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Science teacher Suzan Locke looks over a picture that first-grader Faith Brown had drawn on Sept. 26, 2014. Locke is a teacher at the White River School in White River Junction, Vt.
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

White River School Defies Odds With Above Average Test Scores

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

White River Junction — For Suzan Locke’s money, what she and her fellow science teachers in the Hartford School District learn about their students lesson by lesson, field trip by field trip, day by day, means more than the kids’ scores on standardized tests. Even when the latest scores show that Hartford’s elementary-school population, including those whose families live at …

Young Writers Project:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Young Writers Project last week launched a new digital literary magazine, The Voice, featuring the best writing, photography, audio and video from Vermont and New Hampshire students, Grades 3-12. The Voice is an interactive magazine published each month during the school year and available for viewing and sharing from YWP’s website, YoungWritersProject.org. It offers students a dynamic new way to publish their work …

All That Jazz

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Above: Musician John Clayton, of Los Angeles, uses a bass to explain the importance of feeling and sound during a workshop at Mascoma Valley High School in Canaan that Clayton and his brother Jeff Clayton hosted last week. Left: Jeff Clayton asks the students in the Mascoma Valley High School jazz band to …

Tunbridge Fifth-Grader Writes About His Confidence Showing Cattle

Tuesday, September 16, 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. YWP is supported by this newspaper and foundations, businesses and …

‘When Everything Is Possible’: Dartmouth Hosts Convocation for Class of 2018

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College welcomed its newest students, the Class of 2018, at its 245th convocation Monday afternoon with remarks from Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon, Provost Carol Dever and Student Assembly President Casey Dennis. Though the college this …

Crime Website Focuses on Safety

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hanover — As the U.S. Department of Education continues its investigation into Dartmouth College’s reporting of on-campus crime and compliance with the Clery Act, one of the students who originally brought the federal complaint says that the college still has room for improvement. The student, Guillermo Rojas, created …

Steven Sotloff Journalism Scholarship Planned at KUA

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Meriden — In the months before his death, as he was held captive by Islamic State fighters in the Middle East, American journalist Steven Sotloff had a letter smuggled out of captivity to his family in Florida. He …

Writing Prompts for Students

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences through this newspaper, YWP’s website, youngwritersproject.org, and new digital magazine, The Voice; and partner websites, vpr.net, vtdigger.org …

Claremont School Day Lengthened

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Claremont — The School Board voted 6-0 Wednesday night to add 20 minutes to the school day at Stevens High School to make up for 10 days lost to the ongoing renovation. While the longer day was the ideal choice for parents surveyed, it presents some logistical challenges …

Cardigan Mountain Teacher Goes to Camp

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Canaan — Cardigan Mountain School science department Chairman David Auerbach spent part of late July at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., mentoring middle school teachers of science and math who were undergoing NASA-astronaut-style exercises such as simulated flight of high-performance jets, practice scenarios for …

New School, New Challenge: Zimbabwean Student’s Journey Continues at Middlebury 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Innocent Mpoki begins classes today at Middlebury College, one of 660 students in the class of 2018, of which 73 are international students; Mpoki also falls into the 14 percent of students who are the first in their …

‘My Focus Is on Kids First’

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Plainfield — Remember The Little Engine That Could, the children’s book about the tank engine that, while facing a tough task, chanted to itself, “I think I can, I think I can” until, suddenly, it could? The message …

Unity School Nearly Ready

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Unity — After years of waiting, what’s a few more days? That was the sentiment in Unity this week after the School Board announced a delay to the beginning of the inaugural year in the town’s new K-8 …