VPIRG holiday warning: Privacy is newest worry about troublesome toys

VPIRG holiday warning: Privacy is newest worry about troublesome toys

By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org 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 »

Charlotte educator takes part in Snelling Center’s Vermont School Leadership Project

Charlotte educator takes part in Snelling Center’s Vermont School Leadership Project

The Snelling Center for Government announced that Edorah Frazer of Charlotte has been accepted into the Vermont School Leadership Project’s class of 2018. Frazer is currently the principal at Robinson Elementary School in Starksboro. She joins 24 other educators from across the state in the program that offers intensive professional development for superintendents, principals, curriculum… Read More »

CCS receives COTS Youth Hero Award

The Committee on Temporary Shelter chose Charlotte Central School as the recipient of the 2017 Youth Hero Award after the school donated students’ Be the Change money to the organization. Part of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program, which is led by Behavior Systems Coordinator Cassandra Townshend, CCS students are recognized with pennies when,… Read More »

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 »