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WISE to Open Dartmouth Office

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has reached an agreement with WISE, the Upper Valley nonprofit that provides crisis counseling and other services, to place an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence on campus. Beginning this summer, a crisis center will be staffed by a full-time WISE employee who will serve as a liaison between the nonprofit’s main office in Lebanon and the college community. Among many responsibilities, the …

Couple Gives $21M to Dartmouth

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has received a $21 million gift from an alumnus and his wife, adding to the couple’s endowment for international scholars engaged in entrepreneurship and public service in their homelands. Robert E. King, a Silicon Valley financier and a member of the class of 1957, and his wife, Dorothy J. …

Hartland Elementary School Reconsiders Nightly Homework

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In the homestretch to graduation from Hartland Elementary School, eighth-grader Anna Morse still shivers at the memory of hitting the after-school wall. “In fifth and sixth grade is when homework cut into my personal life the most,” the Hanover High School-bound Morse recalled recently. “I felt pressured most of the time and often …

Meeting Expectations: Longtime Educator Bob Scobie Produces Guidebooks Aimed at Improving Special Education Sessions

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bob Scobie has witnessed from all angles the challenges faced by special education students. After decades as a classroom teacher, education researcher, principal and learning specialist, as a parent of two sons with learning issues and as a …

Students Write About a Spooky Photograph and Where They Feel Most Safe

Tuesday, May 5, 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. …

Tucked Away in an Attic, Hidden Stories for Young Writers

Tuesday, April 28, 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, …

Dartmouth College Professor: Curb Grade Inflation

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanover — If the current trend in student assessment continues unchecked, the Dartmouth College class of 2064 will graduate with about 1,200 valedictorians. Though he cast it as an unlikely scenario, such was the picture biology professor Mark McPeek, who heads a committee on grade inflation, painted for …

Stevens High Taken Off Accreditation Probation

Friday, April 24, 2015

Claremont — Dave Putnam remembers the recent dark days for Stevens High School, literally and figuratively. In March 2010, voters defeated, by the narrowest of margins, a $23 million bond to renovate the aging high school and that spring, the state Legislature imposed a moratorium on school building …

School Notes: Donor Provides Chelsea Elementary With Windfall of Books

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Something in the way Chelsea Elementary School teacher Jessica Cosmo wrote her online request spoke across the miles and the years to Vermont native Susan Bugbee in her adopted Arizona. “We begin each day with our morning meeting,” …

Cornish School Board Votes Down All-Day Kindergarten

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cornish — The School Board Monday night voted against pursuing a full-day kindergarten program for next fall, contradicting townspeople’s 95-48 vote in favor of full-day kindergarten at the annual school district meeting in March. Monday’s 3-2 vote — with the recently elected Justin Ranney and Gregory Clark Jr. …

Kearsarge Board Names New Superintenent

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sutton, n.h. — The Kearsarge Regional School Board has selected its pick for superintendent. Out of two finalists, the board chose Winfried Feneberg, currently the superintendent in Windham, N.H., to replace outgoing Superintendent Jerry Frew. The other finalist was Bow High School Principal John House-Myers. School Board Chairman …

Helping to Save A Life

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alex Binzen, 16, of Strafford, right, walks back to the Sharon Academy with Ben Lazar, 15, of Sharon, who he retrieved from his shift drawing attention to a Red Cross Blood Drive at the school Friday, April 10, …

Dartmouth Frat Appeals Punishment

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College’s Alpha Delta Fraternity has announced it will appeal a recent decision by a college judicial committee to “derecognize” the student organization, which would effectively kick it off campus. College officials penalized the fraternity after determining it had harmed its members last fall when new …