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Watched by her classmates and Instructor Gary Hutchins, Karen Roy of Lebanon, N.H., cuts metal during a class day dedicated to learning different types of cutting metal, and TIG welding in the Welding for Women Class at Hartford Area Career and Technical Center in White River Junction, Vt., on Jan. 12 2015. Valley News - Sarah Priestap <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

We Can Weld It! Class Helps Women Gain Metalwork Experience in Comfortable Setting

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hartford — Soul music pouring from the shop speakers competed with the clanging of a hammer on metal and the electric sizzle of welders on a recent evening at Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. Wearing masks or goggles, students in the career center’s first women-only welding class practiced various techniques or chipped away at their projects. Wielding a tungsten …

Charlestown Teacher Gets VFW Award

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Charlestown — John J. Cenney, of Charlestown, was recently named a local winner of the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of New Hampshire. Maj. Cenney is a social sciences teacher, department chairman and Senior Army JROTC instructor at Fall Mountain Regional High School in Langdon, N.H. His entry was selected from those submitted to …

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 …

Claremont Board OKs School Spending Plan

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Claremont — In a 4-2 vote Wednesday night, the school board adopted a $31 million operating budget that is lower than this year’s, but carries a tax increase of 55 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation because non-tax revenues are down about $377,000. To achieve a board directive …

Dresden School Budgets Submitted

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hanover — Education-related property taxes are projected to increase 4.6 percent in Hanover and 3.3 percent in Norwich as a result of proposed school budgets for the 2015-16 school year. The tax increase is “pretty much in line with previous years,” John Aubin, SAU 70’s assistant superintendent for …

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 …