Vermont Senate approves school privatization pause
MONTPELIER (AP) - The Vermont Senate has indicated support for a moratorium on allowing public schools to convert to private status.
The Senate on Friday rejected an amendment to remove the moratorium from a wide-ranging bill on education issues.
Also as part of debate on that bill, the Senate rejected an amendment to restore a tuition break for in-state residents enrolled in graduate school at the University of Vermont.
UVM has been looking to eliminate a requirement that it charge in-state students no more than out-of-state tuition, so it can lower tuition for on-line graduate courses without having to lower it for in-state students in traditional programs.
The Vermont Legislature is working to wrap up work for the year, but it remains unclear when they will be able to finish.
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