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After his speech,  Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon and his wife Gail Gentes  speak to student Frank Cunningham, a member of the steering committee that shaped the new initiatives Hanlon has put forward in a speech on Jan. 29, 2015 in Hanover, N.H.(Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Dartmouth’s Road to Reform: No Hard Alcohol Among New Policies

Friday, January 30, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon on Thursday announced a wide range of policy reforms intended to curb high-risk behavior and improve academics and residential life on campus, including a ban on hard alcohol and a mandatory four-year education program on sexual violence. The extensive list of new policies calls for a residential college system similar to those at …

Newport May See Revenue Shortfall

Friday, January 30, 2015

Newport — Finances could get worse for taxpayers after the Lempster School Board voted Thursday night to enter into a tuition agreement with the Fall Mountain Regional School District. That could mean 14 Lempster students would attend Fall Mountain next school year, potentially creating a $200,000 revenue shortfall in Newport. Lempster School Board Chairman Jim Grenier said Thursday night that the agreement has …

U.S. Adviser Gives Insight On Iran Talks

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hanover — A key member of the United States delegation on the Iran nuclear negotiations expressed tempered optimism Wednesday about a possible deal despite a tight current deadline for action and formidable obstacles in both Washington and Tehran. Jake Sullivan, former Director of Policy Planning in the U.S. State Department under Secretary of …

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 …

Vt. Gets High Marks in Early Education Progress Report

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Vermont has ranked fourth highest in the nation on a new comprehensive report card tracking progress states are making to provide early education. The report card comes each year from Education Week magazine. Vermont racked up 83 out of a possible 100 points, earning a “B.” The national …

Newport School Board Approves Budget

Friday, January 9, 2015

Newport — The School Board tentatively approved a $16.9 million budget on Thursday night after a wide-ranging discussion with the public on several issues, including possible withdrawal from SAU 43 district with Croydon. Pressed several times by Todd Fratzel, a Selectboard member, and resident Bert Spaulding, to state …

Dartmouth: 64 Students Cheated

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has charged 64 students, many of them varsity athletes, with honor code violations following allegations of widespread cheating in a sports ethics class. Department of Religion Chairman Randall Balmer, who in November accused some of his students of misrepresenting their class attendance, said that …

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

Tuesday, January 6, 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 …