Education Notes

Children’s Literacy Foundation and Champlain Valley Head Start events at museum Shelburne Museum will be the setting Friday and Saturday for storytellers, book giveaways and children from Champlain Valley Head Start child care programs. An at-risk children grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation is funding the events from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The… Read More »

Champlain Mini Maker Faire showcases bright minds at work

Champlain Mini Maker Faire showcases bright minds at work

Over 1,000 people gathered at the sixth annual Champlain Mini Maker Faire at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn this past weekend to show off their ideas and check out other creations. Over 50 booths at the event showcased everything from robots to the world’s largest Spirograph; participants ranged widely in age, but shared a love… Read More »

Education Notes

Sen. Bernie Sanders to host Vermont college fairs U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will hold two college fairs for Vermont high school students and their families on Oct. 7 at Lyndon State College and Oct. 14 at Castleton University. Representatives from Vermont colleges, universities, and certificate and apprenticeship programs will be on hand to describe… Read More »

Introducing the Champlain Valley School District

Introducing the Champlain Valley School District

From the CVSD Board of Directors Dear CVSD Community, We are thrilled to include you on this new journey. As part of our ongoing effort to stay connected to you, the board of the new Champlain Valley School District is crafting a series of articles on a variety of education-related topics. These articles will follow… Read More »

VSAC highlights college savings with 529 account prizes

As part of National College Savings Month, the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. which oversees Vermont 529 college savings accounts is giving away in September five $100 college savings accounts and prize packages including ski passes, tickets to sporting events and more. For details and to enter visit online at vheip.org. Winners will be randomly selected… Read More »

Vermont students outpace national averages on ACT

By Tiffany Danitz Pache VTDIGGER.ORG Vermont students who took the ACT, a college readiness test, in 2017 scored higher than the national average in the four subject areas covered, according to a report released by the testing and research organization. The 2,108 graduates who took the test — about 30 percent of those who received high… Read More »

Kindermusik classes for tots starting in September

Kindermusik classes for tots starting in September

Kindermusik with Rachel opens in Shelburne in September under the direction of Shelburne resident Rachel Smith. The studio will offer a series of early education classes using the Kindermusik curriculum, a combination of music and movement activities which foster brain development in babies and young children. With a bachelor’s degree in child development, Smith has… Read More »

UVM Earns Top Score in Princeton Review’s envirionmental Green Rating Honor Roll

UVM Earns Top Score in Princeton Review’s envirionmental Green Rating Honor Roll

The University of Vermont is one of 24 universities nationwide to make the Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll in recognition of sustainability-related practices, policies, and academic offerings. “The schools on our Green Rating Honor Roll demonstrated a truly exceptional commitment to sustainability across critical areas we looked at — from course offerings and recycling… Read More »

Johnson and Lyndon State Colleges receive grant to revamp curriculum

Johnson and Lyndon State Colleges have received a grant from the Davis Educational Foundation in Yarmouth, Maine for $224,646 over three years to support revising the general education curriculum and fund professional development opportunities for faculty once the two institutions merge next July to become Northern Vermont University. Under the merger, the two-campus institution of… Read More »

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