Schools

WISE to Open Dartmouth Office

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has reached an agreement with WISE, the Upper Valley nonprofit that provides crisis counseling and other services, to place an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence on campus. Beginning this summer, a crisis center will be staffed by a full-time WISE employee who will serve as a liaison between the nonprofit’s main office in Lebanon and the college community. Among many responsibilities, the …

Couple Gives $21M to Dartmouth

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has received a $21 million gift from an alumnus and his wife, adding to the couple’s endowment for international scholars engaged in entrepreneurship and public service in their homelands. Robert E. King, a Silicon Valley financier and a member of the class of 1957, and his wife, Dorothy J. …

Hartland Elementary School Reconsiders Nightly Homework

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In the homestretch to graduation from Hartland Elementary School, eighth-grader Anna Morse still shivers at the memory of hitting the after-school wall. “In fifth and sixth grade is when homework cut into my personal life the most,” the Hanover High School-bound Morse recalled recently. “I felt pressured most of the time and often …

No Raises For Geisel Workers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hanover — Most non-union employees of Dartmouth College will receive a 1.5 percent pay increase for the upcoming school year but faculty and staff at the Geisel School of Medicine will have to settle instead for shots at one-time payments that would leave their base pay unchanged. “I …

School Notes: New Teacher Keeps Cornish Elementary Science Fair Going

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Leading up to the science fair for his 49 students in grades 5 to 8 at Cornish Elementary School last Wednesday , first-year teacher Paul Hammond issued a boast to his students: He would outscore everyone who tested …

Young Writers Project: My Own Private Vermont

Tuesday, April 14, 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, …

Committee: ‘Derecognize’ Dartmouth Frat for Branding

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hanover — A Dartmouth College judicial committee is calling for the “derecognition” of Alpha Delta Fraternity stemming from recent revelations that new members this fall received brands on their skin. Administrators found the fraternity responsible for causing physical …

Obama Campaign Poster Depiction on Hanover High Mural Up for Debate

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hanover — A spirited debate over the nature of political speech has broken out at Hanover High School, where two students are protesting the presence of a painted mural that depicts the “Hope” poster of Barack Obama from …

Invested in Students: Hanover Couple Funds Education in Africa

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hanover — Before awarding scholarships to needy students in the West African nation of The Gambia, Donald May likes to visit their families in and around the farming village of Salikenni. Three years ago this month, the retired …

Vermont Senate May Ease School Consolidation Requirement

Saturday, April 11, 2015

White River Junction — With the Vermont Senate this week taking up a major education reform bill, supporters touted its cost-saving potential while opponents said it could l eave uncertain the role of school boards and impose an unrealistic spending limit on school districts. The House-passed bill aims …

The Sweetest Class

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fifty middle school students from Tunbridge Central School spent the day at Mike and Amy Bogardus’ farm in Tunbridge last Friday, learning about making maple syrup. After helping to gather sap from the Bogarduses’ 1,200 to 1,300 taps …

Young Writers Project: Trading Places With a Rooster

Tuesday, April 7, 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 …

Lebanon High School 2nd Quarter Honors

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Grade 9 High Honors: Kainat Altaf, Jaret Armstrong, Edward Bieszczad, Samantha Brady, Clarisse Brown, Meredith Cocklin, Ethan Daly, Rachel Grohbrugge, Cecilia Hampton, Shelby Hanks, Samantha Jones, Fatima Khan, Quinn LeCain, Zoe Liebold, Audrey Lytle, Cameron Magari, Kathleen Merchant, Kimberly Merchant, Sophia Miller, Alexandru Munteanu, Amber Nicholson, Ryan Nicholson, …