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Taking Up Pen and Paper to Say Thanks in a Season of Gratitude

Tuesday, November 25, 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 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 the power and value of writing. If …

Bomb Threat Cancels Classes in Windsor

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Windsor — Police have identified “a couple” of suspects as they work to determine who wrote an apparent bomb threat on a bathroom wall at Windsor High School, which prompted an evacuation of nearly 600 students Monday morning and the cancellation of the remainder of the school day. Police Chief Bill Sampson said …

Hartford Schools: No to Overdose Drug

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hartford — Citing a number of reasons, including the safety of school nurses, the Hartford School District has indicated that it will not ask school staff to stock emergency medication to respond to heroin overdoses anytime soon. Prompted largely by publicity about a recent spike in overdoses in the region, School Board member Paul Keane suggested at a recent meeting that school nurses …

Bethel School Board Supports Merger

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bethel — The Bethel School Board voted unanimously this week to support a consolidation plan that would dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and merge its member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. If state officials approve the …

Teaching Uno, Dos, Tres Earlier

Friday, November 7, 2014

Norwich — French teacher Allison Litten greeted a group of Marion Cross School third graders with “Bonjour!” one afternoon in October. Litten invited the group of 16, seated at four round tables, to identify a variety of Halloween …

In Search of Future Students

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

South Royalton — As of last Friday morning, South Royalton School Principal Dean Stearns could tell you for sure that 44 Royalton children ages 3 and 4 were receiving 10 hours a week of pre-kindergarten or kindergarten education, …

Young Writers Consider Photos and Falling Leaves

Tuesday, November 4, 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 web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and …

Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond Visits Dartmouth

Friday, October 31, 2014

Hanover — In the eyes of Julian Bond, icon of the American civil rights movement, our education on social justice in the 1960s shouldn’t consist of only four words — “I have a dream” — and two people, …

Hartford Debates Track Proposal

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hartford — Less than a week before a proposed $3.5 million bond for athletic field improvements at Hartford High School goes to voters, the issue was hotly debated during a public hearing held at the school Wednesday night. Of about 40 attendees, about a dozen members of the …

A Path for Every Student

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hanover — Kelsey Smith already was serving in student government at Hanover High School. Playing the saxophone. Distance-running for the girls cross-country and track-and-field teams. Agonizing over which Advanced Placement courses to take, and from which teachers to …

Young Writers Meet Aliens In Vermont

Tuesday, October 28, 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. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The …

Young Writers Address Feminism and a Haunting Scenario

Tuesday, October 21, 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 web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …

‘The Dartmouth’: No More Greek

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hanover — No news, no photos, just the words “Abolish the Greek system,” emblazoned in bold letters across the top of student newspaper The Dartmouth , greeted Dartmouth College alumni returning to campus for Homecoming w eekend. The singular headline introduced an editorial from the paper’s senior staff …