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Path to Vermont’s Door by Emerson Lynn

St. Albans, VT — Some call the process glorified babysitting. And expensive. Some say it is the only means by which the state can break the cycle of poverty that traps low income students in a closed loop, low-wage environment. The issue is universal pre-K education that beginning next year will be required in Vermont’s schools.   So begins an [...]

July 24th, 2015|In the News, Newsroom|

Permanent Fund selects Alyson Richards as new CEO

Middlebury, VT—The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children today announced the selection of Alyson Richards as the fund’s new Chief Executive Officer. Currently Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Peter Shumlin, Richards will assume her duties at the Permanent Fund September 1. Her last day in the Governor’s Office is July 24. Alyson Richards, CEO Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children [...]

July 21st, 2015|Newsroom, Our News|

Way to Pre-K: Reimagining early childhood education

Kids Vermont - Rick Davis, cofounder of the Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children, can talk a blue streak about early-childhood development. But there's one word, in all of his proselytizing, that you likely won't hear: daycare. "Most people think of daycare as the place where you drop the kids off on the way to work in the care of a [...]

March 1st, 2014|In the News, Newsroom|