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Kaylee Felix, 10, of Enfield, N.H., packs boxes with the makings of a Thanksgiving meal that will be distributed at Indian River School to needy families. Felix raised money, gathered food and organized the night to pack the boxes at the Enfield Fire Department Enfield, N.H., on Nov. 17, 2015. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Big Help From Small Hands: Enfield Student Takes Charge of Thanksgiving Donations

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fifth-grader Kaylee Felix put the giving into Thanksgiving at Indian River School this fall. Shortly after classes began at the middle school of the Mascoma Valley Regional School District, the 10-year-old graduate of Enfield Village School learned about the Helping Hands group that distributes food, clothes and personal-care supplies to families of students in need — and soon was lending …

Students Write About Confronting Ghosts in Their Daily Lives

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Hanlon Addresses Library Protest

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon, in a community-wide email Monday, condemned reports of aggressive tactics during a Black Lives Matter protest earlier this month, calling that behavior “antithetical” to the college’s values. As a crowd of students marched through Baker-Berry Library to protest social injustice on campus, demonstrators allegedly directed racially charged and confrontational language toward their colleagues who were studying …

Growth Experience

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

If he ever wonders whether to oversee the garden club at the Ottauquechee School in Quechee for another growing and harvest season, Paul Sadowski needs only to flash back to six years ago. “I remember that first year,” …

A Photograph That Speaks Volumes

Tuesday, September 29, 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 the websites youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and …

A Few Pointers for a Less Stressful, More Productive School Year

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Parents of students heading back to school might hope for a magic formula that will ensure their children’s success. While there is no magic involved, there is a formula, of sorts: several practical, doable steps you can take to help your student succeed in school and beyond. You …

Croydon School Board Ignores AG’s Private Tuition Deadline

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Croydon — School Board members on Monday defied the state’s deadline to stop paying private-school tuition with tax money, gearing up instead for what they say is a likely court battle. “I don’t think the state should be telling a local board where they should be finding the …

Dartmouth Outlines Fix for Geisel Deficit

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Hanover — The top leaders of Dartmouth College used a town hall meeting Monday to unveil a reorganization “framework” for the Geisel School of Medicine that they said would reduce — but not eliminate — an annual structural deficit ranging from $26 million to $28 million. An audience …

Campus Sex Assault Survey Resonates at Dartmouth

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hanover — Female undergraduates at Dartmouth College said they had been victims of sexual violence or misconduct at a higher rate than women at most other institutions in a recent study. A campus climate survey carried out in …

A Final Exam Can Guide Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Imagine this scenario: You are an eighth-grade student who has struggled in the past with math. Soon after Labor Day, you walk into your first algebra class, a course you anticipate will be the most difficult of the year, and sit in the back row. But before you …

Croydon Debates Tuition Policy

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Croydon — Members of the Croydon School Board on Monday faced pointed questions from residents concerned by the town’s ongoing conflict with state officials over school choice. The state Attorney General’s Office has given the board until next Monday to stop using tax money to pay for a …

Library to Get Major Update: Dartmouth’s Baker Bell Tower Renovations to Begin Next Summer

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College plans to undertake a roughly $4 million rehab of its most prominent architectural symbol, the Baker Library bell tower, beginning in July 2016. Its chimes have rung across campus since 1928, the year the …

Dartmouth Native American Program Director Under Fire

Friday, September 18, 2015

Hanover — Native American advocates are raising questions about the way Dartmouth College’s new director of the Native American Program has represented both her ancestry and tribal affiliation. The advocates say that Susan Taffe Reed, who began work …