Schools

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 Dartmouth chapter, a move that triggered a college policy to sever ties with any fraternity that has its charter revoked by its …

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 science at the Community College of Vermont, the 2009 graduate of Windsor High School finds …

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

Stalwart Dartmouth College Union President Earl Sweet Dies

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hanover — Earl Sweet, a longtime union president who fought tenaciously for service employees at Dartmouth College, died Monday night of cancer. He was 70. The leader of the Service Employees International Union Local 560 for roughly three …

Revels North Offers Programs About Silk Road

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

At seven locations in and near the Upper Valley, Revels North is inviting Twin State kids ages 6 to 14 to weekly after-school workshops exploring the artistic and cultural traditions of China, Tibet, northern India and the Middle East. The “Revels Kids — Journey Along the Silk Road” …

Young Writers Project: Reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Tuesday, January 19, 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 …