Category Archives: Articles

By Brad Choyt for the Valley News (Published in print: Tuesday, June 20, 2017) We live in a culture that likes to evaluate and quantify how we’re doing. From an early age, we test students relative to their classmates and issue…  Read more >

Excerpt from the education section of the online Valley News: Monday, March 20, 2017 (Published in print: Tuesday, March 21, 2017) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Cells Three Upper Valley students will represent New Hampshire at the national MathCounts competition in Florida in April,…  Read more >

By Brad Choyt for the Valley News Monday, March 13, 2017 (Published in print: Tuesday, March 14, 2017) I have three children, all at very different stages of their lives as students. My eldest, a high school student, is balancing sports, a…  Read more >

Author and former Crossroads English teacher Jessica Lahey is quoted about how character education is incorporated in the Crossroads curriculum

Founder Mary Beth Klee’s speech celebrating Crossroads twenty-fifth anniversary

By Brad Choyt for the Valley News (Published in print: Tuesday, May 24, 2016) “Hey, Dad,” my 9-year-old daughter called out as she presented me with an issue of National Geographic. “Did you know that hibernating Arctic ground squirrels can…  Read more >

You don’t have to read widely in today’s business journals to recognize the importance of creativity in the workplace. In our innovation-driven global economy, truly creative ideas provide companies with a necessary competitive edge. Executives who work in many different…  Read more >

By Brad Choyt for the Valley News (Published in print: Tuesday, January 5, 2016) Throughout the school year, educators continually watch their students adapt to evolving social environments and new sets of materials. Each day provides precious opportunities to ask…  Read more >

By Brad Choyt for the Valley News Tuesday, September 22, 2015 (Published in print: Tuesday, September 22, 2015) Imagine this scenario: You are an eighth-grade student who has struggled in the past with math. Soon after Labor Day, you walk…  Read more >

The people at Crossroads Academy in Lyme, New Hampshire, have added a new photovoltaic (PV) array to help power its campus. The 40kW system is providing power for the campus. Its 144 solar panels are on the campus in three rows of a fixed ground mount. The story did not begin, and does not end, with the addition of a few PV panels and savings of a bit of money.