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Andrew Pierce, a freshman at Woodstock Union High School in Woodstock, Vt., checks on some of the plants he has grown in his horticulture class at the school, on Feb. 26, 2014. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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School Notes: Woodstock’s Agriculture Program Has Grown

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

S pringfield, Vt., native Arnold Howe moved to Woodstock in the mid-1950s to teach agriculture at Woodstock Union High School. Back then, a lot of his students came to school after helping with farm chores, and went home to more of the same. Nearly 60 years later, the program Howe started has grown, and the backgrounds of the students it …

Young Writers Project: Describing a Step Into Weightless Space

Tuesday, March 3, 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 this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize the …

Lawmakers Focus on Class Sizes

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Montpelier — Attention turned to class sizes and student-staff ratios as the House Education Committee continued to fine-tune its education reform bill Monday. Brad James, education finance manager for the Vermont Agency of Education, showed committee members tables detailing student-staff and administrator-student ratios in Vermont’s schools. “We have extraordinarily low student to teacher ratios in Vermont,” James said. Jeffrey Francis, executive director of …

School of Swimmers

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Learning continues outside the classroom during school vacation. Lindsay Stender, 7, of South Royalton, left, and Ana Elizabeth Nielson, 7, of Hartford, practice swimming on their backs during holiday splash camp at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in …

Earning the Gift Of Graduation

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Haverhill — Just before Christmas, a group of inmates at the Grafton County Correctional Facility received a gift many thought they would never lay their hands on. Unwrapped, without ribbons, not redeemable for cash, their presents were small. …

Task Force: Improve Vt.’s Financial Literacy

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Burlington — A task force launched by Champlain College unveiled a 13-point plan earlier this month for boosting Vermonters’ understanding of personal finances. One year after the state received a D on a national report card on financial literacy in high schools, the 20-member Vermont Financial Literacy Task …

Physician Assistant Program Planned

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Vermonters interested in pursuing a career as a physician assistant have always had to get their training outside the state. But that may change next year, if the College of St. Joseph’s in Rutland is able to launch the state’s first graduate PA program. Physician assistants are midlevel …

Historian Highlights Early Contributors to Claremont

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Claremont — Colin Sanborn has been poking around the edges and digging deep into Claremont’s past for more than 30 years. A past president and current member of the Claremont Historical Society, Sanborn, who works at the Fiske …

Giving Season for Students

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Plainfield — Seventh-grader Will Forman was prowling the halls of Plainfield Elementary School one day last week, asking teachers, students and visitors to buy the holiday cards that he and his classmates are making by hand to raise …

KUA Appoints Marketing Director

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Meriden — Kimball Union Academy has appointed Sarah Evans Moore, a KUA official, as director of marketing communications. Before being named to her new post, Moore was associate director of admissions at KUA. She previously held the positions of director of admissions and director of development at an …

Unity Board Pursues Suit Against Architect

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Unity — The School Board will hear from its attorney early next month on the status of a suit being filed against Scott Vaughn and his company, Vaughn Associates, which was the original architect and construction manager on the new Unity School. At Tuesday night’s School Board meeting, …

Memories on Paper: Middle School Students, Kendal Residents Share Journals

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What happens when a group of seventh-graders born into the age of Twitter, Instagram and texting become pen pals with women and men born into the age of the Smith-Corona typewriter, the public pay phone and the 78 …

Students Write About What Might Await Behind a Door

Tuesday, December 16, 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, …