Schools

 l-Deb Stevens, SRVRTC agriscience teacher; right-Lynn Wharton, SRVRTC paraprofessional

Newport Teacher Tapped to Become ‘Ag Ambassador’

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Newport — An agriscience teacher from Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center in Newport recently took part in a professional development program at DuPont’s Chesapeake Farms,a 3,300 acre facility in Chestertown, Md. Deb Stevens was among about 50 agricultural science teachers who took part in the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy last summer. Participants were selected from more than 250 applicants. The application process was “rigorous,” and included writing a statement of her teaching philosophy and three lesson plans with associated classroom activities, Stevens said in a recent news release from the technical center. The weeklong academy was “life changing,” she said. Stevens and about …

Superintendent Out in Newport

Friday, January 23, 2015

Newport — The superintendent of SAU 43 for the past three years is out of a job, but officials aren’t offering a reason for his departure. Cindy Gallagher, the SAU’s director of alternative education programs, will serve as interim superintendent following the sudden and unexplained departure of Irwin Sussman. Meanwhile, the School Board on Thursday approved a $16.8 million budget proposal for the …

Longtime Tuck Professor Matthew J. Slaughter Named Business School’s 10th Dean

Friday, January 23, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has picked a popular faculty member, administrator and international trade economist to be the 10th dean of the Tuck School of Business, signaling the importance a global perspective likely will play in educating business and policy leaders at the school in the coming years. Matthew J. Slaughter, an economics …

Plainfield Board Seeks Staffing Cuts

Friday, January 23, 2015

Plainfield — School Board members insisted Thursday night that the current draft of the 2015-16 budget would improve students’ learning experiences, despite staffing reductions to music, counseling and special education. However, skepticism reigned among the standing-room-only crowd during a 3 1/2-hour budget hearing. Many residents questioned the proposal …

Dartmouth Disciplines Cheaters

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has finalized sanctions for 64 students accused of cheating in a sports, religion and ethics class this fall, handing down punishments ranging from probation to two-term suspension. Dartmouth spokeswoman Diana Lawrence confirmed this week that the appeals process had ended, and the students, some …

Claremont Board OKs School Spending Plan

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Claremont — In a 4-2 vote Wednesday night, the school board adopted a $31 million operating budget that is lower than this year’s, but carries a tax increase of 55 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation because non-tax revenues are down about $377,000. To achieve a board directive …

Dresden School Budgets Submitted

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hanover — Education-related property taxes are projected to increase 4.6 percent in Hanover and 3.3 percent in Norwich as a result of proposed school budgets for the 2015-16 school year. The tax increase is “pretty much in line with previous years,” John Aubin, SAU 70’s assistant superintendent for …

School Districts Set to Merge: Vt. Board of Education to Vote This Afternoon on White River Valley Plan

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

South Royalton — The State Board of Education is expected to vote today at the South Royalton School on a proposal to merge the current Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union with Orange Windsor Supervisory Union. The merger, which the …

Young Writers Describe Recurring Dreams, and Nightmares

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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 web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …

Project Search Meetings Set

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lebanon — A school-to-work program for people with cognitive and physical disabilities will hold three informational meetings this winter. Project Search provides employment and education opportunities to people with disabilities. The program is for students in their last year of high school eligibility. Those interested in applying to …

Claremont Tries to Keep School Budget Level

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Claremont — SAU 6 Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin recommended to the School Board Tuesday night a combination of cuts and additions, mostly in staff, to the proposed school budget to reach a net reduction of $486,000 and bring the proposal to $31.1 million, just $30,000 more than this year. …

Well-Traveled Educator Returns to Granite State to Lead Crossroads Academy in Lyme 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

One minute, he was embarking on another summer at a YMCA camp on Lake Winnepesaukee’s Alton Bay. The next minute, young Brad Weston was turning onto a long career path in education, a route that would take him …

Young Writers Project: Students Write About Pluto and Being Alone

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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 …