Schools

VTC Recruiting Women

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

During the four years she studied electromechanical engineering at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Desiree Cerretani found a lot more sisterhood on the soccer field than in the classroom. “In my major, there were two other women in the class behind me,” Cerretani recalled in a telephone interview last week. “And there were maybe a couple in the class behind them.” All of which made it easy for Cerretani …

Young Writers Ask Their Readers to Look a Little More Closely

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with 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 Voice. YWP is supported by this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize the power …

Teach for America Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Thousands of Teach for America alumni flooded the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the organization, which is known for placing striving, idealistic and inexperienced teachers in some of the nation’s neediest schools. The District of Columbia conference featured hundreds of speakers, including some of the most prominent names in education reform such as acting U.S. …

How Should Teachers Build Their Mastery?

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Throughout the school year, educators continually watch their students adapt to evolving social environments and new sets of materials. Each day provides precious opportunities to ask not just about what students are learning but how they are being taught. One of our fundamental questions is, “What are the …

Young Writers Project: Writing Prompts for the Rest of the School Year

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit based in Burlington that engages students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences through this newspaper, youngwritersproject.org and a digital magazine, The Voice, and other partners, including …

Four Towns Mull Model For Merger

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Norwich — School officials from Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford are discussing a school district merger under Vermont’s new school consolidation law, an arrangement that could provide tax relief for residents and greater choice for students . The Three Rivers School District, as it’s currently dubbed, would operate …

Dartmouth Digs New Water Well

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College’s latest response to a chemical plume leaking from a former burial ground for laboratory animals includes the digging of a new water source for nearby residents whose well tested positive for a known carcinogen. In September, a private well serving the house at 9 …

School Notes: Mascoma Graduates Perform Benefit Concert for Music Programs

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

In their latest push to build up their bank of instruments for elementary-school musicians in the Mascoma Valley Regional School District, the Friends of Mascoma Foundation had Hannah Hoffman and Brooks Hubbard at “Hello, again.” “I was emailed about three months ago by Andrew Cushing, a fellow Mascoma …

Newport Proposes School Budget

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Newport — The School Board has settled on a $17.8 million proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and will present it at a public hearing next month. The budget represents about a 3 percent increase from this year’s. If voters approve it as presented — …

Essay Contest Considers Dress Codes, Free Speech

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Every year, several newspapers, the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and the New Hampshire Supreme Court sponsor an essay contest in honor of Constitution Day. For the contest, each newspaper reads submissions and chooses a pair of finalists, one from middle school, one from high school. This …

A Day of Dance in Piermont

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

After conducting a week-long series of workshops in northern New Hampshire last month, Boston-based Odissi dancer Mouli Pal returned to the Granite State to expose Piermont Village School students to the vibrant form of Indian dance she performs …

At Rivendell Academy, Assembly Addresses ‘After School’ App

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

After almost a month of alerting parents, consulting with students in small groups, reporting to police and state education authorities, and trading emails with the creators of the popular smartphone app After School, Rivendell Academy called in an …

Class Emulates Eminent Poet

Tuesday, December 15, 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 …