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 »

CVU educator Stan Williams and Think Tank awarded $15,000 grant

CVU educator Stan Williams and Think Tank awarded $15,000 grant

Anyone who works with children knows something that many others don’t: kids are thoughtful. They love to talk about their ideas, and those ideas are frequently really good. Stan Williams, an instructional coach and humanities teacher at Champlain Valley Union High School, recently received a $15,000 grant to support the school’s Think Tank, a program… Read More »

Vt. students outpace national averages on ACT tests

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 offers Vt. Master Composter course

The University of Vermont Extension Master Gardener Office will offer a six-week online Vermont Master Composter course from Sept. 26 to Oct. 31. Registration deadline is Sept. 15. The course covers the basics of backyard composting in seven online modules, four of which include live interactive question-and-answer sessions. Topics include the biology of composting, site… Read More »

Registration open for JUDA’s Integrated Judaic Arts after school program

Registration is now open for the fall JUDA Integrated Judaic Arts after school program at JUDA Vermont in Burlington. A family welcome day is scheduled for Sept. 19 beginning at 3:30 p.m. JUDA focuses on educating children through crafts, song, hands-on workshops, and drama. Some upcoming programs and events include JUDA outdoors, Kids Takeover Shabbat,… Read More »

CCS principal leaves for new position within school district

CCS principal leaves for new position within school district

Just two years after joining Charlotte Central School as its lead principal, Barbara Anne Komons Montroll is leaving her position at the school to take on the role of director of communications and public relations within the newly formed Champlain Valley School District. Komons Montroll announced her departure through an email to the CCS community… Read More »

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

UVM Earns Top Score in Princeton Review’s 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 »