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Mary Hogan teacher goes back to school

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By James Finn



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MIDDLEBURY — For teachers, summertime is rarely the blissful vacation that their students look forward to all year long. They make efforts to prepare for the school year well before kids return to classrooms in August and September.

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Art program available to childcare providers

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — VSA Vermont is currently accepting applications for its fall semester of Start With The Arts, a professional development program for childcare providers. This experiential, on-site, inclusive arts-based literacy program is offered for no cost to providers and the children they care for, ages 0-5. By the end of the program, providers have the inspiration and confidence to continue the use of the model on their own.

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Sign up for free Vt. hunting seminars

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will be hosting seven free hunting seminars that will be helpful for hunters who have some experience as well as for beginners.

The seminars will be taught by Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff and hunter education volunteers.

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It's summer school... No, it's camp: MUMS blends recycling and fun

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By James Finn



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union Middle School (MUMS) is giving students a chance to connect with their community through an environmental education program that flips the idea of traditional “summer school” on its head.

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Summer 'school' enriches 5-Towns

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Just because the Mount Abraham Unified School District’s summer Expanded Learning Program (ELP) will not end with a battery of standardized testing doesn’t mean there’s not a whole lot of learning happening there.

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Retiring OV teacher Michael Dywer earned much respect in 30 years

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — In front of the wall of windows in Room A1 at Otter Valley Union High School, a large black plastic trash can was filling up as the school year came to a close last month.

OV English and History Teacher Michael Dwyer had been going through the file cabinets and book shelves for a week, throwing out and sorting 30 years of accumulated materials as he prepared to retire.

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Naturalist program grows to 5-town area

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — The ecological brain trust in Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro is about to get a little bigger and a little more knowledgeable.

The Vermont Master Naturalist (VMN) program, which has for two years offered in-depth training in local natural history to Burlington residents with a sustained interest and background in at least one natural history discipline, is expanding its offerings to the 5-Towns, as well as to Richmond, South Hero and Williston.

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Opinion: Why and how we teach our children matters

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By Jan Demers



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More than 30 years ago I lived in a town with a population of 700. While it was idyllic it wasn’t perfect; however, all the children of the town were our children.

“I don’t know how you do it,” said one Dad after bringing his son to the Head Start classroom. It is a full day with 15 three- to five-year-olds in one room.

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Technology no obstacle to language education

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By James Finn



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MIDDLEBURY — Lillian Stroebe, who founded the Middlebury College Language Schools in 1914, said Middlebury was an ideal location for an immersive language program because of the degree of isolation it offered.

“Middlebury was actually chosen because at the time, it was in the middle of nowhere and students would come here and there wouldn’t be a lot of distractions and you could create the kind of isolation that would allow them to do that full immersion,” said Stephen Snyder, current dean of the Language Schools.

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ACSD panel suggests ways to battle intolerance in schools

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District can effectively fight racism, bias and discrimination within its schools by confronting those issues head-on, by incorporating more diversity education within its curriculum, and by involving students and families of color in the sometimes difficult discussions about intolerance.

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