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Science teacher Suzan Locke looks over a picture that first-grader Faith Brown had drawn on Sept. 26, 2014. Locke is a teacher at the White River School in White River Junction, Vt.
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

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 the kids’ scores on standardized tests. Even when the latest scores show that Hartford’s elementary-school population, including those whose families live at …

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 from YWP’s website, YoungWritersProject.org. It offers students a dynamic new way to publish their work …

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. Left: Jeff Clayton asks the students in the Mascoma Valley High School jazz band to …

Cornish to Hear Revised Policies

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cornish — A group of about 35 townspeople who gathered Thursday night informally agreed that former town moderator Peter Burling should present the School Board with a revised policy on public participation at board meetings that he had written as an alternative to one being considered by the …

Cornish Considers Public Comment

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Cornish — Townspeople will gather Thursday night to discuss public participation at School Board meetings, including a draft policy written by a resident as an alternative to one being considered by the board. Former town moderator Peter Burling said he wrote the policy “to try to bring people …

Thetford Center Resident Joins Upper Valley Educators Institute

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Thetford Center — Kristen Downey, of Thetford Center, has joined Upper Valley Educators Institute as associate director for secondary education. She will serve on UVEI’s faculty and assume primary responsibility for coordinating the pedagogical training of secondary education …

Upper Valley Students Score Well in Vermont Business Plan Competition

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Several local students were among the winners of a competition that challenges young people to develop their own creative business plans. Makayla Smith and Taylor Rocke, who attended River Valley Technical Center, won second place overall in the Vermont Rural Entrepreneurship Through Action Learning High …

Volunteer Hours Tallied at Thetford Academy

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Thetford — Among the 28 Thetford Academy students who served at least 20 hours of community service during the 2013-2014 academic year, juniors Claire Weider and Susannah Howard set the pace by volunteering the equivalent of more than five weeks each of their free time. In addition to …

Vt., N.H. On Top in Special Ed

Friday, June 27, 2014

Vermont and New Hampshire are among 15 states that meet new federal requirements for special education because they have comprehensive programs to help students with special needs and keep them in general-education classrooms, leading to better test results …

Hartford Track, Field Face the Ax

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hartford — For a new track and turf field to be constructed alongside the planned field house at Hartford High School, one of two things needs to happen by September: Either $1.5 million must be raised, in grants or donations, to offset the cost, or enough residents need …

Local and Regional News Briefs: Thursday, June 26

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dartmouth Names Interim Dean Hanover — Inge-Lise Ameer, a senior dean at Dartmouth College, will serve as interim head dean come August, a college press release announced Wednesday. She will replace Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson, who …

Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union Waits to Learn Fate

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Burlington — The State Board of Education voted 8-0 Tuesday to delay a decision on whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union until January but directed the Bethel-area school districts to work with the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union …

Mascoma Alters Bidding Policy

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Canaan — The Mascoma Valley Regional School Board voted 4-1 Tuesday night to approve a revised bidding policy that raises the amount that must be spent before officials are required to obtain three competitive bids. The board did not debate the change — which increased the threshold for …