Meg McIntyre writes the weekly Quick Studies column about local schools. She attended the University of Denver and contributed to publications including the Denver Business Journal and 5280 Magazine. She also served as the executive editor of the university's student newspaper, the Clarion. After graduating with a degree in journalism, French and English, she spent eight months teaching English in the French Alps, and is now The Sentinel's education reporter.

    As the end of graduation season nears, many high school seniors are preparing for their next steps into the “real world.” Just a few years ago, so was Keene High School alumna Samantha Milano-Sumalinog . Throughout high school, the 2011 graduate had been interested in languages, teaching her…

    With nor’easter after nor’easter hitting New England this month, winter has seemed to drag on. But at James Faulkner Elementary School in Stoddard, one teacher is using the late-season snow as a learning opportunity for her students.