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VSAC: Eligible Vermont low-income students can receive funds to cover incidental costs of college courses

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will administer a new program that provides $50,000 in stipends this year to help low-income high school students cover the costs of books, fees and travel associated with dual enrollment courses.

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Mary Hogan Elementary preps for back to school

Mary Hogan Elementary School Principal Thomas Buzzell and Assistant Principal Steven Lindemann welcome Mary Hogan students and parents to the 2014-15 school year.

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Vergennes preschool to welcome children from outside ANWSU

The Board of Directors at the Evergreen Preschool, a cooperative, play-based preschool in Vergennes, announced the adoption of a new mission statement this week.

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Stiller Family Foundation makes $1 million gift to college's single parents program

The Champlain College Single Parents Program has received a $1 million gift from Bob and Christine Stiller through the Stiller Family Foundation to specifically offset childcare costs for single parent students.

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Ecole Champlain: A touch of class on Lake Champlain

Before there was Kingsland Bay State Park there was Ecole Champlain. The secluded 264-acre park along Lake Champlain occupies the site of what was one of the nation’s most exclusive girls summer camp, a camp which in its prime rivaled the nearby Basin Harbor Resort in amenities.

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College professor focuses on sustainability at energy center

The GMP College Connections series is hosting a presentation on Energy and Culture: Sustainable Building and Civic Engagement on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Energy Innovation Center, 68-70 Merchants Row in downtown Rutland.

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Middlebury author receives National Medal of Arts

Novelist, poet, and essayist Julia Alvarez of Middlebury has won a 2013 National Medal of Arts award and will join fellow recipients and the Obama family at a White House ceremony on Monday, July 28. The event will be live streamed on the Middlebury College campus today.

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Welch wins higher-ed union award

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vermont), was chosen as the recipient of the American Association of University Professors’ 2014 Henry T. Yost Congressional Recognition Award, given annually to a member of Congress who has championed the causes of higher education.

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Guest Viewpoint: School consolidation, charters, and choice

Vermonters moan about their steadily rising education property taxes, especially as the number of students continually decreases. Rarely do citizens focus clearly on the causes of rising school taxes, and the possible solutions. That is, in part, because the “education stakeholders” are ever alert to control the agenda for “reform”.

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Students celebrate Social Media Day

“Tweet, like, Hashtag.” The social media jargon, while still foreign to some, has become second nature to many. Last week, Castleton State College, in partnership with the Downtown Rutland Partnership, participated in the nationwide Social Media Day.

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Guest Viewpoint: Telling our town's story

Vermont History Expo 2014 is behind us. The Orwell Historical Society Museum’s “One Room Schoolhouse” exhibit, a smaller version of a permanent display, may have only take a few weeks to prepare—and a solid week to design and build—but if the comments in our guest book are any indication, the time and effort paid off in dividends.

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Letter to the Editor: MUHS thanks the local community

...The celebration of this past weekend still echoes as I write this letter of thanks to all the businesses and individuals whose generosity contributed to the joy and experiences of Commencement and Project Graduation for the MUHS Class of 2014. It was truly special and memorable.

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Congratulations to Castleton's local graduates

CSC 2014 grads, President's List, Dean's List honorees

Castleton College congratulates the graduates from 2014. The following students recently graduated Castleton College during the 227th commencement.

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Orwell's mini schoolhouse was a big History Expo hit

Vermont History Expo ‘14

Its dimensions may be a lot smaller than the average Vermont one-room schoolhouse was a century or more ago, but the Orwell Historical Society Museum’s recent traveling “schoolhouse-in-a-trailer”, is actually life size.