Schools

Vermont Technical College Announces Layoffs

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Randolph — Faculty members at Vermont Technical College in Randolph learned Thursday that some of them, including tenured professors, may receive pink slips after Thanksgiving. At a regular monthly meeting with faculty on Nov. 20, VTC president Dan Smith announced potential layoffs in the 2015-2016 academic year in several programs: English, humanities, social science, rlectrical engineering, civil engineering, architectural engineering, landscape design and horticulture, math and science. “In certain programs …

Taking Up Pen and Paper to Say Thanks in a Season of Gratitude

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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, The Voice. YWP is supported by this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize …

Bomb Threat Cancels Classes in Windsor

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Windsor — Police have identified “a couple” of suspects as they work to determine who wrote an apparent bomb threat on a bathroom wall at Windsor High School, which prompted an evacuation of nearly 600 students Monday morning and the cancellation of the remainder of the school day. Police Chief Bill Sampson said …

Hartford Schools: No to Overdose Drug

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hartford — Citing a number of reasons, including the safety of school nurses, the Hartford School District has indicated that it will not ask school staff to stock emergency medication to respond to heroin overdoses anytime soon. Prompted largely by publicity about a recent spike in overdoses in …

Dartmouth and Ayotte Discuss Plans to Address Sex Assaults

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hanover — Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon held a panel discussion Friday on the lawmaker’s recently introduced bill on sexual assault reform and potential changes in Dartmouth’s handling of the issue, including the …

Hartford’s Pre-K Price Tag

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hartford — School district administrators are worried that a new state law supporting universal access to pre-kindergarten education could create a $150,000 budget headache. A top state educator cautioned that Hartford may be jumping the gun: It’s too …

Drop In, Tune Out, Turn On

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christophe is having a lousy week. The storybook character — written by the Marion Cross School’s French teacher, Allison Litten, and read and recorded by her fifth-grade class — wants to play golf, but every day he takes …

Angels Assist And Inspire Young Writers In Many Ways

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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, …

Dartmouth Probes Cheating Allegations

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hanover — A Dartmouth College professor has accused scores of students, many of them athletes, of cheating on in-class quizzes in his sports ethics course. Department of Religion Chairman Randall Balmer alleges that on Oct. 30, 43 students …

Dartmouth Mulls Switch in Fuels

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College is exploring an energy plan that would end the college’s heavy reliance on No. 6 fuel oil to heat and power much of its campus, possibly moving toward a deal with a Hanover developer working on a natural gas plant proposed for the Route …

Understanding Veterans: Canaan Elementary School Connects to Those Who Served 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Logan Evans, a fourth-grader at Canaan Elementary School, didn’t realize his aunt Jessica Soule had served in the military until she put a Navy sticker on her truck. Emma Bill, Evans’ classmate, knows that one of her uncles …

Tunbridge Students Imagine Their Dream Rooms

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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 …

West Lebanon School Eager To Open 1989 Time Capsule

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

West Lebanon — While nearing the age at which most people stop wishing for time to fly, Andrea Green Lessard can’t help squirming in anticipation of this coming Thursday’s opening of the time capsule into which she and her classmates at Mount Lebanon Elementary School deposited memorabilia in …