Schools

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 be provided naloxone, a drug marketed under …

Dartmouth and Ayotte Discuss Plans to Address Sex Assaults

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hanover — Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon held a panel discussion Friday on the lawmaker’s recently introduced bill on sexual assault reform and potential changes in Dartmouth’s handling of the issue, including the hiring of professional investigators and talks of a partnership with WISE, the Lebanon-based women’s crisis …

Hartford’s Pre-K Price Tag

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hartford — School district administrators are worried that a new state law supporting universal access to pre-kindergarten education could create a $150,000 budget headache. A top state educator cautioned that Hartford may be jumping the gun: It’s too early for districts to draw conclusions about the law’s impact on budgets and tax rates, …

School Notes: Hartford’s Dothan Brook School Wins Award for Positive Behavior Program

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

White River Junction — At Hartford’s Dothan Brook Elementary School, students, teachers, staff and parents are promoting climate change as a positive thing. How positive? Last week, the Vermont Agency of Education named the kindergarten-to-grade-5 institution as an “Examplar School” for the third year in a row, for …

Fall Writing: Students Consider Leaves and the Woods

Tuesday, October 14, 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. …

Letting Go of Legos

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

While visiting from Moorhead, Minn., Jim Forde reads to his grandson Otis Dreyer, of Quechee, at the Quechee Public Library on Friday. They were at the library for the weekly Lego club, but Dreyer’s attention turned to Halloween …

Hunger, Mountain

Sunday, October 12, 2014

As small groups reached the 1,950-foot summit of Kibling Hill in Strafford, a tunnel-like line of Newton School students, staff and parents had their hands extended to high-five and cheer on those who made it. The 20-minute stroll …

Orange East Boards, Teachers Deadlocked Over Health Care

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Teachers at two of the six schools in the Orange East Supervisory Union are at risk of starting the new year without health insurance after a five-hour mediation session this week failed to bring about a new collective bargaining agreement. Central to the impasse is …

Hartford Schools Hit With Costs

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hartford — Preliminary budget figures for the Hartford School District show a rough estimate of more than one million dollars in added costs coming for fiscal year 2016, district officials said before a Wednesday night meeting of the board. Some of those figures are just placeholders and are …

Vermont Leaders Seek to Improve Schools Through ‘Partnership’

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

With rising property taxes and student enrollment in Vermont down by 30,000 in the last two decades, schools across the state must adapt and innovate, or eventually close, said Gov. Peter Shumlin and Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe …

Young Writer Considers A Book’s Life

Tuesday, October 7, 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. …

School Boards Mull Talks on Consolidation

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Woodstock — During a public discussion Monday night about a major restructuring of the Windsor Central Supervisory Union, many residents said they needed more details before they could back a consolidation proposal. About 30 people showed up at Woodstock Elementary School to talk with members of the Joint …

Undocumented at Dartmouth College: New Student Group Offers Support for Immigrants

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hanover — Even in privileged circumstances — say, while studying at Dartmouth College — life as an undocumented immigrant can be frightening and uncertain. For Oscar Cornejo, a sophomore from Illinois, it began at age 5, when his …