Schools

WISE to Open Dartmouth Office

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has reached an agreement with WISE, the Upper Valley nonprofit that provides crisis counseling and other services, to place an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence on campus. Beginning this summer, a crisis center will be staffed by a full-time WISE employee who will serve as a liaison between the nonprofit’s main office in Lebanon and the college community. Among many responsibilities, the …

Couple Gives $21M to Dartmouth

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has received a $21 million gift from an alumnus and his wife, adding to the couple’s endowment for international scholars engaged in entrepreneurship and public service in their homelands. Robert E. King, a Silicon Valley financier and a member of the class of 1957, and his wife, Dorothy J. …

Hartland Elementary School Reconsiders Nightly Homework

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In the homestretch to graduation from Hartland Elementary School, eighth-grader Anna Morse still shivers at the memory of hitting the after-school wall. “In fifth and sixth grade is when homework cut into my personal life the most,” the Hanover High School-bound Morse recalled recently. “I felt pressured most of the time and often …

A Good Turn

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dillon Piper, a sophomore at Thetford Academy, turns a natural-edge bowl on the school’s new Powermatic lathe. TA recently received a $3,000 grant from the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers to purchase the new lathe. The education grant, …

Oxbow High Proposes Slightly Lower Budget

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Australian ballot voting for the Oxbow Union High School budget and other articles on the warning will take place Tuesday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bradford Academy building and the Newbury Town Office. The floor meeting will be held the same day at …

Learning That Lasts

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

More than five months after they interviewed Hartford voters at the polls and amassed, analyzed and reported their findings in class, teacher Franklin Burns’ fifth-graders at Dothan Brook School last week were describing what they’d learned about elections. …

Young Writers Project: Traveling Space in Search of Stardust

Tuesday, March 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 …

Colby-Sawyer Offers Tuition Pledge

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New London — Students considering attending or currently attending Colby-Sawyer College can avoid concerns over annual increases in both in tuition and room and board by locking in those current costs under the college’s price and graduation promise program. The program, announced last week, freezes costs for an …

Small Districts Feel the Squeeze: Vermont Bill Pushes Consolidated Schools

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Mergers. Consolidation. Realignment. Whatever term is used, the core concept behind a major educational reform bill wending its way through the Vermont Statehouse is the same: The state’s taxpayers can no longer afford to pay for the diminished …

House Speaker Receives Variety Of Proposals on Vt. Education

Sunday, March 15, 2015

In December, Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith asked “taxpayers, stakeholders and policy makers” to submit proposals to improve the quality of education and keep costs down. The speaker’s request opened a floodgate through which a range of Vermonters — school board members and parents, attorneys and college professors, …

Bill Aims to Induce School Mergers

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The bill being considered by the Vermont Legislature, H. 361, recommends 25 distinct changes to state education law. At least five of the proposed changes are a set of carrots and sticks meant to induce the state’s supervisory …

Upper Valley Lawmakers Hold Key Posts

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Upper Valley is well represented on the 11-member House Education Committee, which passed the consolidation bill on a unanimous vote. Rep. Kevin Christie, D-Hartford, is the ranking member of the committee, while Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, is the committee’s clerk. While the 1,100 student minimum the bill proposes …

Dartmouth To Enforce Liquor Ban

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hanover — Stiff sanctions will soon take effect for students and organizations found in violation of Dartmouth College’s new ban on hard liquor, college officials announced last week. After March 28, undergraduates caught drinking or in possession of alcohol over 30 proof, or 15 percent alcohol, likely will …