Schools

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 independent day school near Cleveland. Moore brings a knowledge in communications, admissions and advancement in the independent school world to her new …

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, the board said it could offer no specifics on exactly what the suit will allege …

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 rpm record? It’s not as large a divide as you might think. For the last …

Orange East Boards, Teachers Deadlocked Over Health Care

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Teachers at two of the six schools in the Orange East Supervisory Union are at risk of starting the new year without health insurance after a five-hour mediation session this week failed to bring about a new collective bargaining agreement. Central to the impasse is …

Hartford Schools Hit With Costs

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hartford — Preliminary budget figures for the Hartford School District show a rough estimate of more than one million dollars in added costs coming for fiscal year 2016, district officials said before a Wednesday night meeting of the board. Some of those figures are just placeholders and are …

Vermont Leaders Seek to Improve Schools Through ‘Partnership’

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

With rising property taxes and student enrollment in Vermont down by 30,000 in the last two decades, schools across the state must adapt and innovate, or eventually close, said Gov. Peter Shumlin and Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe …

Young Writer Considers A Book’s Life

Tuesday, October 7, 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 websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. …

School Boards Mull Talks on Consolidation

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Woodstock — During a public discussion Monday night about a major restructuring of the Windsor Central Supervisory Union, many residents said they needed more details before they could back a consolidation proposal. About 30 people showed up at Woodstock Elementary School to talk with members of the Joint …

Undocumented at Dartmouth College: New Student Group Offers Support for Immigrants

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hanover — Even in privileged circumstances — say, while studying at Dartmouth College — life as an undocumented immigrant can be frightening and uncertain. For Oscar Cornejo, a sophomore from Illinois, it began at age 5, when his …

Efforts to Reform Immigration Policy Have Faltered

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Immigration has been a hotly contested issue in recent years, touched off in 2006 by a proposal from then-President George W. Bush to grant undocumented immigrants “guest-worker” status. Subsequently, Bush was a proponent both of stronger policing of the border and of a path to citizenship for unauthorized …

Dispelling STEM Stereotypes

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Claremont — The small wooden bridge, spray painted a pale orange, sat suspended between two sets of cinder blocks about 18 inches off the floor. A group of girls from area schools had spent the morning and most …

Sex Assault, Liquor Arrest Reports Rise at Dartmouth College

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hanover — While the annual campus crime statistics released by Dartmouth College on Wednesday show that reports of forcible sex offenses and alcohol violations spiked last year, college officials said the numbers don’t indicate an overall increase in incidences of high-risk behavior. Dartmouth’s 2014 Annual Security Report discloses …

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 …