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  • Teaching Technology

    Hard-Driving students thrive in an Old North End cyber school
    When “ethnic cleansing” swept through Kenya in 1991, it spelled the end of Duncan Nganga’s prosperity. As a Kikuyu raising cows and chickens in…

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  • Minding the Gap
  • Minding the Gap

    Are schools preparing students for Vermont's 21st-century tech jobs?
    Ask a graduating college senior about the local job market, and you’re likely to hear a common refrain: “I want to stay in Vermont,…

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  • No Computer Left Behind
  • No Computer Left Behind

    For one Vermont superintendent, tech is the key to progressive education
    Remember when “social studies” class was as dry as the chalk dust on the teacher’s fingers? Students sat through an explanation of the Teapot Dome…

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  • Teen Transformers
  • Teen Transformers

    Vermont kids build 'bots — and character — in robotics competitions
    Most high schoolers are ready to bolt after the last class of the day. What would make them stay voluntarily until janitors kicked them…

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  • Believe It or Not

    Inside the wild and wacky world of Wikipedia
    Looking for information about Essex High School? Do a quick search on Google and the fourth entry that pops up is a handsome-looking page. It…

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  • The Schools of Tomorrow
  • The Schools of Tomorrow

    How Vermont classrooms are edging into the 21st century
    It’s back-to-school season in Vermont and around the country. But closely observe classrooms around the state, and it’s hard not to notice that school…

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  • Ask Hiba!
  • Ask Hiba!

    How Facebook spawned a maverick Ann Landers at Middlebury College
    If you're about to start school as a freshman at Middlebury College, and you have questions about your dorm room or class schedule, where…

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  • Checking Out the Internet

    Vermont's public libraries are bridging the digital divide -- or not
    Class is in session in the cavernous, second-floor seminar room at the Rutland Free Library. The library is housed in the former courthouse, and this…

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  • In His Right Mind
  • In His Right Mind

    A "left-brain" thinker tells Vermont teachers the future of education is on the other side
    At medical schools all across the country, students are taking time out of their traditional lessons in physiology, pharmacology, pathology and gross anatomy to…

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  • Engineering Evangelist
  • Engineering Evangelist

    John Cohn turns kids on to science with robots, rap and a pickle electrocutor
    Two weeks before Halloween, IBM fellow John Cohn is out in the woods, perched on a generator with his laptop, banging out last-minute code.…

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