Schools

Dartmouth Frat Faces Branding Allegations

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College fraternity Alpha Delta is facing allegations that its members burned a mark on the skin of a new member, a practice called branding. “The activities in question reportedly occurred inside the Alpha Delta fraternity house, while the fraternity was on suspension for policy violations in the winter and spring of 2014,” said a statement provided by college spokeswoman Diana Lawrence. “The organization has a significant three-year …

School Notes: Rivendell Senior Looks to Next Frontier, a Summer Program With NASA

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Long before NASA chose Aquene Sausville of West Fairlee for its Community College Aerospace Scholars program, Rivendell Academy science teacher Kerry (Doc) Browne could tell that this girl was going places. “I had Aquene in conceptual physics in the 10th grade and chemistry in the 11th,” Browne recalled in an email conversation last …

Young Writers Project: Bad Ideas That Turned Out OK

Tuesday, March 24, 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, The Voice. YWP is supported by this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize …

U.S. Adviser Gives Insight On Iran Talks

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hanover — A key member of the United States delegation on the Iran nuclear negotiations expressed tempered optimism Wednesday about a possible deal despite a tight current deadline for action and formidable obstacles in both Washington and Tehran. …

Music to Fewer Ears: Testing Cuts Time for Performing Arts Education

Monday, January 26, 2015

Megan Prince saw her future — part of it, anyway — while playing the trumpet at her middle school in Albany, N.Y. “I had a band teacher who was so inspiring,” Prince, now the elementary-school music teacher for …

School Notes: Years of Lessons Bring Cellist New England Honors

Monday, January 26, 2015

For Neha Garg, something had to give two years ago: Competitive swimming or the cello lessons. This past December, the decision paid off, when the Hanover High School senior raced to first place among high school-age musicians trying …

Young Writers Project: Students Consider Fame and Proposal’s Gone Wrong

Monday, January 26, 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, …

Newport Teacher Tapped to Become ‘Ag Ambassador’

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Newport — An agriscience teacher from Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center in Newport recently took part in a professional development program at DuPont’s Chesapeake Farms,a 3,300 acre facility in Chestertown, Md. Deb Stevens was among about 50 …

Superintendent Out in Newport

Friday, January 23, 2015

Newport — The superintendent of SAU 43 for the past three years is out of a job, but officials aren’t offering a reason for his departure. Cindy Gallagher, the SAU’s director of alternative education programs, will serve as interim superintendent following the sudden and unexplained departure of Irwin …

Longtime Tuck Professor Matthew J. Slaughter Named Business School’s 10th Dean

Friday, January 23, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has picked a popular faculty member, administrator and international trade economist to be the 10th dean of the Tuck School of Business, signaling the importance a global perspective likely will play in educating business …

Plainfield Board Seeks Staffing Cuts

Friday, January 23, 2015

Plainfield — School Board members insisted Thursday night that the current draft of the 2015-16 budget would improve students’ learning experiences, despite staffing reductions to music, counseling and special education. However, skepticism reigned among the standing-room-only crowd during a 3 1/2-hour budget hearing. Many residents questioned the proposal …

Dartmouth Disciplines Cheaters

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has finalized sanctions for 64 students accused of cheating in a sports, religion and ethics class this fall, handing down punishments ranging from probation to two-term suspension. Dartmouth spokeswoman Diana Lawrence confirmed this week that the appeals process had ended, and the students, some …

Claremont Board OKs School Spending Plan

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Claremont — In a 4-2 vote Wednesday night, the school board adopted a $31 million operating budget that is lower than this year’s, but carries a tax increase of 55 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation because non-tax revenues are down about $377,000. To achieve a board directive …