Schools

VTC Recruiting Women

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

During the four years she studied electromechanical engineering at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Desiree Cerretani found a lot more sisterhood on the soccer field than in the classroom. “In my major, there were two other women in the class behind me,” Cerretani recalled in a telephone interview last week. “And there were maybe a couple in the class behind them.” All of which made it easy for Cerretani …

Young Writers Ask Their Readers to Look a Little More Closely

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The Voice. YWP is supported by this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize the power …

Teach for America Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Thousands of Teach for America alumni flooded the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the organization, which is known for placing striving, idealistic and inexperienced teachers in some of the nation’s neediest schools. The District of Columbia conference featured hundreds of speakers, including some of the most prominent names in education reform such as acting U.S. …

Dartmouth Boots Another Fraternity

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hanover — Based on fresh findings of misconduct, Dartmouth College will derecognize the fraternity that was the subject of a high-profile Rolling Stone article on hazing in 2012. Complaints of alcohol-related hazing this fall at Sigma Alpha Epsilon spurred the national SAE office this week to suspend the …

School Notes: Windsor Student’s Unconventional Path Inspires Others

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

After taking a couple of U-turns in his career path, Hunter Knox now aims to spend his working life in the woods and on the waterways of his native Vermont. And while pursuing an associate’s degree in environmental …

Young Writers Project: What’s Behind a Pair of Brown Eyes?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The …

Newport Superintendent: Increase School Budget

Friday, January 29, 2016

Newport — When the Newport School Board holds its deliberative session on Tuesday, Superintendent Cindy Gallagher will propose adding $318,000 to the proposed $17.2 million budget. The superintendent made her announcement at a public hearing Thursday night. Gallagher said the money will allow the school district a one-year …

Leaving Behind ‘No Child’

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

By the time Amanda Isabelle moved into the principal’s office at Canaan Elementary School last summer, teachers and parents were buzzing over the award that the U.S. Department of Education had conferred on the school for how much better its students were scoring on standardized tests, especially in …

Young Writers Show Versatility, Writing About Flowers and Sports

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The …

Staying in School and Joining the Circus

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Upper Valley has a tradition of circus education. Marion Cross School in Norwich has had informal circus programs for over three decades. Above: Marion Cross School sixth-grader Miki Hertog-Raz juggles with program leaders Jon Molesworth, center, of …

Dartmouth to Host Nepal Aid Summit

Monday, January 25, 2016

Hanover — Dartmouth College will host a summit next month on the rebuilding of Nepal after a devastating earthquake last year that killed and displaced thousands. From Feb. 18 to 20, scholars, aid providers, doctors and photographers will …

Newport to Hold Hearing on Budget Mishap

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Newport — School officials will hold a public hearing on Thursday to further explain how a miscalculation of the tax rate forced the School Board to lower its proposed budget to the default $17.2 million level. They also plan to outline from where some of the reductions will …

Norwich to End District Merger Talks

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Norwich — School officials in Norwich are likely to withdraw from talks of a merger with the Strafford, Sharon and Thetford educational districts under Act 46, the Vermont school consolidation law. Norwich School Board Chairman Neil Odell made the announcement during Thursday night’s board meeting, saying state officials …