Links of Local Interest

Putney Family Services  Putney Family Services was founded in 1989 to "...identify and address the factors which threaten the healthy development of children and families in Putney".

iPutney - Classified/Help Wanted, School news, Town Hall News, Community News, Putney History.

Putney, VT Home Page  Putney is a great place to live and work. Innovative schools have flourished here; the arts have found a home here; our artisans produce some of Vermont's most beautiful crafts. Sackett's Brook, which once turned a dozen water wheels on its boisterous descent to the Connecticut River, flows through our campus, and continues on through the heart of the village where you'll find an eclectic collection of shops, inns, and gourmet delights. From there, Putney's back roads lead to unspoiled country made for hiking, biking, and X-C skiing. We invite you to explore this site with links to many of our local crafts people, the Putney Craft Tour and the Discover Putney List Serve.

Windham Southeast Supervisory Union (WSESU)  The Windham Southeast Supervisory Union has the administrative responsibility for the town school districts in our region, as well as all public schools and affiliated programs in Brattleboro proper.  General oversight of the Supervisory Union falls to the Superintendent, Ron Stahley, who is appointed by the local school boards. Each of our towns (Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Putney and Vernon) constitutes a school district with an elected board that establishes policy and presents the annual spending plan to the voters for approval. Each town, with the support of its board, the district business manager, and the superintendent, develops an annual budget, which is reviewed and approved at Town Meeting, held each March.

VT Agency of Education  Working under the authority of the State Board of Education, the VTAOEis committed to helping students, educators, and public schools meet Vermont’s high standards. The site provides information about the VAOE’s programs, services, and initiatives. A bit challenging to navigate at times, but perseverance usually pays off.

VT-211  A directory of human services and other resources in Vermont.

Putney: World's Best Known Small Town  From Google Books.


SBAC Testing Info... The SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) has replaced the NECAP as the standardized test of record in VT.
School Quality Standards: Information and Resources
NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Process) test info
VT Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities
 "Accountability" data, AYP (Annual Yearly Progress) information.

National Common Core
www.corestandards.org

Brattleboro Reformer - Local Newspaper

The Commons - Yet another local paper


The Putney School - Independent School for grades 9-12; boarding and day students

The Grammar School - Independent PK-8 School

The Greenwood School - Independent boarding school for boys with specific learning challenges.

The Compass School - Independent day school for area students in grades 7-12

Brattleboro Union High School - 9-12 public high school.  Most of our PCS grads will attend BUHS.


Educational Links

Many of our teachers have posted their favorite links on their teacher page, so be sure to visit via our Faculty page.

Facebook Privacy: 10 Settings Every User Needs to Know

National Gallery, London

The National Gallery in London houses one of the greatest Western European painting collections. These pictures belong to everyone and are presented here for you to enjoy and keep with you at all times.

Wonderful "start up" story that has evolved into perhaps the top ed platform in the world. 
Its mission:
"To provide a free, world‑class education for anyone, anywhere."



Watch and learn with a daily stream of fun, animated videos.  A new movie EVERY Day!  Learn something different each day with the free BrainPOP Featured Movie App for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch!

American Association of School Librarians Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning

This selection of "Top 25" websites is said to "foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration."  They are all free, web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage exploration and discovery.

Prezi: Simply Stunning Presentations

Tired of the monotony of PowerPoint presentations?  Even Apple Keynote starting to feel mundane? Want your science presentation to have that certain something that makes it stand out in the crowd?  Be sure to check out Prezi.  Very cool indeed.




CAST: Transforming Education Through Universal Design
If you're interested in alternative methodologies and leveraging the power of technology, particular for those with learning differences, be sure to check out CAST.  Very information, provocative site aimed at helping us reconsider how we teach, and how we learn.  Highly recommended.

The work of CASEL (Center for Academic, Social & Emotional Learning) centers around fostering positive social and emotional development in children.  Their CASEL Parent Toolkit is a terrific resource, and should be on everyone's list of required readings.  Bookmark it, because you're sure to be returning to it time and again.  Five stars!



Poodwaddle


Odd name, but a tremendously useful site with tons of great info, including world clock, population, energy consumption, etc., updating in real time. Can also function as a app, which you can download free to your computer.  How cool is that?