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Dartmouth President Vows to Clean Up Campus Social Scene

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon Wednesday night held an unusual “presidential summit” with student leaders, faculty and selected alumni in a bid to change a culture on campus he said is tarring the Ivy League school’s image and future. “We can no longer allow this college to be held back by the few who wrongly hide harmful behaviors behind the illusion of youthful exuberance,” Hanlon said in prepared remarks …

Liftoff in 3, 2, 1 ...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Siblings Scott, 6, left, Andrew, 2, and Callie Thomas, 7, labor to get their kites off the ground while playing in their backyard in White River Junction recently. “They’re still getting the hang of flying kites,” said their mother, Elizabeth, “They’ll be experts by the end of the summer.”Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Stevens High Has New Principal

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Claremont — The School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to hire the Hillsboro-Deering Middle School principal as the next Stevens High School principal. It is clear, however, Patricia Barry will have her hands full with challenges given the strong criticism the board and administration came under from parents, students and others during Wednesday night’s meeting where her hiring was announced. Barry will replace Frank …

Unity Residents Split on Bond to Finish School

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Unity — Mixed opinions at Tuesday night’s School Board meeting portends a divided house Saturday at the annual school meeting when residents will decide whether to approve a $2.75 million bond to finish the new K-8 elementary school. Some of the roughly 50 people at the board meeting …

At Some Schools, Mindfulness Spreads the Calm

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Los Angeles — Erica Eihl speaks in a voice that her kindergartners can hear only if they are as quiet as the church mice in children’s storybooks. And with a couple of squirrelly exceptions, they stay that quiet …

A Study in Contrasts from Young Writers

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages students to write, helps them improve and connects them with audiences through the Newspaper Series (and youngwritersproject.org) and the Schools Project (ywpschools.net). YWP is supported by this newspaper and …

Anticipating Changes in the SAT: Will It Be Better for Students?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

When the College Board announced changes to the SAT earlier this month, it was widely understood as an attempt to make the test more relevant to students who take it and more useful to admissions officers who weigh …

Getting Dramatic in Cornish

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

In the first photograph, Cornish Elementary students, from left, Kaitlyn Merrihew, Kylee Peck, Charlie Cloud, Chloe Thompson and Aby Panther rehearse a scene from Alice in Wonderland at the school last week. Around 40 students participated in the …

Royalton Honor Roll Announced

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

South Royalton School has announced the second-quarter honor roll. High Honors: Alexander Berk, Marguerite Dakin, Raven Hudson, Rebecca Paige, Callie Wuttke (grade 12); Larissa Stride (grade 11); Channing George, Mackinley George, Cora Honigford, Rhiannon Howe, Nils Rupprecht (grade 10); Emily Ballou, Michael Hemond, Chaniyah Lawrence, Maeve Naumann, Stephen …

Hartford Board Eyes Bond Revote

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hartford — The School Board did not make a decision Monday night on how to spend the roughly $1.5 million left under the joint recreation bond that voters approved during Town Meeting last year. And it might not have to. After a lengthy and occasionally intense debate between …

VTC Adds Two New Agriculture Programs

Monday, March 17, 2014

Randolph — Vermont Technical College has added two agriculture programs through its Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems. The Summer Diversified Agriculture Program and the Cold Climate Viticulture Series will be offered for the first time this spring and summer. “The Institute uses a cooperative learning model …

Dartmouth Taking Comment On Sexual Assault Policy

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Hanover — A new sexual assault policy at Dartmouth College would mandate expulsion if a student is found to have engaged in sexual penetration of any form by use of force, threat or purposeful incapacitation or if the act is motivated by bias. A proposed 12-page sexual assault …

School Notes: In Vermont, Senate to Discuss School Consolidation

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Regardless of the intent of the legislation the Vermont House Education Committee is working on to reshape the state’s school governance, a particular word has already attached itself to it: consolidation. Ever since the 1890s, when Vermont lawmakers instituted the current system of school governance, proposals to change …