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Merge With Dresden Still An Option

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hanover — In response to Vermont’s new school consolidation law, administrators and School Board members in Hanover and Norwich continue to consider the possibility of mergers with nearby districts and within the Dresden School District itself. A new opinion from Dresden’s attorney indicates that voters in the two towns could approve an intra-district consolidation as soon as March, provided both the Hanover and Norwich school boards choose to bring it …

New Tunbridge Principal Reaches Out to the Community

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

It seems strange that most school administrative contracts have a starting date of July 1. That’s nearly two months before students return to the classroom, two months before a school begins to fulfill its purpose. Scott Farnsworth, hired as principal of Tunbridge Central School in May, had read in an education magazine some …

Prompts Released For Young Writers

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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 web site, youngwritersproject.org, and digital magazine, The Voice; and other partners, including vpr.net and vtdigger.org. Young Writers Project has just launched a new website at youngwritersproject.org designed to …

VTC to Offer Paramedic Program

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Randolph — More mobile than doctors and better-trained than many EMTs, paramedics are expected to be in high demand as the U.S. population ages. One Vermont state college is trying to fill the workforce training void. Vermont Technical College has implemented a new paramedical training program which will …

Dartmouth Contest Asks Whether a Software Program Can Write

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hanover — What breeds creativity? For Dan Rockmore, a Dartmouth College professor who is taking a stab at this question, a little physical pain doesn’t hurt. Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute at Dartmouth College, enjoys spinning classes, …

Cornish to Combine K, Pre-K

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cornish — The School Board during an emergency meeting Monday night voted to open half-day kindergarten to pre-K students to boost the program’s enrollment after two families with kindergarten-aged students left the district in recent days. The departures, including one family who switched the affiliation of their home …

Dartmouth Expert Cheers Release of Seuss Book

Thursday, July 23, 2015

For Donald Pease, a veteran English professor at Dartmouth College, this year’s discovery of a new book by Theodor Seuss Geisel, the 1925 Dartmouth alumnus better known as “Dr. Seuss,” is a welcome chance to make more of …

Dartmouth Wants Zoning Exception

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hanover — As part of its plan to create a residential house system similar to Harvard’s or Yale’s, Dartmouth College tonight is asking the town for a special zoning exception to build a single-family home next to the …

One-Third of Vt. Schools Ready for Pre-K

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Montpelier — A third of Vermont school districts are on track to launch universal pre-kindergarten programs in the next school year. Melissa Riegel-Garrett, pre-K coordinator for the state Agency of Education, told the Vermont Child Poverty Council on Tuesday that some school districts are poised to implement universal …

Dartmouth Sets Donation Record

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has announced a record year in donations from alumni and other sources, with a total of more than $49 million in gifts to the college annual fund. The annual funds of two professional schools have posted all-time highs as well, according to a college …

Lebanon High School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The following students met the requirements for inclusion on Lebanon High School’s honor roll for the third quarter of the last academic year: Grade 9 High Honors: Kainat Altaf, Edward Bieszczad, Samantha Brady, Clarisse Brown, Meredith Cocklin, Ethan Daly, Luc Gauvin, Tyson Goracke, Fiona Greenough, Rachel Grohbrugge, Cecilia …

Claremont Schools May Lease House

Friday, July 17, 2015

Claremont — The School Board has voted to have the administration explore the possibility of leasing a vacant house across the street from Stevens High School for the purpose of educating some students who have been placed in out-of -district educational facilities at a considerable cost. The property …

Windsor Southeast Districts Consider New Arrangement

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Windsor — In an effort to make the best of a new state education law, the four school districts that make up the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union are exploring plans to form a new entity: the Mount Ascutney School District. As they gear up for a series of …