rice students volunteer to help kids with special needs

    Rice students volunteer to help kids with special needs

    Thursday, May 1 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-05-01 23:42:49 GMT
    Students at a South Burlington school are volunteering their time to help children who need a little extra attention.
    Students at a South Burlington school are volunteering their time to help children who need a little extra attention.
  • Vt. students find good use for food scraps

    Vt. students find good use for food scraps

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-04-30 23:41:20 GMT
    Don't toss it! Compost it! That's the message at the Orchard School in South Burlington. Orchard is well ahead of state mandates requiring composting at Vt. schools and says it's actually saving money by composting.
    Don't toss it! Compost it! That's the message at the Orchard School in South Burlington. Orchard is well ahead of state mandates requiring composting at Vt. schools and says it's actually saving money by composting.
  • Malletts Bay School adds new outdoor classroom

    Malletts Bay School adds new outdoor classroom

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-04-29 23:57:57 GMT
    The 21st century has brought technology to the classroom, and a lot of it, but in Colchester one school is adding a teaching tool not talked much about anymore, the outdoor classroom.
    The 21st century has brought technology to the classroom, and a lot of it, but in Colchester one school is adding a teaching tool not talked much about anymore, the outdoor classroom.
  • Whiting school threatened by proposed consolidation bill

    Whiting school threatened by proposed consolidation bill

    Monday, April 28 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-04-29 00:31:32 GMT
    Local property taxes are far lower in Whiting now, but not much else has changed at the Whiting Village School since 1997, when former Governor Howard Dean signed Act 60 into law.
    Local property taxes are far lower in Whiting now, but not much else has changed at the Whiting Village School since 1997, when former Governor Howard Dean signed Act 60 into law.
  • Sunday Science: Changing Science Standards

    Sunday Science: Changing Science Standards

    Sunday, April 27 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-04-27 13:36:31 GMT
    Science students are finding their subjects -- math, science, reading, and language arts -- aren't so separate anymore thanks to new standards.

    Science students are finding their subjects -- math, science, reading, and language arts -- aren't so separate anymore thanks to new standards.

  • Celebrating Girls on the Run in Rutland

    Celebrating Girls on the Run in Rutland

    Saturday, April 26 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-04-26 14:22:47 GMT
    A free, volunteer-based program is changing lives at Christ the King in Rutland.

    A free, volunteer-based program is changing lives at Christ the King in Rutland.

  • Rutland students work to cut energy consumption

    Rutland students work to cut energy consumption

    Friday, April 25 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-04-26 00:39:52 GMT
    High school students probably won't be paying their own energy bill for years, but Rutland High School teachers think learning how to save energy should start right away. How the kids are working to cut their energy consumption.
    High school students probably won't be paying their own energy bill for years, but Rutland High School teachers think learning how to save energy should start right away. How the kids are working to cut their energy consumption.
  • Does rewarding good behavior lead to better grades?

    Does rewarding good behavior lead to better grades?

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:30:03 GMT
    Bethel schools are being recognized on the state level for implementing a program that improves behavior and leads to better classroom performance. The goal is to reward kids for what they're doing right.
    Bethel schools are being recognized on the state level for implementing a program that improves behavior and leads to better classroom performance. The goal is to reward kids for what they're doing right.
  • Controversy over Common Core in Northern NY

    Controversy over Common Core in Northern NY

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:10:42 GMT
    Plattsburgh is one of the many schools district in New York where there are concerns over Common Core Standards. While politicians and education officials hash over what to do, students are being allowed to opt out of the tests.
    Plattsburgh is one of the many schools district in New York where there are concerns over Common Core Standards. While politicians and education officials hash over what to do, students are being allowed to opt out of the tests.
  • A revolution in rural Vermont classrooms

    A revolution in rural Vermont classrooms

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:28 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:28:22 GMT
    Many students in rural Vermont have farm chores on top of all their school work and extra-curricular activities. How the new standards-based learning system helps educators make sure those kids don't fall through the cracks.
    Many students in rural Vermont have farm chores on top of all their school work and extra-curricular activities. How the new standards-based learning system helps educators make sure those kids don't fall through the cracks.
  • Vt. moves toward proficiency-based learning

    Vt. moves toward proficiency-based learning

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:22:48 GMT
    New statewide rules mean Vermont students and their teachers are learning a new way of gauging performance called proficiency-based or standards-based learning. Kristin Kelly takes a look at the transition to proficiency-based learning at CVU.
    New statewide rules mean Vermont students and their teachers are learning a new way of gauging performance called proficiency-based or standards-based learning. Kristin Kelly takes a look at the transition to proficiency-based learning at CVU.
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