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SAU 6 Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin, left, Stevens High School Principal Pat Barry, middle, and Stevens High School Building Manager Richard Plourde tour the high school Tuesday, August 19, 2014 prior to its opening Thursday, August 27. Portions of the school are prepared to be moved into while others are in the final stages of demolition.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Stevens a Work in Progress: School Year Brings New Leader, Ongoing Renovations

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Claremont — Though she begins her first year next week as principal of Stevens High School in the midst of a major renovation, Patricia Barry will gladly accept the short-term disruption for the long term benefit to the students and the community. New windows that bring in more natural light, the complete rebuilding of most of the classrooms and other …

Lebanon College To Close; School Cancels Fall Classes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lebanon — Following years of economic turmoil, Lebanon College has canceled all of its classes for the upcoming fall semester in what is likely “the first step towards closing” the school, President Ron Biron said in an email Monday evening. “Without a substantive increase in enrollment across the board and particularly in the areas of our allied health programs and certificates, we feel …

Holcombe Defends Vt. Schools

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Virtually every public school in Vermont has been labeled as “low-performing” under the federal government’s No Child Left Behind Act, and the state’s secretary of education is outraged. But Rebecca Holcombe is not angry about the seemingly poor performance of her state’s schools. Rather, she takes umbrage at an evaluation process she thinks …

Hartford Track, Field Face the Ax

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hartford — For a new track and turf field to be constructed alongside the planned field house at Hartford High School, one of two things needs to happen by September: Either $1.5 million must be raised, in grants or donations, to offset the cost, or enough residents need …

Local and Regional News Briefs: Thursday, June 26

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dartmouth Names Interim Dean Hanover — Inge-Lise Ameer, a senior dean at Dartmouth College, will serve as interim head dean come August, a college press release announced Wednesday. She will replace Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson, who …

Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union Waits to Learn Fate

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Burlington — The State Board of Education voted 8-0 Tuesday to delay a decision on whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union until January but directed the Bethel-area school districts to work with the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union …

Mascoma Alters Bidding Policy

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Canaan — The Mascoma Valley Regional School Board voted 4-1 Tuesday night to approve a revised bidding policy that raises the amount that must be spent before officials are required to obtain three competitive bids. The board did not debate the change — which increased the threshold for …

Supervisory Union Still in Limbo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bethel — State education officials today are expected to again consider whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and move several of the Bethel-area towns into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. But the State Board of Education, which is to meet this morning in Burlington, may also vote …

Project VetCare Completes Buy of Hanover House

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hanover — Project VetCare, an organization dedicated to helping New Hampshire veterans, purchased a house on Lebanon Street on June 9. The house will be dedicated to housing undergraduate veterans at Dartmouth College. “It’s a phenomenal accomplishment for …

Picture This: Graduation 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Valley News chief photographer Jennifer Hauck and staff photographers James M. Patterson, Will Parson and Sarah Priestap covered the Upper Valley’s high school graduations with their usual eye for storytelling moments. Here are a few images that did …

‘The Rest Is Up to You’

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Randolph — Charles Dickens was in the air Friday night at Randolph Union High School’s 2014 graduation. The class of 2014 chose past, present and future as the theme of their graduation, and that theme permeated the ceremony …

Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon Shares His Vision, Discusses College’s Future

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

West Lebanon — Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon introduced his vision for what the school he leads could become over the next decade by citing a high-tech-industry marketing adage: “You need to sell the benefits, not the features.” …

School Notes: Cradle of Valedictorians: Cornish Students Top Their High School Classes

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cornish — On the eve of delivering her speech for Hartford High School’s graduation last week, valedictorian Emma Healy wasn’t surprised to learn that she was following in a long line of students who walked to the podium …