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Croydon-Area Lawmakers Support School Choice Bill in Concord

Friday, February 12, 2016

Croydon — A bill before the New Hampshire Legislature would allow the Croydon School Board, which is battling state officials over school choice, to continue sending a handful of children to private school using tax revenue. The House bill would allow New Hampshire school boards to send students in towns without a public school for their grade to “a non-religious private school which has been approved by the Department of …

Dartmouth Receives Cystic Fibrosis Grant

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hanover — A grant secured by medical researchers at Dartmouth College will fund new treatments for cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system. Dartmouth College last month announced a $30 million gift allowing the formation of three new academic research groups, or clusters, rounding out a planned set of 10. One of those clusters, encompassing an existing …

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 …

Well Fails to Appease in Hanover

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hanover — Residents whose well is contaminated with chemicals from Dartmouth College’s former dump site at the Rennie Farm say they are dissatisfied with the school’s handling of the situation. This fall, an underground plume was found to have seeped from the Rennie Farm, a former burial ground …

Hood Museum Set to Expand

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hanover — Dartmouth College has unveiled plans and sketches for the upcoming $50 million renovation of the Hood Museum of Art, a project that administrators say will increase the museum’s capabilities and give it a greater presence on …

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 …