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Schools in Vermont open next Tuesday. Most are adopting hybrid operations, and schools and parents are in the final week of preparing for the new system. On Wednesday evening Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger hosted a forum on Reopening the Burlington School System to discuss the district’s readiness and take questions from residents.

Burlington School District Superintendent Tom Flanagan
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The new superintendent of the Burlington, Vermont School District laid out his “100 Day Entry Plan” this morning. It includes his initial plan for the district and pandemic reopening for this fall.

A Vermont middle school will join a number of schools across the state that are flying a Black Lives Matter flag.

Few residents attend meeting reviewing Burlington's Town Meeting Day ballot items
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The Burlington City Council held a sparsely attended public information session Wednesday evening to review the six questions that will appear on the city’s Town Meeting Day ballot next week.

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The Burlington School Board says it's reached a tentative contract agreement with teachers for the 2019-2020 school year.

Burlington Education Association (BEA) President Fran Brock announces contract ratification by teachers.
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A week after school came to an abrupt halt in Burlington, both sides ratified a tentative contract Wednesday formally ending a four-day teachers’ strike in Vermont’s largest city.

Burlington high school teachers on the picket line
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School is back in session today in Vermont’s largest city. The Burlington School Board and the union representing teachers reached a tentative contract agreement Tuesday night, ending a four-day strike that kept nearly 4,000 students out of schools across the district.

Burlington high school teachers on the picket line
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As a mediator calls the two sides together to try to resolve the Burlington, Vermont teachers’ strike, two Republican state lawmakers say they will introduce legislation to ban teachers’ strikes and imposed contracts.

Burlington high school teachers on the picket line
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As nearly 400 Burlington VT teachers walked the picket lines for the third day, two Republican lawmakers announced legislation Monday that would ban teachers from striking and school boards from imposing contracts.

Burlington teachers on strike
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Burlington, Vermont’s 400 public school teachers are back on the picket line today after contract negotiations fell apart and a strike began last Thursday.

Burlington teachers on strike
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The public school district in Vermont’s largest city cancelled classes and all activities Thursday as teachers began a Burlington School District-wide strike.

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Teachers in Burlington will not be going on strike on Wednesday after the union and school board have agreed to meet with a mediator.

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The Burlington School District says it's working on a plan to improve the racial climate among staff after the director and two other employees of the diversity office complained of discrimination.

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Teachers and staff members with the Burlington School district are poised for a third consecutive year of staff cuts.

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The Canadian man tapped to lead one of Vermont's largest school systems can't report to work yet because he hasn't secured a visa to work in the United States.

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The Burlington, Vermont School District has named a new superintendent.

Teachers in the Burlington School District have agreed to a three-year contract that provides annual raises averaging 4 percent.