Governor’s Institutes to run special Winter Weekends

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont announces the opening of the application for two February Winter Weekends for high school students. All Vermont high school and technical center students are invited to attend. These two-day academic and arts programs will take place at Goddard College. Weekend tuition is $10-$295 depending on family ability to pay. Topics… Read More »

School budget process continues next week and next month

Administrators and school board members in the Champlain Valley School District have begun the process for building the school budget for 2018-19 school year. Feedback and meetings so far have sent a message that the community wants to keep a high caliber of education while finding cost-cutting efficiencies in the new unified school district, school… Read More »

School district schedules upcoming budget sessions

The Champlain Valley School District Board of Directors welcomes the community to attend any of four upcoming district meetings to work on the 2017-18 budget. These meetings will provide the public an opportunity to learn and understand the school budget as the board, along with community volunteers called “Budget Buddies,” discusses details for the proposed… Read More »

Vermonters encouraged to suggest teachers for state ‘Teacher Feature’ on social media

The Vermont Agency of Education has revived a social media program meant to highlight individual teachers from around the state. The “Teacher Feature,” as it’s called, began on social media in 2011 to spotlight Vermont teachers doing good things in their school communities. Anyone can nominate educators who might be deserving of the special nod,… Read More »

VPIRG holiday warning: Privacy is newest worry about troublesome toys

VPIRG holiday warning: Privacy is newest worry about troublesome toys

By Mike Polhamus Toxic toys are stocked on retailers’ shelves, along with dolls that violate children’s privacy and other playtime products that can block youngsters’ windpipes, according to a report by the Vermont Public Interest Research Group. The advocacy group, which issues a similar report every year, used the report’s release as an opportunity… Read More »

Northern Vermont University hosts open houses Nov. 10-11

Northern Vermont University will host fall open houses for prospective students and their families Nov. 10 at NVU-Lyndon and Nov. 11 at NVU-Johnson. The free events will include a campus tour, lunch, and the opportunity to talk with faculty, staff, students, and financial aid and admissions representatives. Johnson and Lyndon state colleges will unify officially… Read More »

School District budget forum Tuesday solicits input

The Champlain Valley School District board of directors is hosting a Community Budget Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Champlain Valley Union High School, Room 160. To encourage participation, childcare and kid-friendly food will be provided. Jeanne Jenson, chief operating officer for the district, will share the present budget details and the… Read More »

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