Shelburne Craft School launches new program for preschoolers

Educators and Child Development Specialists have long understood how important art is to children. The Shelburne Craft School has a long history of serving young people with school programs, after school programs, Saturday drop-ins, and summer camps. This fall, they are ad ding a new program aimed specifically at preschoolers. On Tuesdays from 10-11am, parents… Read More »

Mandated lunchroom veggies hitting trash in some schools sparks debate

A new school lunch study touts visual proof kids are tossing federally mandated fruits and veggies into trash bins less than a month before congress votes on whether to reauthorize a controversial program requiring healthier school lunches. The new University of Vermont study, published online in Public Health Reports on Aug. 25, is the first… Read More »

Chromebooks for middle school students at Shelburne Community School

Chromebooks for middle school students at Shelburne Community School

Shelburne Community School has been selected to partner with the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education at the University of Vermont. The purpose of this three-year partnership is to develop and expand a culture of educational innovation, and use technology integration to increase student engagement and improve learning through research based middle level practices.    Institute… Read More »

New law makes preschool available to more local students

New law makes preschool available to more local students

Preschool is a special and exciting time for little ones: big-kid sneakers, cool lunchbox, new friends, and learning away from home for the very first time. Early childhood education is considered a vital first step in the academic and social development of children, and state legislators signed Act 166 into law last year in order… Read More »

Education Enrichment for Everyone fall series to begin

Education Enrichment for Everyone (EEE) is a lifelong learning organization, run by volunteers and supported by dues, presenting 12 weeks of diverse programs each fall and spring. Membership includes programs at 8 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes sites throughout Vermont. The fall series begins on Friday, Sept. 11. The series is held at the Faith United… Read More »

Back on the farm for differentiated learning

Back on the farm for differentiated learning

Cheesemaking processes, farm animal care, and the vast forest behind Shelburne Farms, make for a robust educational setting for the almost 65 students who will attend the Renaissance Elementary School on the grounds there this fall. Head of Heartworks, Renaissance and Endeavour Schools, Lisa Zengilowski, said there are six main classroom teachers at Renaissance, and… Read More »