EDUCATION

A cascade on the campus of Southern Vermont College. The school announced via press release Monday that it will close at the end of the 2019 spring semester.
Ric Cengeri / VPR File

The town manager of Bennington, Vermont, says the closure of Southern Vermont College in his town will be "terrible" for his community. 

Chia-Wen Huang, a Chinese teacher at the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley, Massachusetts.
Carol Lollis / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

Two traditional public school districts in western Massachusetts are alerting parents about an effort by a charter school to get student names for recruitment.

A spring peeper.
Peter Paplanus / Creative Commons / commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peter_Paplanus_-_Spring_Peeper_(Pseudacris_crucifer)_(44981664574).jpg

Among the thousands of bills Massachusetts legislators have put forward this year, one would designate a frog called the spring peeper as the state amphibian.

Education As A Way To Find Freedom In Prison

Jan 28, 2019

This is the first in a year-long monthly series of stories called Lessons Learned, exploring personal moments in education.

José Bou considers himself a lucky man. Today, he’s doing what he calls his life’s work at the Holyoke Public School system, bringing family and school leaders closer together and working to reduce chronic student absences.

“I feel like I’m where I’m supposed to be,” said Bou.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

In Boston this week, families and shelter providers from around Massachusetts will ask Governor Charlie Baker to put another $30 million for rental housing vouchers in his proposed budget.

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