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Education

Proposed Andover School District budget up 0.53 percent

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Andover School District has proposed a $4.7 million operating budget for next year. The budget is up $25,000 – or 0.53 percent – over the current year budget. Taxpayers would be responsible for raising 72 percent of the budget. The district’s annual meeting is scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m. at Andover Elementary/Middle School. Seventy percent of the total budget increase is tied to a new contract with the …

Chichester school petitioners ‘make a statement’ about SAU costs

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A petitioned article on the Chichester School District’s warrant seeks to break out the SAU budget to be voted on separately, but – if passed – it isn’t likely to have an effect any time soon. The SAU expenses are currently worked in the schools’ regular budgets. If Chichester alone were allowed a chance to vote down the proposed budget, it would raise …

Pembroke’s $25M school budget gets widespread backing

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

For the first time in several years, the Pembroke School District’s budget received the approval of the municipal budget committee, school board Chairman Tom Serafin said. The school district meeting March 7, including 10 warrant articles and a $25 million budget, lacks controversy and could be in and out in less than an hour, Serafin said. “There’s not a contract to be voted …

Christa McAuliffe School brings local engineers to students for ‘Engineer Week’

Friday, February 20, 2015

Long after she watched a documentary on female astronauts, Stacey Brown remained fixated on the time in the astronauts’ lives when they all settled on their career paths. Each astronaut, Brown said, was inspired during childhood. Brown, a …

Boston College under investigation over access for disabled

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Boston College has become more difficult to navigate for people with disabilities in recent years, according to former and current students whose complaints have prompted an investigation into whether the school is violating accessibility laws. Students said in a complaint to the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil …

Nursing students treat patients in Costa Rica

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A dozen nursing students at Plymouth State University have spent part of their winter travelling to remote villages in Costa Rica, where they treated patients for chronic conditions like diabetes, emphysema, high blood pressure, and others. The trip was part of the Global Health course, a requirement of …

Local schools evaluate weight of snow on buildings, take preventive measures

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Epsom Central School Principal Patrick Connors’s job description has a catch-all ending that reads: “. . . and all other things as needed.” After this weekend’s snowstorm, what the school needed most was more shovelers on the roof. …

UNH president: Campus thriving despite lack of state funding

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The University of New Hampshire is thriving despite the state’s reluctance to view education as a public good, President Mark Huddleston said yesterday in his annual state of the university address. UNH welcomed it largest incoming class ever last fall and has seen record fundraising for the last …

Report praises UNH Law honors program as groundbreaking

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Every so often, and with enough frequency to matter, John Garvey receives a call at the University of New Hampshire School of Law from an employer in search of a rare treasure. They want a young standout – …

UNH makes top 20 list of university farms

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The University of New Hampshire has made a top-20 list of university farms in the country for its teaching and research. UNH was ranked No. 20 in the list published by Best College Reviews. It was noted for having an academically centered farming operation. The rankings are based …

Education funding looms large in Hassan’s budget, but not enough for tuition freeze at UNH

Friday, February 13, 2015

Even with $13 million more from the state in the next biennium, the University System of New Hampshire wouldn’t be able to avoid an in-state tuition increase. Officials at the university system, one of the few agencies to see a significant increase in Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposal, …

University System of New Hampshire won’t set tuition until state budget approved

Monday, February 9, 2015

The University System of New Hampshire will wait to set in-state tuition rates until June, once the Legislature and Gov. Maggie Hassan approve the state’s next two-year budget plan and USNH learns how much state funding it will …

Granite State College gets new president from UNH

Monday, February 9, 2015

Granite State College, the University System of New Hampshire’s top program for offering online education, has a new president with a more traditional college background. Mark Rubinstein, currently vice president for student and academic services at the University …