Schools

Vermont Technical College Announces Layoffs

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Randolph — Faculty members at Vermont Technical College in Randolph learned Thursday that some of them, including tenured professors, may receive pink slips after Thanksgiving. At a regular monthly meeting with faculty on Nov. 20, VTC president Dan Smith announced potential layoffs in the 2015-2016 academic year in several programs: English, humanities, social science, rlectrical engineering, civil engineering, architectural engineering, landscape design and horticulture, math and science. “In certain programs …

Taking Up Pen and Paper to Say Thanks in a Season of Gratitude

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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, The Voice. YWP is supported by this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize …

Bomb Threat Cancels Classes in Windsor

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Windsor — Police have identified “a couple” of suspects as they work to determine who wrote an apparent bomb threat on a bathroom wall at Windsor High School, which prompted an evacuation of nearly 600 students Monday morning and the cancellation of the remainder of the school day. Police Chief Bill Sampson said …

Young Writer Considers A Book’s Life

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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. …

School Boards Mull Talks on Consolidation

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Woodstock — During a public discussion Monday night about a major restructuring of the Windsor Central Supervisory Union, many residents said they needed more details before they could back a consolidation proposal. About 30 people showed up at Woodstock Elementary School to talk with members of the Joint …

Undocumented at Dartmouth College: New Student Group Offers Support for Immigrants

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hanover — Even in privileged circumstances — say, while studying at Dartmouth College — life as an undocumented immigrant can be frightening and uncertain. For Oscar Cornejo, a sophomore from Illinois, it began at age 5, when his …

Efforts to Reform Immigration Policy Have Faltered

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Immigration has been a hotly contested issue in recent years, touched off in 2006 by a proposal from then-President George W. Bush to grant undocumented immigrants “guest-worker” status. Subsequently, Bush was a proponent both of stronger policing of the border and of a path to citizenship for unauthorized …

Dispelling STEM Stereotypes

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Claremont — The small wooden bridge, spray painted a pale orange, sat suspended between two sets of cinder blocks about 18 inches off the floor. A group of girls from area schools had spent the morning and most …

Sex Assault, Liquor Arrest Reports Rise at Dartmouth College

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hanover — While the annual campus crime statistics released by Dartmouth College on Wednesday show that reports of forcible sex offenses and alcohol violations spiked last year, college officials said the numbers don’t indicate an overall increase in incidences of high-risk behavior. Dartmouth’s 2014 Annual Security Report discloses …

White River School Defies Odds With Above Average Test Scores

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

White River Junction — For Suzan Locke’s money, what she and her fellow science teachers in the Hartford School District learn about their students lesson by lesson, field trip by field trip, day by day, means more than …

Young Writers Project:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Young Writers Project last week launched a new digital literary magazine, The Voice, featuring the best writing, photography, audio and video from Vermont and New Hampshire students, Grades 3-12. The Voice is an interactive magazine published each month during the school year and available for viewing and sharing …

All That Jazz

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Above: Musician John Clayton, of Los Angeles, uses a bass to explain the importance of feeling and sound during a workshop at Mascoma Valley High School in Canaan that Clayton and his brother Jeff Clayton hosted last week. …

Dartmouth’s Panarchy Crowdfunds for House

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hanover — Panarchy, an alternative undergraduate society at Dartmouth College, has launched an Internet crowdfunding campaign to renovate and reopen its house on School Street, which the fire department closed in June, citing code violations. Now, thanks to …