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Valley Schools Weigh Merger

Sunday, October 4, 2015

South Royalton — The impulses to hang on to what’s old, and yet to reap the benefits of what’s new, are in competition as residents and school officials in the White River Valley discuss how best to respond to the upcoming merger of their supervisory unions under Act 46, Vermont’s school consolidation law. In the hopes of finding financial savings to counteract decreasing enrollment, as well as to better share …

Controversial Hire Won’t Serve as Dartmouth’s Native American Program Director

Friday, October 2, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College officials said Thursday that the school’s new Native American Program director has left that position in response to controversy over her representation of her ancestry and tribal affiliation. “Susan Taffe Reed will no longer serve as the director of the Native American Program,” college spokeswoman Diana Lawrence said in …

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,” Sadowski on Sunday, “I had a kid saying, ‘I didn’t know that carrots came from …

Saving New York’s Schools

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Buffalo, n.y. — The clock is ticking for leaders of New York’s most chronically underperforming public schools, who under a new state law must quickly begin to turn things around or lose control to an outsider — a …

Camp Invention

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Teacher Mike Duguay watches as Team Aqua navigates its cardboard-and-skateboard “car” through the obstacle course during Camp Invention, held last month at Hartford Memorial Middle School. Student Audrey Berman is in the box, while Gavin Brothers, left, David …

VTC to Offer Paramedic Program

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Randolph — More mobile than doctors and better-trained than many EMTs, paramedics are expected to be in high demand as the U.S. population ages. One Vermont state college is trying to fill the workforce training void. Vermont Technical College has implemented a new paramedical training program which will …

Dartmouth Contest Asks Whether a Software Program Can Write

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hanover — What breeds creativity? For Dan Rockmore, a Dartmouth College professor who is taking a stab at this question, a little physical pain doesn’t hurt. Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute at Dartmouth College, enjoys spinning classes, …

Cornish to Combine K, Pre-K

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cornish — The School Board during an emergency meeting Monday night voted to open half-day kindergarten to pre-K students to boost the program’s enrollment after two families with kindergarten-aged students left the district in recent days. The departures, including one family who switched the affiliation of their home …

Dartmouth Expert Cheers Release of Seuss Book

Thursday, July 23, 2015

For Donald Pease, a veteran English professor at Dartmouth College, this year’s discovery of a new book by Theodor Seuss Geisel, the 1925 Dartmouth alumnus better known as “Dr. Seuss,” is a welcome chance to make more of …

Dartmouth Wants Zoning Exception

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hanover — As part of its plan to create a residential house system similar to Harvard’s or Yale’s, Dartmouth College tonight is asking the town for a special zoning exception to build a single-family home next to the …

One-Third of Vt. Schools Ready for Pre-K

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Montpelier — A third of Vermont school districts are on track to launch universal pre-kindergarten programs in the next school year. Melissa Riegel-Garrett, pre-K coordinator for the state Agency of Education, told the Vermont Child Poverty Council on Tuesday that some school districts are poised to implement universal …

Dartmouth Sets Donation Record

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has announced a record year in donations from alumni and other sources, with a total of more than $49 million in gifts to the college annual fund. The annual funds of two professional schools have posted all-time highs as well, according to a college …

Lebanon High School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The following students met the requirements for inclusion on Lebanon High School’s honor roll for the third quarter of the last academic year: Grade 9 High Honors: Kainat Altaf, Edward Bieszczad, Samantha Brady, Clarisse Brown, Meredith Cocklin, Ethan Daly, Luc Gauvin, Tyson Goracke, Fiona Greenough, Rachel Grohbrugge, Cecilia …