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 …

Windsor Issues First Quarter Honor Roll

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

7th Grade High Honors: Owen Abrahamsen, Natalie Achilles, Blake Archambault, Kaeli Bennett, Maurice Day, Ashley Grela, Jack Morin, Evelyn Page, Adriahna Prior, Glenna Ricard, Alyssa Slocum, Michelle Townsend, Hannah Wood 8th Grade High Honors: Sarah Bacon, Angelina Bigwood, Maxwell Clifford, Morgan Coffran, Hayley Fortin, Andrew Kelly-Jacobs, Austyn Larson, …

Dresden Budgets Proposed

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hanover — Education-related property taxes are projected to rise at least 1 percent in Hanover and 2.3 percent in Norwich under proposed budgets for the 2016-17 school year. If voters approve the budgets in March, along with separate articles for union contracts, Hanover residents next year would pay …

Agricultural History Talk Kicks Off Osher Series

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — Springfield Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s spring series will open with a program about the history of farming in the Twin States. Agriculture in the Connecticut River Valley: Its Ups and Downs Through the Centuries is set for Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Nolin …

Hanover Student Makes Ice Cream for the Haven

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Among the many offers that Lori Lounsbury receives from area students and schools to help stock the shelves of the food pantry at the Upper Valley Haven, Wesley Stocken’s stood out one day last spring. “He and his …

Winter Is the Season for Jack Frost and New Year’s Resolutions

Tuesday, January 12, 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 …

Well Fails to Appease in Hanover

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hanover — Residents whose well is contaminated with chemicals from Dartmouth College’s former dump site at the Rennie Farm say they are dissatisfied with the school’s handling of the situation. This fall, an underground plume was found to have seeped from the Rennie Farm, a former burial ground …

Hood Museum Set to Expand

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hanover — Dartmouth College has unveiled plans and sketches for the upcoming $50 million renovation of the Hood Museum of Art, a project that administrators say will increase the museum’s capabilities and give it a greater presence on …

How Should Teachers Build Their Mastery?

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Throughout the school year, educators continually watch their students adapt to evolving social environments and new sets of materials. Each day provides precious opportunities to ask not just about what students are learning but how they are being taught. One of our fundamental questions is, “What are the …

Young Writers Project: Writing Prompts for the Rest of the School Year

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit based in Burlington that engages students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences through this newspaper, youngwritersproject.org and a digital magazine, The Voice, and other partners, including …

Four Towns Mull Model For Merger

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Norwich — School officials from Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford are discussing a school district merger under Vermont’s new school consolidation law, an arrangement that could provide tax relief for residents and greater choice for students . The Three Rivers School District, as it’s currently dubbed, would operate …