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Concord School Board considers cuts to next year’s budget

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Faced with potentially steep budget cuts, the Concord School Board advocated reaching for middle ground at a special meeting last night. The district intends to raise its budget but is also anticipating a revenue loss, so officials are looking for ways to reduce spending and cut approximately $1 million from the district’s budget, currently figured at $75.32 million, 1.55 percent higher than last year’s $74.17 million budget. At last night’s …

Kearsarge 7th-grader heading to national geography bee championship

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A seventh-grader from Kearsarge Regional Middle School in North Sutton has won the New Hampshire geographic bee and will head to the national championship in Washington. WMUR reported that Isaac Stearns bested 101 other Granite State students to win the state title at Keene State College on Friday. Students in grades four through eight were eligible. The National Geographic Society said more than …

Headmaster? Principal? Opposition mounts against name change at Pembroke Academy

Sunday, March 29, 2015

What’s in a name? That which Pembroke Academy calls a headmaster by any other name would govern as well. Or would it? That’s the question, brought by hundreds of petitioners, that will soon face the Pembroke School Board – for a second time. In September, there was no fanfare when the school board for the 196-year-old, private-turned-public high school decided to update the …

Rudman Center advisers looking to future, building on momentum

Saturday, March 28, 2015

When he learned the state’s flagship university wanted to dedicate a public policy center in his name, former U.S. senator Warren Rudman said there was no greater mission than to train future leaders to seek justice, serve their country and work together for the common good. The late …

Review of campus sexual misconduct policies in NH finds gaps

Friday, March 27, 2015

Lawyers who reviewed how New Hampshire’s public universities and colleges handle sexual harassment and other misconduct said yesterday the schools must address specific gaps in policies and practices while also making broader efforts to create a safe campus culture. University System of New Hampshire officials asked attorneys at …

Technology is the focus of first-time Smarter Balanced implementation

Thursday, March 26, 2015

With headphones on, hands on laptop keyboards and gazes focused on the screens, fourth-grade students at Christa McAuliffe School answered math questions yesterday during a Smarter Balanced testing session. Schools are used to administering standardized tests, but the …

Students and parents ask Concord School Board to maintain Capitol Center partnership

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tuesday night, Nick Skafidas was on stage at the Capitol Center for the Arts playing the trumpet in what he feared could be his last concert at the venue. To make sure he can play there next year, the Concord High School junior spoke at the Concord School …

PHOTOS: Trout in the Classroom at Henniker Community School

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Henniker Community School seventh-grade science classes are participating in the Trout in the Classroom project, a program supported by Trout Unlimited and New Hampshire Fish and Game. The students are raising trout from the larva stage (sac fry) …

Former governor Merrill steps down from Rudman Center Board of Advisors

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A second member of the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Policy’s Board of Advisors has resigned. Former governor Steve Merrill resigned yesterday, according to the University of New Hampshire. His resignation followed that of Portsmouth lawyer Stephen Tober. Both are close friends of former …

‘Animal House’ frat at Dartmouth accused of branding members

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Dartmouth College fraternity that partly inspired the 1978 movie Animal House has been accused of branding new members while under suspension last fall, but the group’s lawyer denies that anyone was hazed or hurt. Alpha Delta, which …

UNH warns Broderick to stay away from Rudman Center in letter

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Policy next week will host three high-profile speakers, including retired U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal. The man who helped bring these speakers in, however, will not be in …

Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning

Sunday, March 22, 2015

On college campuses nationwide, the intertwined problems of sexual assault and alcohol are under intense scrutiny as students increasingly speak up and the federal government cracks down. Pushed to a collective moment of reckoning, colleges and universities are …

Occupational therapy students at work on ski slopes

Sunday, March 22, 2015

University of New Hampshire students who hope to become occupational therapists are practicing their skills not in a hospital but on the ski slopes. Five students working on their master’s degrees are finishing up a 12-week internship teaching people with disabilities to ski and snowboard. The students are …