Schools

Croydon-Area Lawmakers Support School Choice Bill in Concord

Friday, February 12, 2016

Croydon — A bill before the New Hampshire Legislature would allow the Croydon School Board, which is battling state officials over school choice, to continue sending a handful of children to private school using tax revenue. The House bill would allow New Hampshire school boards to send students in towns without a public school for their grade to “a non-religious private school which has been approved by the Department of …

Dartmouth Receives Cystic Fibrosis Grant

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hanover — A grant secured by medical researchers at Dartmouth College will fund new treatments for cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system. Dartmouth College last month announced a $30 million gift allowing the formation of three new academic research groups, or clusters, rounding out a planned set of 10. One of those clusters, encompassing an existing …

VTC Recruiting Women

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

During the four years she studied electromechanical engineering at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Desiree Cerretani found a lot more sisterhood on the soccer field than in the classroom. “In my major, there were two other women in the class behind me,” Cerretani recalled in a telephone interview last week. “And there were maybe a couple in the class behind them.” All …

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 …

Nonprofit Leader Appointed to N.H. Education Standards Board

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lebanon — Page Tompkins, executive director of the Upper Valley Educators Institute, has been appointed to a three-year term on the New Hampshire Professional Standards Board. The 21-member board advises the State Board of Education on issues related …

Dartmouth Black Lives Matter Protest in National Spotlight

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hanover — A Black Lives Matter protest last week at Dartmouth College’s Baker-Berry Library has sparked national controversy over the confrontational tactics of some participants and their portrayal in conservative media outlets. Nearly 250 black-clad demonstrators, most of them Dartmouth students, marched floor by floor through the campus’ …

Miss Vermont Aims to Interest Children in STEM Fields

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

South Royalton — The c hildren at the Royalton Memorial Library on Saturday were there to see one thing, and it wasn’t necessarily Alayna Westcom, also known as Miss Vermont 2015. What drew them was the promise of …

Students Write About Winter’s Bones and the Holocaust

Tuesday, November 17, 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 Hosts ‘TechWomen’ Program

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Encouraging young women to go into the STEM fields is the subject of TechWomen Ambassadors Week, a statewide program in New Hampshire targeted toward ninth-grade girls that runs from Nov. 16 through 20. Lebanon High School is one …

New Hampshire Smarter Balanced test results are in, and they’re better than national scores

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Concord — The results are in. New Hampshire students exceeded the national average on the Smarter Balanced Assessment in both English language arts and mathematics. The test is meant to gauge where students are in their career and college readiness at elementary, middle and high schools. While the …

School Notes: Math League Competitions Begin

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

U pper Valley students began matching numerical wits with the formation of the Twin State Math League some five decades ago — just in time for a math devotee named Sue Seamans. “When I was a student at …

Elementary School Students Consider Their Lives 25 Years On

Tuesday, November 10, 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 web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …

Hanover Mulls Pedestrian Safety

Monday, November 9, 2015

Hanover — Michael Rhys, a senior at Dartmouth College, stuck his hands in his pockets and waited for three cars to pass on North Main Street before deciding he’d had enough. He stepped into the road, forcing an …