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Music teacher Megan Prince organizes instruments she moved from Enfield, Village School to Canaan Elementary School, on Jan. 23, 2015. Prince alternates terms at the two elementary schools and moves all of her supplies back and forth. This term, she'll teach five to six music classes a day for Canaan's 300 students.(Valley News - Geoff Hansen)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Music to Fewer Ears: Testing Cuts Time for Performing Arts Education

Monday, January 26, 2015

Megan Prince saw her future — part of it, anyway — while playing the trumpet at her middle school in Albany, N.Y. “I had a band teacher who was so inspiring,” Prince, now the elementary-school music teacher for the Mascoma Valley Regional School District, recalled last week. “I knew that was what I wanted to do.” She just didn’t picture …

School Notes: Years of Lessons Bring Cellist New England Honors

Monday, January 26, 2015

For Neha Garg, something had to give two years ago: Competitive swimming or the cello lessons. This past December, the decision paid off, when the Hanover High School senior raced to first place among high school-age musicians trying out for the right to play cello for the All-New England Orchestra for high school-age …

Young Writers Project: Students Consider Fame and Proposal’s Gone Wrong

Monday, January 26, 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, The Voice. YWP is supported by this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize …

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 …

School of Swimmers

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Learning continues outside the classroom during school vacation. Lindsay Stender, 7, of South Royalton, left, and Ana Elizabeth Nielson, 7, of Hartford, practice swimming on their backs during holiday splash camp at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in …

Earning the Gift Of Graduation

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Haverhill — Just before Christmas, a group of inmates at the Grafton County Correctional Facility received a gift many thought they would never lay their hands on. Unwrapped, without ribbons, not redeemable for cash, their presents were small. …

Task Force: Improve Vt.’s Financial Literacy

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Burlington — A task force launched by Champlain College unveiled a 13-point plan earlier this month for boosting Vermonters’ understanding of personal finances. One year after the state received a D on a national report card on financial literacy in high schools, the 20-member Vermont Financial Literacy Task …