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Wren's Nest Forest Preschool expands offerings

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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NEW HAVEN — The Willowell Foundation has moved its Wren’s Nest Forest Preschool program from Starksboro to New Haven and expanded from once a week to a full five days a week.

“It’s a nature-based program and the kiddos will spend most of their days outside exploring nature,” said Tasha Ball, administrative director of the Willowell Foundation, which also runs the Walden Project outdoor alternative high school.

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Orwell braces for new Act 46 vote, new fight

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — The multi-year saga of determining whether Orwell continues to independently govern its village school, or cedes that control to an 18-member district board, will likely be laid to rest by a referendum this November to be fielded by voters in the communities of Orwell, Castleton, Benson, Hubbardton, West Haven and Fair Haven.

But there are a few key hitches in this upcoming vote.

First, votes in that election will be comingled, and thus not allow Orwell residents to defeat the measure independently, as it has on three previous occasions.

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Vermont Community Foundation funds afterschool activities

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Community Foundation announced that it has entered into a Cornerstone Partnership with Vermont Afterschool, a statewide nonprofit working to ensure that all Vermont youth have access to high quality out-of-school learning opportunities. As part of that partnership, Middlebury-based Community Foundation is awarding Vermont Afterschool a three-year, $180,000 grant to strengthen afterschool and out-of-school time programming for older youth in Vermont.

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Opinion: Not everything important in education can be measured

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By William Mathis



We’re now in our seventieth year of national crisis. “Society is in peril of imminent collapse unless we do something about education,” is the mantra. It would seem that if we had an “imminent” crisis a lifetime ago, something bad would have happened by now. While doomsayers can go back to the Mayan calendar, we can start with the 1950s with Admiral Rickover attacking the “myth of American educational superiority” and unfavorably comparing the United States to other nations.

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Several area schools receive safety grants

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Thirteen area towns and school districts will receive school safety grants ranging from $959 to $25,000 to better protect their students from potential acts of violence.

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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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