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Brothers Owen, left, and Eamon Deffner play a quick round of the bean bag toss game cornhole, at their home in Thetford Center, Vt., on May 21, 2015. The Deffners are travelling across the country this summer with their father, Joe, to raise money for St. Jude's Hospital with their cross-country Cornhole Challenge. 
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Thetford English Teacher Plans a Fundraising Contest

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Once upon a time around the turn of the 21st century at Thetford Academy, Amanda Frost tested the patience of English teacher Joe Deffner. “I was — I don’t know — sassy, and he would call me out and expect me to live up to a higher standard instead of assuming I didn’t care,” Amanda Frost Reed, who a decade-plus …

Students Write About What They Missed, and a Picture of Cats

Tuesday, May 26, 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 websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The Voice. YWP is supported by …

WISE to Open Dartmouth Office

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has reached an agreement with WISE, the Upper Valley nonprofit that provides crisis counseling and other services, to place an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence on campus. Beginning this summer, a crisis center will be staffed by a full-time WISE employee who will serve as a liaison between the nonprofit’s main office in Lebanon and …

Young Writers Project: Trading Places With a Rooster

Tuesday, April 7, 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 websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The …

Lebanon High School 2nd Quarter Honors

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Grade 9 High Honors: Kainat Altaf, Jaret Armstrong, Edward Bieszczad, Samantha Brady, Clarisse Brown, Meredith Cocklin, Ethan Daly, Rachel Grohbrugge, Cecilia Hampton, Shelby Hanks, Samantha Jones, Fatima Khan, Quinn LeCain, Zoe Liebold, Audrey Lytle, Cameron Magari, Kathleen Merchant, Kimberly Merchant, Sophia Miller, Alexandru Munteanu, Amber Nicholson, Ryan Nicholson, …

For the Love Of the Students

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Croydon — When the bell at the top of the Croydon Village School rings, Kelly George’s 10 first- and second-graders know it’s time for classes to start. It’s a stark difference from the elementary school that George taught …

Vt. House OKs Education Reform Plan

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Montpelier — The House approved a plan on Thursday to merge the state’s 272 school districts into fewer, larger school systems. H.361 mandates that school districts study merger options with neighboring districts. By 2019, all districts must be part of PreK-12, “integrated education systems” with a minimum of …

Stevens Reduces Tuition

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Claremont — The School Board Wednesday night voted to reduce its high school tuition rate for next year by more than 20 percent in the hopes of attracting more out-of-town students. The new $14,500 rate puts Stevens below Windsor, $16,195, and Fall Mountain, $15,700, and almost on par …

Rise of the Robotics Clubs

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Claremont — Haiden Pascarelli had a dilemma. Kneeling on the carpeted floor in a room off of the indoor pool at the community center, the 7-year old was looking over his remote operated vehicle and said to no …

Musings on The Future Grow Gloomy

Tuesday, March 31, 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 websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The …

Windsor High School Wins Inaugural 3D Modeling Contest

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Since October, about 20 Vermont schools have been competing in a first-of-its-kind project that combines high tech 3D printing and old fashioned local history. Last week, the teams of students gathered at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center …

Working Lands Program To Begin at Vermont Tech

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Randolph — A new hands-on program for high school graduates interested in agriculture will start this fall. The yearlong Working Lands Certificate Program is a partnership between Vermont Technical College and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. It’s designed to immerse students in agriculture, food, and leadership, and also …

Dartmouth Frat Faces Branding Allegations

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College fraternity Alpha Delta is facing allegations that its members burned a mark on the skin of a new member, a practice called branding. “The activities in question reportedly occurred inside the Alpha Delta fraternity house, while the fraternity was on suspension for policy violations …