Schools

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 of which made it easy for Cerretani …

Young Writers Ask Their Readers to Look a Little More Closely

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with 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 this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize the power …

Teach for America Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Thousands of Teach for America alumni flooded the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the organization, which is known for placing striving, idealistic and inexperienced teachers in some of the nation’s neediest schools. The District of Columbia conference featured hundreds of speakers, including some of the most prominent names in education reform such as acting U.S. …

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 …

Educators Institute Appoints Board Members

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Lebanon — The board of the Upper Valley Educators Institute has appointed two new members. Jennifer Hartman, a Vermont Law School graduate, is an attorney at Vitt & Associates PLC in Norwich, where she focuses on civil litigation, …

Geisel Dean to Discuss Plan for Cuts

Friday, November 6, 2015

Hanover — The interim dean of the deficit-ridden Geisel School of Medicine plans today to discuss with Dartmouth College trustees his vision for reforms to save and strengthen the school. The discussion will come with downsizing already underway …