Teachers Art Show Highlights Educators' Gifts

Galaxy Gallery in Oak Bluffs, home of the nonprofit Martha’s Vineyard Center for the Visual Arts, celebrates the Island’s art teachers this month with a show by more than a dozen current and retired arts educators.

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At-Home Childcare Network Looks to Meet Rising Demand

Administered by Martha’s Vineyard Community Services and funded by MVYouth, a new initiative is underway to increase the number of licensed home childcare programs on the Island.

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Student on Chappy Mentors Kids Online

A college student living on Chappaquiddick has co-founded a remote mentorship and activity program for schoolchildren. Payment is optional.

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MV Youth Awards Education Scholarships

MVYouth has awarded $760,000 in college and workforce development scholarships to 13 high school seniors and young adults.

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With a Growing Need, Boys and Girls Club Looks to the Future

As the census continues to grow, the Boys and Girls Club facility off Robinson Road in Edgartown is no longer adequate to serve the needs.

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Vision and Laborious Hours Are Real Materials of Splendid New School, the Island’s Pride
Colbert Smith
An estimated 200 people stood squinting in the brilliant, hot sun Sunday afternoon, and watched Gordon Kelvin White and Robert Eldridge White Jr. raise the United States flag slowly to the top of a tall aluminum flagpole set in front of the new Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Before that Rev. Thomas H. Lehman had offered a short prayer; and after that, Mrs. Wilfrid O. White merely spoke the words that were inscribed in the base of the flagpole she had given the school, and on which her grandsons had run up the flag.
 
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School Savings Plan
Vineyard Gazette
With the approval and cooperation of the superintendent of schools, the principals and faculty, the Dukes County Savings Bank has instituted a school savings plan design to encourage thrift by regular savings. The teachers are provided with signature cards, the first step toward opening an account, and a deposit envelope for the first deposit. At least five cents is required. The bank will issue pass books in the name of all students.
 
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Public Schools See Steady Increase In Non-English Speaking Students

There are now 327 students in English language learning (ELL) programs in the Island public schools.

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Mr. Shorter Addresses the Faculty
Rufus Shorter
Those of us who aspire to teach must never cease to learn, and I would hope each of us will work constantly to improve our craft.
 
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